Religion of Peace in action


Walter
+1
#541
There are Muzzies in Sri Lanka, almost 10% of the population in fact.
 
Walter
#542
Sri Lanka Points to Islamist Militants in Easter Bombing Attacks
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sri-lan...ks-11555918580

“Quel surprise” for some posters on this forum.
 
Cannuck
#543
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List..._peace_process
 
Curious Cdn
+1
#544
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

There are Muzzies in Sri Lanka, almost 10% of the population in fact.

They're on the fringe and have been involved in defacing some of Sri Lanka's great Buddha's but this level of clockwork planning and implementation suggests that a much larger player is behind it. The Saudis? They were behind 9/11. They believe that they are God's soldiers on Earth. ISIS seems to be a likely candidate, first for their raw nihilism and second, because they are currently slithering away from the Syrian and Iraqi battlefields to set up shop somewhere else.

The raw hatred of peaceful Christian worshipers on the holiest of Christian days is extremely disturbing and whoever it is, their intent is deeply evil.
 
Danbones
#545
Israel Secretly Armed and Funded 12 Syrian Rebel Groups, Report Says

Israel supported rebel groups to push Iranian-backed forces and ISIS fighters away from the Israeli border, Foreign Policy reports
https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-...oups-1.6462729

Israel Just Admitted Arming anti-Assad Syrian Rebels. Big Mistake

For the first time on the record, a senior official confirmed Israel's secret unconventional war in Syria, aimed at preventing Iranian encroachment. But what did Israel gain from exposing its 'anti-intervention' lie after so many years of denial?

In his final days as the Israel Defense Forces’ Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot confirmed, on the record, that Israel had directly supported anti-Assad Syrian rebel factions in the Golan...
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/...take-1.6894850

Through deception, thou shalt make war.

Last edited by Danbones; Apr 22nd, 2019 at 05:26 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
#546
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Through deception, thou shalt make war.

War you will make, Yoda?
 
Danbones
#547
Yoda crackers.




I yid you knot.
 
Walter
#548
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The raw hatred of peaceful Christian worshipers on the holiest of Christian days is extremely disturbing and whoever it is, their intent is deeply evil.

It's the Muzzies.
 
Curious Cdn
#549
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

It's the Muzzies.

Sounds like Muzxies.

Maybe, it's Trump's Saudi buddies, again.
 
Cannuck
#550
https://images.app.goo.gl/6nwM4qzppfQAvdSVA
 
Cliffy
-1
#551
 
DaSleeper
#552
 
Cannuck
#553
Oh look! Another "Oh look" meme
 
French Patriot
#554
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Christan churches and tourists appear to have been targeted. No Muslims in Sri Lanka ... Buddhist Sinhalese and Hindu Tamals.


Muslims were subjected to Christian inquisitions just as Christians were subjected to Islam jihads and that is likely why they hate Christians.


I partly dislike Christianity for the same reason as my own Gnostic Christian founders were subjected to the same inquisitions.


If Christianity had a moral ideology today, I would not likely feel as I do, but they do not. It is slightly better than the ideology of Islam but not by much. Both religions should be and are condemned by all moral thinkers.


Regards
DL
 
MHz
#555
Quote: Originally Posted by French Patriot View Post

Both religions should be and are condemned by all moral thinkers.

Let me guess, God fearing people who have left the corrupt NT behind.

You see no need to be concerned that they thing the exodus wars 'are still ongoing' when extermination was the normal way of dealing with 'your enemies'
 
French Patriot
#556
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Let me guess, God fearing people who have left the corrupt NT behind.

You see no need to be concerned that they thing the exodus wars 'are still ongoing' when extermination was the normal way of dealing with 'your enemies'


If I was not concerned with stupid thinking, I would not be here.


Regards
DL
 
MHz
#557
You forget I know what forum you were on more than you were in this one. Not the most polished rocks in the stream are they??
 
French Patriot
#558
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

You forget I know what forum you were on more than you were in this one. Not the most polished rocks in the stream are they??


Did Jesus not seek out the ill to try to make them well?


Is that not a good ideology to follow?


