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Christian Pakistani teen escapes death
Worldnetdaily ^ | 8-30-2006 | Worldnetdaily

Posted on 08/30/2006 8:12:54 AM PDT by JesusBmyGod

A Pakistani teen who embraced Christianity has escaped death at the hands of her family, who unsuccessfully demanded she recant her faith, an international ministry group says.

Voice of the Martyrs said the girl, identified only as Diana, now is in hiding for her life.

She grew up in a strict Islamic family in Pakistan, the group said, and her life was "typical" until she met a girl named Mary who was a Christian, and Diana decided to embrace the faith.

"When Diana's family learned that she had become a Christian, they repeatedly beat her and insisted she return to Islam," the organization, which ministers to the persecuted Christian church worldwide, said.

"But Diana refused. She was then forced to a local canal where her uncle put a pistol to her head and gave her one last chance to return to Islam. Diana replied, 'You can kill me if you want. I will not leave Christ,'" VOM confirmed.

"It was then," VOM said, "that Diana's uncle noticed an extremely poisonous black cobra swimming in the canal. Believing he could escape any prosecution for his niece's death, he threw her into the path of the cobra."

Miraculously, Diana, who could not swim, escaped and went into hiding, VOM said.

"She recently told Voice of the Martyrs, 'Jesus was crucified for us. Can we not endure some of the same for Him?"


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christian; crushislam; diana; faith; islam; islamisadeathcult; islamisevil; islamistheproblem; islammustdie; muslim; muslims; pakistan; pakistanichristians; trop
Jesus was crucified for us. Can we not endure some of the same for Him?

Very profound. May all who claim Christ as their Savior ponder this comment.

1 posted on 08/30/2006 8:12:54 AM PDT by JesusBmyGod
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To: JesusBmyGod

Amen! Thx for posting this article.


2 posted on 08/30/2006 8:15:08 AM PDT by Dark Skies
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To: JesusBmyGod

Whoa, what a question.

Smart girl. She knows it's more important to be true to Him. He went through much for us.


3 posted on 08/30/2006 8:16:59 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: JesusBmyGod

This is a true miracle; reminds me of Shadrach, Mischach and Abednigo in the fiery furnace (forgive me if names are misspelled).


4 posted on 08/30/2006 8:21:04 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: JesusBmyGod

I just hope she made it out of Pakistan.


5 posted on 08/30/2006 8:21:56 AM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: nmh

It's amazing when we compare and contrast this girl's faith and commitment to Christ to the Fox journalists who "converted" at the threat of death.


6 posted on 08/30/2006 8:23:28 AM PDT by JesusBmyGod
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To: JesusBmyGod

This girl had a lot more guts than Steve Centanni.

OK Flame me but its a fact.


7 posted on 08/30/2006 8:27:12 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: JesusBmyGod
"When Diana's family learned that she had become a Christian, they repeatedly beat her and insisted she return to Islam," the organization, which ministers to the persecuted Christian church worldwide, said.

"But Diana refused. She was then forced to a local canal where her uncle put a pistol to her head and gave her one last chance to return to Islam.

Apostasy is punishable by the death penalty in Islam. The Fox reporters who "converted" at gunpoint are now fair game.

Diana replied, 'You can kill me if you want. I will not leave Christ,'" VOM confirmed.

God love her. I hope I could be so courageous.

8 posted on 08/30/2006 8:29:52 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Paved Paradise
This is a true miracle; reminds me of Shadrach, Mischach and Abednigo in the fiery furnace (forgive me if names are misspelled).

Or "Rack, Shack and Benny," for VeggieTales fans out there 8-)

10 posted on 08/30/2006 8:30:55 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: JesusBmyGod
Diana replied, 'You can kill me if you want. I will not leave Christ,'"

.....and he won't leave you..........words to live and die by......

11 posted on 08/30/2006 8:32:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: JesusBmyGod
Heb.13 [5] Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

"It's amazing when we compare and contrast this girl's faith and commitment to Christ to the Fox journalists who "converted" at the threat of death."

Excellent point!

It's hard to do. I believe I could stand up to those freaks. What would help me is knowing that I would be spending ETERNITY with Him. If my consequence was a beheading or some other ghoulish way to go, I'd be sickened but thinking about going to hell by denouncing Him to believe in the devil would allow me to remain loyal. I'd also be in prayer with Him, asking for strength to endure the horror. Some how I know He'd help me to do it.

I remember in the Bible when Stephen was being stoned to death ... he looked up and CHRIST was standing there ... waiting to personally greet him in heaven. I'm no where near as great as him but I believe He will NOT abandon His own in times such as that.


Heb.13:5 [5] Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

12 posted on 08/30/2006 8:33:04 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Aquinasfan

You Shack, We Shack and To Bed We Go!.......


