Christian girl from Pakistan keeps faith in Jesus despite hellish experience under ISIS captivity
Were if not for her strong and steadfast faith in Jesus Christ, this 15-year-old Christian girl from Pakistan says she would not be alive today to describe the hellish experience she underwent as a captive of the Islamic State (ISIS).
Recalling her harrowing ordeal, Komal spoke to people from the International Christian Concern (ICC) and described how the ISIS barbarians tortured and raped her repeatedly and then, worst of all, impregnated her and forced her to convert to Islam, The Gospel Herald reports.
She said her personal hell began when she and her family were kidnapped by the ISIS militants while they were sleeping in an undisclosed place in the Middle East last year.
She said the armed men brutally beat her and her entire family and threatened to kill them if they shouted for help.
"Then, the kidnappers dragged me from my mother's lap to their car in the street. My eyes and mouth were covered with a piece of cloth and they took me to [an] unknown place where five of them raped me in front of each other, taking turns," Komal said.
She said she was brought to a place where she suffered the most extreme abuse from her ISIS captors. This went on for months.
"Almost for two months they beat me every day for nothing and did not give [me] enough food to eat," she said.
But that was not yet the worst experience she suffered. Komal said the worst came when she found out that she had been impregnated by one of her rapists. The culprit then forced her to change her religion from Christianity to Islam so that he could marry her.
"After almost two months of inhumane treatment and humiliation, they took me to the courthouse and forced me to put my thumb marks on a document that declared me the wife of a Muslim," she said.
Komal said she could not refuse since she was told that a refusal would mean the death of her parents.
Her husband then continued raping her for the next two months. Not content in humiliating her, the ISIS brute then forced her to become a prostitute, which Komal said was her worst agony of all: "I felt like dying every day... I was forced into prostitution. He even hired a watch-woman to keep an eye on me almost round the clock."
But despite the sickening pain and abject humiliation, Komal said she never gave up her faith in Jesus Christ. She said she never lost hope that someday God would rescue her and "get me out of this hell."
God finally answered her prayers in February this year when she was presented with the perfect opportunity to escape.
Her family also managed to escape from ISIS captivity and now they're back together again, trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
"I am thankful for this mercy and the miracle of rejoining my parents now. I couldn't stop crying when I hugged my parents and family for the first time," she said. "One can hardly imagine the painful situation which I and my parents experienced. It was like rising from the dead."
Komal said she holds no anger or resentment to the persons who harmed her. Her only remaining concern is the fate of her unborn child: "I am confused about what to do with my unborn baby. What will the future of my child be if I give birth to him or her?"
Komal is just one of the thousands of Christian and Yazidi women in the Middle East who have been gravely abused and turned into sex slaves by the ISIS.
Last month, the U.S, officially declared ISIS is committing "genocide" against Christians and other minority groups in the region.