If you were not in those forums to do that, why were you there?
In fact, why are you here is this forum of mostly low quality posters as compared to other sites I visit?


Regards
DL
 
Curious Cdn
+2
#559
Quote: Originally Posted by French Patriot View Post

Muslims were subjected to Christian inquisitions just as Christians were subjected to Islam jihads and that is likely why they hate Christians.
I partly dislike Christianity for the same reason as my own Gnostic Christian founders were subjected to the same inquisitions.
If Christianity had a moral ideology today, I would not likely feel as I do, but they do not. It is slightly better than the ideology of Islam but not by much. Both religions should be and are condemned by all moral thinkers.
Regards
DL

There are simply not enough gospels to draw from. Christianity was sanitized and dumbed down early on by Roman bureaucrats and free thought and interpretation were burnt at the stake. It's sort of the way that the U.S. public education system operates in the 21st Century.
 
MHz
#560
Quote: Originally Posted by French Patriot View Post

Did Jesus not seek out the ill to try to make them well?

'Well' in that they never died?? Maybe in your version of the Bible. It would appear the mission was the cross rather than God gave Him all the rewards before the cross.

Joh:7:39:
(But this spake he of the Spirit,
which they that believe on him should receive:
for the Holy Ghost was not yet given;
because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Joh:20:17:
Jesus saith unto her,
Touch me not;
for I am not yet ascended to my Father:
but go to my brethren,
and say unto them,
I ascend unto my Father,
and your Father;
and to my God,
and your God.
Joh:20:22:
And when he had said this,
he breathed on them,
and saith unto them,
Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
 
MHz
#561
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

There are simply not enough gospels to draw from. Christianity was sanitized and dumbed down early on by Roman bureaucrats and free thought and interpretation were burnt at the stake. It's sort of the way that the U.S. public education system operates in the 21st Century.

Thanks for showing you live in a godless world, well done, the loco collective will be proud of that post.

Rome is history, who decides the moves the education system makes? I have pretty good idea.
 
MHz
#562
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historism
Historism is a philosophical and historiographical theory, founded in 19th-century[1] Germany (as Historismus) and especially influential in 19th- and 20th-century Europe. In those times there was not a single natural, humanitarian or philosophical science that would not reflect, in one way or another, the historical type of thought (cf. comparative historical linguistics etc.).[1] It pronounces the historicity of humanity and its binding to tradition.
Historist historiography rejects historical teleology and bases its explanations of historical phenomena on sympathy and understanding (see Hermeneutics) for the events, acting persons, and historical periods. The historist approach takes to its extreme limits the common observation that human institutions (language, Art, religion, law, State) are subject to perpetual change.[2]
Historism is not to be confused with historicism ,[3] nevertheless the English habits of using both words are very similar. (The term historism is sometimes reserved to identify the specific current called Historismus in the tradition of German philosophy and historiography.)[2]
Contents


  • 1 Criticism
  • 2 Notable exponents
  • 3 Contemporaries
  • 4 See also
  • 5 Notes
  • 6 References

Criticism

Because of the power held on the social sciences by logical positivism, historism or historicism is deemed unpopular.[4]
Karl Popper, one of the most distinguished critics of historicism, criticized historism, too. He differentiated between both phenomena as follows: The term historicism is used in his influential books The Poverty of Historicism and The Open Society and Its Enemies to describe “an approach to the social sciences which assumes that historical prediction is their primary aim, and which assumes that this aim is attainable by discovering the 'rhythms' or the 'patterns', the 'laws' or the 'trends' that underlie the evolution of history”.[5] Popper wrote with reference to Hegel's theory of history, which he criticized extensively. By historism on the contrary, he means the tendency to regard every argument or idea as completely accounted for by its historical context, as opposed to assessing it by its merits. Historism does not aim for the 'laws' of history, but premises the individuality of each historical situation.
On the basis of Popper's definitions, the historian Stefan Berger proposes as a proper word usage:
I deliberately use the term ‘historism’ (and ‘historist’) rather than ‘historicism’ (and ‘historicist’). Whereas ‘historism’ (in German, Historismus), as represented by Leopold von Ranke, can be seen as an evolutionary, reformist concept which understands all political order as historically developed and grown, ‘historicism’ (Historizismus), as defined and rejected by Karl Popper, is based on the notion that history develops according to predetermined laws towards a particular end. The English language, by using only one term for those different concepts, tends to conflate the two. Hence I suggest using two separate terms in analogy to the German language.[6]
 
French Patriot
#563
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

There are simply not enough gospels to draw from. Christianity was sanitized and dumbed down early on by Roman bureaucrats and free thought and interpretation were burnt at the stake. It's sort of the way that the U.S. public education system operates in the 21st Century.



