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A Battle Against Injustice: The Triumph of Faith and Freedom for Samra Saleem’s Family

In the heartland of Pakistan, a chilling shadow of oppression looms over minority religious communities. Forced conversion to Islam is not just a growing concern; it’s a haunting reality that tears families apart through threats, intimidation, and violence.

Imagine a world where your faith, the very essence of your identity, is under constant threat. Picture being part of a Christian family of six, laboring relentlessly at a brick kiln in South Punjab, Pakistan, only to find yourselves ensnared in a web of deceit and coercion.

This was the grim reality for the Saleem family. They took a loan of three hundred thousand Pakistani rupees to meet their needs, only to have the kiln owner double their debt, forcing them to live in the kiln, isolated from family functions or church services.

The kiln owner’s cruelty knew no bounds. He attempted to force the family to convert to Islam, to indoctrinate their children with Islamic education, and even tried to lure them by waiving half of their loans. His offer was met with steadfast rejection.

The Saleem family’s plight reached a terrifying climax when they were given a deadline to pay off their debt. Failure to do so would result in their young daughter being married to a Muslim against their will. The very fabric of their family was at stake.

The Triumph of Faith and Freedom

But hope was not lost. Thanks to the relentless efforts of the ‘Redeem the Oppressed’ rescue team, the Saleem family was freed. They were provided with everything they needed to survive and restart their lives.

Their story is not just a tale of survival; it’s a symbol of triumph over oppression. It’s a beacon of hope for others who suffer from forced conversion, an issue that continues to plague the Hindu, Christian, and Sikh communities in Pakistan.

We are deeply concerned about the lack of legal protections and the justice system’s failure to resolve these cases adequately. But the Saleem family’s liberation is a reminder that the fight for justice, faith, and freedom is far from over.

A Call to Action – Join the Fight for Freedom and Faith

The story of the Saleem family is a clarion call to all of us. It’s a call to stand against injustice, to raise our voices for those who cannot, and to never let go of our faith, no matter how dire the circumstances.

For in the face of darkness, it is our faith, our courage, and our unwavering determination that lights the way to a brighter, more compassionate world.

The story of the Saleem family is a beacon of hope, but there are many more who still suffer. Your support can make a difference. By donating today, you become a part of a movement that stands against oppression and fights for justice, faith, and freedom. Every contribution, no matter how small, brings us one step closer to a world where no one is forced to abandon their beliefs. Use the form to donate and take a stand with us. Together, we can change lives.

By Max Gibson

Max Gibson, also known as Mosheh, holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and has competed on his college's crew, cross country and track and field teams. Max co-founded the College Republicans and has run successful businesses, including Apex Web Services, which serves as CTO for non-profits Farrukh Saif Foundation and 'Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved.' He has been in a leadership position in the non-profit sector since 2011. In addition to his business pursuits, Max is a combat veteran of three major wars and is known for his generosity and strong belief in God.
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