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Hindu family in Pakistan forced to convert to Islam amid coronavirus outbreak

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Hindu family in Pakistan forced to convert to Islam amid coronavirus outbreak

Robert Spencer

Islamic tolerance. The Qur’an says “There is no compulsion in religion” (2:256). However, what constitutes “compulsion” is in the eye of the beholder. The institutionalized subjugation of the dhimma, with its regular humiliation and harassment, from which one can be freed for the simple price of converting to Islam, is not considered compulsion. Remember Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, the journalists who were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam — even though their conversions were obviously coerced, their captors made them say that they were converting freely, and the captors probably believed that themselves. After all, the journos could have chosen to be killed instead.

“Hindu family in Karachi forced to convert to Islam amid COVID-19 outbreak,” ANI, April 13, 2020.

Karachi (Pakistan) April 13, 2020: A Hindu family in Karachi city of Pakistan was attacked by Maulvis or Muslim clerics and forced them to convert to Islam. Basant Kudar, a Hindu and his mother were also threatened to be killed if they disobeyed the order. Basant’s brother narrated the whole incident in a video. A FIR has also been registered against the culprits. Minorities in Pakistan are facing persecution as they are regularly being threatened by the Muslims to convert to Islam.

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