You are a realist. Nice to see.


You also have your facts correct.


Dumbed down sheeple people are so much easier to control and fleece.


Regards
DL
 
French Patriot
#564
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

'Well' in that they never died??


Sigh. Only the biggest fools think that never dying would be a blessing.


John 6 ; 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the fleshprofiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and theyare life.


Regards
DL



 
MHz
#565
1Co:15:53-54:
For this corruptible must put on incorruption,
and this mortal must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption,
and this mortal shall have put on immortality,
then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written,
Death is swallowed up in victory.
Re:16:17-21:
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air;
and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven,
from the throne,
saying,
It is done.
And there were voices,
and thunders,
and lightnings;
and there was a great earthquake,
such as was not since men were upon the earth,
so mighty an earthquake,
and so great.
And the great city was divided into three parts,
and the cities of the nations fell:
and great Babylon came in remembrance before God,
to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
And every island fled away,
and the mountains were not found.
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven,
every stone about the weight of a talent:
and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail;
for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Zec:13:8-9:
And it shall come to pass,
that in all the land,
saith the LORD,
two parts therein shall be cut off and die;
but the third shall be left therein.
And I will bring the third part through the fire,
and will refine them as silver is refined,
and will try them as gold is tried:
they shall call on my name,
and I will hear them:
I will say,
It is my people:
and they shall say,
The LORD is my God.
Eze:37:11-17:
Then he said unto me,
Son of man,
these bones are the whole house of Israel:
behold,
they say,
Our bones are dried,
and our hope is lost:
we are cut off for our parts.
Therefore prophesy and say unto them,
Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold,
O my people,
I will open your graves,
and cause you to come up out of your graves,
and bring you into the land of Israel.
And ye shall know that I am the LORD,
when I have opened your graves,
O my people,
and brought you up out of your graves,
And shall put my spirit in you,
and ye shall live,
and I shall place you in your own land:
then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it,
and performed it,
saith the LORD.
The word of the LORD came again unto me,
saying,
Moreover,
thou son of man,
take thee one stick,
and write upon it,
For Judah,
and for the children of Israel his companions:
then take another stick,
and write upon it,
For Joseph,
the stick of Ephraim,
and for all the house of Israel his companions:
And join them one to another into one stick;
and they shall become one in thine hand.
Heb:10:16-17:
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days,
saith the Lord,
I will put my laws into their hearts,
and in their minds will I write them;
And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.


I will be repenting my sins until the day the 7th trump sounds. You will reap the rewards of not having to do that as you have already been purged of all your sins, . . . haven't you Delilah?
 
French Patriot
#566
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

1Co:15:53-54:


TLDR.


Regards
DL
 
MHz
#567
By the power of Grayskull . . . might be a better start for you.
 
