This woman’s family and an imam targeted her. It’s interesting: in the West, if you point out that Islamic law has a death penalty for leaving Islam, you’re called a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe.” And Christian leaders right up to the Pope of Rome join in this, insisting that Islam is a Religion of Peace and that the Church should be engaging in “dialogue” with Muslim leaders. Groups such as the U.S. Catholic Bishops have even moved actively to silence those who speak out about the root causes of the Muslim persecution of Christians, fearing that honest discussion of such issues will harm the “dialogue.”
Yet that “dialogue” has not saved even one Christian from being a victim of jihad violence and Sharia supremacism. It has done nothing to stop these Muslims from hounding and stalking this poor woman. It is the great con, the grand shell game, of our age, and will be looked back upon by free people of the future, if there are any, as one of the key elements of the Church’s betrayal and abandonment of the persecuted Christians of our day.
Faisalabad (AsiaNews) – Khurram Naveed and his family have been on the run since he married a Muslim woman who converted to Christianity.
“Since we got married we have had to change places many times,” he explained. “Wherever we go, people ask about my beloved wife’s conversion. Sometimes, imams try to force us to convert to Islam, issuing terrible threats.”
“My wife, I and our children have had to flee from place to place. We feel threated [sic] as soon as people find out about by wife’s Muslim past. However, running from one place to another is not easy. There are so many problems.”
“Until now I have to change job six times,” he noted, “and finding new employment is not easy. But we need security for our life and we ask for help from the people of God.”
Their odyssey began when Khurram Naveed, a 33-year-old Christian man, and Sobia, 25, daughter of Muhammad Riaz, a resident of Jameel Park in Faisalabad, started to teach at ‘The Light Christian Primary School in 2009.
Since it was Christian schools, students and staff could take Bible courses. Sobia joined some Christians in one such courses and eventually was drawn to the Gospels and their teachings. She began reading the Bible and decided to embrace the Christian faith.
In order to share her impressions about Christianity and get some help to move towards it, Sobia asked for the help of another teacher, Khurram Naveed, who talked to a clergyman about the situation.
After several discussions with Sobia, and seeing that she was fully consenting in her belief, the pastor decided to baptise her when she reached the age of maturity at 21. Baptised on 9 January 2010, she took a new, Christian name, Mariam (Mary).
After conversion, she wanted to marry the young Christian man. On 20 April 2010, Khurram Naveed and Mariam eloped under Articles 32 and 54, section 9, of the Christian Marriage Act.
However, after their marriage, they could no longer live in Jameel Park. So, the couple fled to Farooqabad, a suburb of Faisalabad, where they were able to start their married life.
All went well for three years, until Mariam’s parents found their address in April 2015. The family did not go after them directly, but stirred the couple’s Muslim neighbours. They began to say that Mariam was Muslim, who had been kidnapped and converted by Khurram Naveed.
Neighbours continued to challenge the couple’s religion until some imam ordered them to convert to Islam or suffer the consequences….