Pakistani Christian Children Get Islamic Names to Avoid Rape, Abuse & Abduction

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Bishop Samson Shukardin of Hyderabad in Pakistan said religious minorities are giving their children Islamic names to help them avoid persecution and abuse.

This practice helps minority children avoid targeted abuse in the country’s public school system.

He said: “Many minorities give their children Islamic names, so they will not be singled out as Christians and become targets for discrimination in primary or secondary schools or at the college level. In many cases, minority students do suffer abuse in public schools.”

Across Pakistan, Christians face widespread discrimination and instances of outright persecution. False blasphemy accusations, mob violence, abductions, and rape only name a few of the abuses Pakistani Christians are forced to endure because of their faith.

For many, to be a Christian in Pakistan is to be treated as a second-class citizen.

According to the Open Doors World Watch List, Pakistan is ranked the 5th most dangerous country in the world for Christians.

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