spaminator
#568
Terror suspect linked to U.S. agent on $1 million bail facing extradition
Sam Pazzano Courts Bureau
Published:
April 30, 2019
Updated:
April 30, 2019 6:09 PM EDT
A Syrian businessman suspected of terrorism and linked romantically to an American federal agent is free on $1 million bail after he was committed to surrender to the U.S.
Nadal Diya, 46, the CEO of a Persian Gulf business providing support to oil companies, walked out of court Friday an hour after a judge committed him to surrender to face counterfeit passport charges in Texas.
Diya’s lawyer David Parry appealed Justice Gillian Roberts’ decision and his client was freed, but the lawyer must make submissions to the federal Minister of Justice to halt Diya’s extradition.
Federal prosecutors argued Diya’s a strong flight risk because he has significant funds and was granted a Dominican passport for a $100,000 donation.
Diya also demonstrated access to and ability to use fake passports, court heard.
Story continues below
He’s been on bail since Oct. 31.
Diya testified he “wishes to clear his name” and fight the charges, but had no connection to Canada and faces serious consequences if extradited to the U.S., court heard.
Diya met Leatrice Malika DeBruhl-Daniels, 45, in 2016 while she was stationed in the United Arab Emirates.
She worked for the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), which handles criminal, terrorism and intelligence investigations for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
In 2016, Diya tried to obtain U.S. tourist visa.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) believed he was involved in illegally-exporting goods from the U.S. to Iran, court documents stated.
De Bruhl-Daniels contacted the State Department and DHS on Diya’s behalf but was told to “stay away” and that he faced arrest if he entered the U.S.
Dad who hid daughter from mistress guilty in passport fraud
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Suspended immigration consultant charged with fraud
Instead, she engaged in a romantic relationship with Diya, tipping him off he was under investigation.
Diya threw a lavish birthday party for Bruhl-Daniels and hired her son to work a couple of months for $3,000 and paid for her vacation in Greece.
De Bruhl-Daniels was busted Sept. 28 on obstruction charges but was freed and lives with her mother in Virginia.
She was suspended from duty.
Diya is accused of using a fraudulent Guatemalan passport in July 2014 —confiscated two months later by the Guatemalan Consul General in Houston.
In July 2014, Diya allegedly tried to use this bogus passport to set up a Texas-based business with a co-conspirator.
In August 2014, an FBI undercover employee and confidential source met with Diya and his partner.
The partner stated on the recorded conversation he obtained 11 fake Guatemalan passports, but was looking for a less-expensive supplier.
Diya requested a legitimate U.S. passport from the undercover cop, who wanted $150,000, court documents stated.
Toronto police arrested him at Pearson International Airport — his first time in Canada — in Sept. 2018 after a request from the U.S., enroute to Calgary from Dubai.
spazzano@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/crime/ter...ng-extradition
 
spaminator
#569
Iran flogs, executes two accused teen rapists in secret
Brad Hunter
Published:
May 1, 2019
Updated:
May 1, 2019 4:21 PM EDT
Clip of an earlier Iran execution. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Two convicted teen rapists were flogged then executed in a clandestine death house in Iran.
Cousins Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, both 17, were executed in Adelabad prison on April 25, after spending two years behind bars.
But Amnesty International is claiming the pair — both arrested when they were 15-years-old — endured “unfair trials” that doomed them.
Amnesty said the pair were both brutally beaten while in police detention and were barred from speaking with their lawyer.
Cousins Mehdi Sohrabifar, top, and Amin Sedaghat were executed in Adelabad prison. They had first been flogged. Both were 17. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Making matters worse, the two teens, their families and their lawyers had no idea they would be executed until the deed was done.
Story continues below
On the day before they were executed, the boys’ families were allowed to visit them but there was no explanation.
International human rights laws typically frown on executing anyone under the age of 18 at the time crimes were committed.
“The Iranian authorities have once again proved that they are sickeningly prepared to put children to death, in flagrant disregard of international law,” Amnesty International spokesman Philip Luther told the Daily Mail.
“It seems they cruelly kept these two boys in the dark about their death sentences for two years, flogged them in the final moments of their lives and then carried out their executions in secret.”
He added: “We have identified a trend in which Iran’s authorities are carrying out executions of juvenile offenders in secret and without giving advance notice to the families, seemingly in a deliberate attempt to avoid global outrage.”
Iran has executed at least 97 people who were under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes between 1990 and 2018, Amnesty said.

