| Pakistan: Muslims forcing Sikhs to convert to Islam
| Sunday, December 17, 2017
|Jihad Watch : The Qur’an famously says that “there is no compulsion in religion,”
(2:256), but what constitutes “compulsion” is in the eye of the
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.
“Sikh community in Hangu ‘being forced to convert,'” by Umer Farooq, Express Tribune, December 16, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): PESHAWAR: The Sikh community raised on Friday serious
concerns after ‘being forced to convert to Islam’ by a government
official in Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). Lodging a complaint with Deputy Commissioner Hangu Shahid Mehmood,
the community members claimed Assistant Commissioner Tehsil Tall Yaqoob
Khan was allegedly forcing Sikhs to convert to Islam.
District Nazim Hangu for minority Farid Chand Singh, who filed the
complaint, said the community members have been living in the area since
1901 and were never offended by anyone, specifically for religious
believes rather lived all their lives peacefully with Muslims. Singh stated that despite having been a hotbed for sectarian
conflicts, residents of Hangu district never harmed them, were never
approached by someone to convert to Islam, adding they have friendly
relations with Muslims who have always stood up for the community when
“Had it been from someone ordinary, it would have never been felt so
offending but when you hear such things from a government official, it
becomes something really serious,” Singh told The Express Tribune. “We the residents of Doaba area are being tortured religiously,” read the complaint.
“The Constitution empowers us to defend our religious beliefs against
anyone and we want you to call AC Tall Yaqoob Khan and inquire the
issue,” the complaint read, adding that the issues should be
investigated so that the community could live in Pakistan with ‘love,
peace and harmony’
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 6:42 AM