Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides

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(Worthy News) - Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive.

She is one of hundreds of poor Christian girls who have been trafficked to China in a market for brides that has swiftly grown in Pakistan since late last year, activists say. Brokers are aggressively seeking out girls for Chinese men, sometimes even cruising outside churches to ask for potential brides. They are being helped by Christian clerics paid to target impoverished parents in their congregation with promises of wealth in exchange for their daughters.

Parents receive several thousand dollars and are told that their new sons-in-law are wealthy Christian converts. The grooms turn out to be neither, according to several brides, their parents, an activist, pastors and government officials, all of whom spoke to The Associated Press. Once in China, the girls - most often married against their will - can find themselves isolated in remote rural regions, vulnerable to abuse, unable to communicate and reliant on a translation app even for a glass of water. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides”

  1. Oh seriously? We're gonna blame the Chinese for being willing to buy slaves? After so called "Christian" parents sell their daughters?

    I'm sorry, but there's nothing "Christian" about any parents that sell their daughters into slavery. Calling it a marriage or not. It's not Christ-like.

    Jesus "came to set the captives free." Anybody here ever hear of that line before? Stop calling parents like that "Christians"! I don't care what "church" they go to, or not,

    It shames the Name of the Lord!

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