http://torontosun.com/news/world/ira...ists-in-secret
 
spaminator
#570
Pakistani Christian girls trafficked to China as brides
Associated Press
Published:
May 7, 2019
Updated:
May 7, 2019 4:07 PM EDT
GUJRANWALA, Pakistan — 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.
Mahek Liaqat, who married a Chinese national, shows her marriage certificate in Gujranwala, Pakistan. K.M. Chaudary / AP
“This is human smuggling,” said Ijaz Alam Augustine, the human rights and minorities minister in Pakistan’s Punjab province, in an interview with the AP. “Greed is really responsible for these marriages … I have met with some of these girls and they are very poor.”
Augustine accused the Chinese government and its embassy in Pakistan of turning a blind eye to the practice by unquestioningly issuing visas and documents. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied that, saying China has zero tolerance for illegal transnational marriage agencies.
Human Rights Watch called on China and Pakistan to take action to end bride trafficking, warning in an April 26 statement of “increasing evidence that Pakistani women and girls are at risk of sexual slavery in China.”
On Monday, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency arrested eight Chinese nationals and four Pakistanis in raids in Punjab province in connection with trafficking, Geo TV reported. It said the raids followed an undercover operation that included attending an arranged marriage.
The Chinese embassy said last month that China is co-operating with Pakistan to crack down on unlawful matchmaking centres, saying “both Chinese and Pakistani youths are victims of these illegal agents.”
The Associated Press interviewed more than a dozen Christian Pakistani brides and would-be brides who fled before exchanging vows. All had similar accounts of a process involving brokers and members of the clergy, including describing houses where they were taken to see potential husbands and spend their wedding nights in Islamabad, the country’s capital, and Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.
“It is all fraud and cheating. All the promises they make are fake,” said Muqadas.
SUPPLY AND DEMAND
In China, demand for foreign brides has mounted, a legacy of the one-child policy that skewed the country’s gender balance toward males. Brides initially came largely from Vietnam, Laos and North Korea. Now men are looking further afield, said Mimi Vu, director of advocacy at Pacific Links, which helps trafficked Vietnamese women.
“It’s purely supply and demand,” she said. “It used to be, ‘Is she light-skinned?’ Now it’s like, ‘Is she female?”‘
Pakistan seems to have come onto marriage brokers’ radar late last year.
Saleem Iqbal, a Christian activist, said he first began to see significant numbers of marriage to Chinese men in October. Since then, an estimated 750 to 1,000 girls have been married off, he said.
Pakistan’s small Christian community, centred in Punjab province, makes a vulnerable target. Numbering some 2.5 million in the country’s overwhelmingly Muslim population of 200 million, Christians are among Pakistan’s most deeply impoverished. They also have little political or social support.
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Among all faiths in Pakistan, parents often decide a daughter’s marriage partner. The deeply patriarchal society sees girls as less desirable than boys and as a burden because the bride’s family must pay a dowry and the cost of the wedding when they marry. A new bride is often mistreated by her husband and in-laws if her dowry is considered inadequate.
By contrast, potential Chinese grooms offer parents money and pay all wedding expenses.
Some of the grooms are from among the tens of thousands of Chinese in Pakistan working on infrastructure projects under Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, a project that has further boosted ties between the two countries in recent years. Other grooms search directly from China through networks. They present themselves as Christian converts, but pastors complicit in the deals don’t ask for any documentation.
They pay on average US$3,500 to $5,000, including payments to parents, pastors and a broker, said Iqbal, who is also a journalist with a small Christian station, Isaac TV. Iqbal has gone to court to stop marriages and sheltered runaway brides, some as young as 13.
Muqadas’ mother Nasreen said she was promised about $5,000, which included the cost of the wedding and her daughter’s wedding dress. “But I have not seen anything yet,” she said.
“I really believed I was giving her a chance at a better life and also a better life for us,” Nasreen said.
PRIESTS AND BROKERS
Dozens of priests are paid by brokers to find brides for Chinese men, said Augustine, the provincial minorities minister, who is Christian. Many are from the small evangelical churches that have proliferated in Pakistan.
Gujranwala, a city north of Lahore, has been a particular target of brokers, with more than 100 local Christian women and girls married off to Chinese in recent months, according to Iqbal.
