Over at Weasel Zippers Momma asks: “When will our President stand up for the rights of Christians all around the world?” Good question. I wonder if he will be able to stop praising Islam long enough even to consider doing such a thing. “Family flees ‘horrific’ abuse: Given asylum in Canada after couple’s daughter was raped as toddler in Pakistan,” by Tom Godfrey for the Toronto Sun, December 29 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
A seven-year-old Pakistani girl and her family have been given asylum in Canada after reports the child was raped and left to die when her Christian father refused to convert to Islam.
The identities of Baby Neeha and her family are being protected by immigration officials, said human rights lawyer Chantal Desloges and One Free World International, a church that was instrumental in getting the family here.
The family arrived in Canada on Dec. 12 after a three-year battle by organizers to spirit them out of danger in Pakistan….
Church founder Rev. Majed El Shafie said the family of seven have been hiding from extremists in Pakistan for about three years.
Baby Neeha, at the age of 21/2, was raped by the son of her father’s employer and left to die by the roadside, he said. No one was arrested for the crime.
“These horrific events took place because her father, who was Christian, refused to give in to pressure from his Muslim employer to convert to Islam,” El Shafie said.
The family went underground in Pakistan to hide from Muslim extremists who were seeking revenge for their non-conversion, he said.
“The family has lived for years in hiding and in constant fear of being discovered by the employer’s family or Islamic extremists,” El Shafie said. “We are thrilled that she’s finally in Canada.”…
Canada’s Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney, issued a special “ministerial permit” to get the family out of Pakistan, because there were “significant difficulties” involved in getting them out of that lovely, tolerant place.