Muslim lender forces Christian to sell kidney
5 'armed men' accompany debtor to hospital
Posted: May 15, 2010
1:00 am Eastern
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A Pakistani Christian who borrowed money from his Muslim employer – at 400 percent interest – to send his daughter to college has been forced by the lender to sell a kidney to repay a portion of the debt
The report today by Compass Direct said John Gill, a machine operator at Shah Plastics in the Youhanabad area of Lahore, Pakistan, was taken to Ganga Ram hospital by "five armed men" and forced to sell a kidney against his will.
Gill borrowed 150,000 rupees, or about $1,760, from his employer, Ghulam Mustafa, in 2007. Compass Direct said Mustafa confirmed he took over Gill's home last week after giving the Christian two weeks to pay off the interest.
Mustafa came to Gill's home with about five armed men and transported him to Ganga Ram hospital, the Compass report said.
The sale generated about 200,000 rupees, or $2,350, leaving the remaining debt at about 250,000 rupees, or $2,945, Gill reported.
The money is due next month. Mustafa told Compass Direct the debt was figured with a 400 percent interest rate. "I only offer 50 percent interest to Muslim employees," he said. The report by John Little confirmed Gill reported he was paying installments every month on the note. "They sold my kidney and said that they will come next month for the rest of the money," Gill told the news service.
Confirmation from the hospital was not available, but Compass Direct reports there is a raging black market for human kidneys because of the combination of wealthy foreigners seeking to stay alive after health issues that damage their own.
The report said the Pakistan Kidney Foundation has documented the exploitation of impoverished "donors" in the mostly Muslim population.
WND previously reported concerns have been raised by the U.S. Copts Association about the Muslim Brotherhood-influenced Egyptian Medical Association attempting to prohibit any organ transplants that would involve a Muslim donor and Christian recipient or vice versa.
WND also has reported that in the United States, President Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, already has defended the possibility of taking such organs from terminally ill patients without their permission.
Sunstein and co-author Richard Thaler discussed in their 2008 book "Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness" multiple legal scenarios regarding organ donation. One possibility presented in the book, termed by Sunstein as "routine removal," posits that "the state owns the rights to body parts of people who are dead or in certain hopeless conditions, and it can remove their organs without asking anyone's permission."