The city has several mainly Christian neighbourhoods, largely dirt poor with open sewers running along narrow slum streets. Tucked away in the alleys are numerous evangelical churches, small cement structures unrecognizable except for small crosses outside.
Pastor Munch Morris said he knows a group of pastors in his neighbourhood who work with a private Chinese marriage broker. Among them, he said, is a fellow pastor at his church who tells his flock, “God is happy because these Chinese boys convert to Christianity. They are helping the poor Christian girls.”
Morris opposes such marriages, calling them an insult. “We know these marriages are all for the sake of money.”
Rizwan Rashid, a parishioner at the city’s Roman Catholic St. John’s Church, said that two weeks earlier, a car pulled up to him outside the church gates. Two Pakistani men and a Chinese woman inside asked him if he knew of any girls who want to marry a Chinese man.
“They told me her life would be great,” he said. “Everything would be paid for by them.”
They were willing to pay him to help, but he said the church’s priest often warns his flock against such marriages, so he refused.
Brokers also troll brick kilns, where the poorest work essentially as slaves to pay off debts, and offer to pay off their workers’ debts in exchange for daughters as brides.
Pakistani and Chinese brokers work together in the trade. One prominent broker in Gujranwala is a Pakistani known only as Robinson. He refused to talk to the AP, but his wife Razia told the AP that they make arrangements through a Chinese marriage bureau in Islamabad.
Moqadas and another young woman from the same neighbourhood, Mahek Liaqat, said Robinson arranged their marriages, providing photos of potential grooms. Afterward, they each described being taken to the same, multi-story house in Islamabad, a sort of boarding house with bedrooms. There, each met her husband for the first time face-to-face and spent her wedding night.
Mahek, 19, said she stayed there with her husband for a month, during which she saw several other girls brought in. She attended several weddings performed in the basement.
Other brides told of meeting their husbands at a similar house in a posh neighbourhood of Lahore.
Simbal Akmal, 18, was taken there by her parents. Two other Christian girls were already there in a large sitting room, picking grooms. Three Chinese men were presented to Simbal, and her father demanded she choose one. She told him she didn’t want to marry, but he insisted, claiming “it was a matter of our honour,” she said.
“He had already promised I would marry one,” she said. “They just wanted money.”
She married, but immediately fled. She was joined by her sister, who refused her parents’ demands to marry a Chinese man. Both escaped to a refuge run by the activist, Iqbal.
IN CHINA
Muqadas said her husband had claimed to be a man of money, but when she arrived in China in early December, she found herself living “in a small house, just one room and a bedroom.”
She said he rarely let her out of the house on her own. He forced her to undergo a battery of medical tests that later she found were attempts to determine why she was not yet pregnant. On Christmas Eve, when she pressed him to take her to church, he slapped her and broke her phone, she said.
“I don’t have the words to tell you how difficult the last month there was,” said Muqadas. “He threatened me.”
Finally, he agreed to send her home after her family said they would go to the police.
Mahek said she hadn’t wanted to get married, but her parents insisted. Her Chinese husband was possessive and refused to let her leave the house. “He was just terrible,” she said.
In China, her husband, Li Tao, denied abusing Mahek. He said he was a Christian convert and worked for a state-owned Chinese company building roads and bridges when he met Mahek through a Pakistani matchmaker introduced by a Chinese friend.
He was taken by her at first sight, he said. “If you look at her and you see she’s right for you, that’s it, right?”
Li returned with Mahek last winter to his hometown of Chenlou, a village surrounded by wheat fields in coastal Jiangsu province. They moved into his mother’s home, a one-story courtyard house.
After Malek’s family reached out to their government for help to bring her back, the police showed up at Li’s home and said they were told he was illegally confining a woman in his home.
He said it was Mahek who refused to go outside.
“I wouldn’t force her into doing anything,” Li said. “She just had to learn to adapt to a new environment. I wasn’t asking her to change right away.” Still, he bought plane tickets to take her back to Pakistan.
Others, however, are unable to come back.
Mahek’s grandfather Idriis Masih said he contacted the parents of several other Pakistani girls whom Mahek had befriended through a phone app in China and who were desperate to return home. All the parents were poor and shrugged off his attempts to convince them to retrieve their daughters.
“She is married now. It is her life,” he said.
——
Kang reported from Linyi, China. Associated Press researcher Shanshan Wang in Beijing contributed to this report
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Mkytbm3Q6s
http://torontosun.com/news/world/pak...hina-as-brides
 

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