13 posted on 08/30/2006 8:33:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: JesusBmyGod
It's amazing when we compare and contrast this girl's faith and commitment to Christ to the Fox journalists who "converted" at the threat of death. Maybe I missed this, but did the Fox journalists ever announce their Christianity before "renouncing" it? I'm torn on the subject of their conversion, because I was taught to neither fear nor seek death. Hard to see where they'd be witnessing their faith by seeking death, only to be unceremoniously be dumped in a ditch after being killed. You can bet their killers wouldn't allow any portion of their Christian witness be broadcast. And they'd have essentially killed themselves, leaving family behind. I have no claim to understanding what judgement passes on people who superficially renounce their faith, while remaining true in heart -- but it does seem that the Fox journalists are getting judged by a much greater standard than those believers who proudly proclaim their faith yet live outright ungodly lives.
14 posted on 08/30/2006 8:36:00 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: nmh
Your comment is right on! (Gave me goosebumps.)

My pastor has frequently said that what this world has to offer is the worst it will ever be for a Christian, but the best it will ever be for those who deny the grace of God and the salvation He provides.

My deepest desire is that I will never deny my Lord no matter the circumstances. He will be my strength when I am weak.

15 posted on 08/30/2006 8:39:02 AM PDT by JesusBmyGod
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To: Paved Paradise

...."When Diana's family learned that she had become a Christian, they repeatedly beat her and insisted she return to Islam," She was then forced to a local canal where her uncle put a pistol to her head and gave her one last chance to return to Islam. Diana's uncle noticed an extremely poisonous black cobra swimming in the canal. Believing he could escape any prosecution for his niece's death, he threw her into the path of the cobra.".....

Oh, the loving and beautiful religion embraced by her family just brings tears to my eyes. Such love.

As for those who condemn the Fox Journalists who said they converted to Islam under fear of death, their heads being chopped off. Please, do not be so quick to condemn them. Not too many can be as brave and couragous as this young lady. I have no doubt if they pray to Christ to forgive them for turning their back on Christ he would forgive them. Anyone remember Peter the night Jesus was taken into custody...He denied Christ as well. We are all imperfect souls.


16 posted on 08/30/2006 8:39:57 AM PDT by never4get (I Do Whatever My Rice Krispies Tell Me To......)
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To: Individual Rights in NJ
I understand your point. However, they did lie very publicly...in front of the entire world. It saddens me that their testimony (or lack there of) will become a stumbling block for others, making appeasement the OK thing to do.
17 posted on 08/30/2006 8:43:14 AM PDT by JesusBmyGod
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To: sgtbono2002

nothing to get flamed about.........just speaking the truth


18 posted on 08/30/2006 8:46:28 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Israel, taking out the world's trash since 1948.)
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To: JesusBmyGod

The cult of Islam is so shaky that its adherents can't
endure the slightest criticism of its foundations. Clear
proof of its falsehood. Christianity has been ridiculed
and despised for 2000 years and still stands triumphant.
Jesus is Lord; Mohammed is a false prophet now receiving
his just judgement.


19 posted on 08/30/2006 8:48:53 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Aquinasfan
"Apostasy is punishable by the death penalty in Islam. The Fox reporters who "converted" at gunpoint are now fair game."

That being the case why is Barak Obama still living? Why didn't his Kenyan family kill him? Equiring minds!

20 posted on 08/30/2006 8:59:19 AM PDT by Chi-Town Lady
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To: JesusBmyGod
compare and contrast...to the Fox journalists who "converted" at the threat of death.

I wonder if Centanni and Wiig have thought this through completely. Since they are now "Moslems" if they denounce that faith in favor of any other, they would be considered "apostate" by true Moslems and thus subject to a death sentence. There are no mulligans for them now.

Regards,
GtG

22 posted on 08/30/2006 1:23:17 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: never4get

Absolutely! I honestly don't think I'd be brave enough if I thought I'd be beheaded, tortured, whatever. Besides, the truth is, I could say words that would have no meaning, which is why the Bible talks about us uttering the words but that we must believe in our heart. Thankfully, God sees/hears both, unlike mortal man.


23 posted on 08/30/2006 6:03:32 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Aquinasfan

Or.... couldn't resist - my shack, your shack, or a bungalow.


24 posted on 08/30/2006 6:04:35 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: never4get
Diana's uncle noticed an extremely poisonous black cobra swimming in the canal. Believing he could escape any prosecution for his niece's death, he threw her into the path of the cobra.....

What a coward, to have a cobra do his dirty work for him. That's pretty symbolic. Praise to the Lord for protecting her, may He continue to do so and provide the means for her escape. Thank you God! Amen!

25 posted on 08/30/2006 6:19:54 PM PDT by pray4liberty (School District horrors: http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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