Posts tagged ‘Ahmadis’

July 8, 2012

Ahmadiyya Islamic sect has appealing message for U.S. politicians but has global enemies – by Dan Merica, CNN

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Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, presides over a sermon to his followers in suburban Washington, D.C.

Washington (CNN) – You’ve almost certainly never heard of him, but Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad drew some serious star power at a recent Capitol Hill reception in his honor.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Republican Sen. John Cornyn were

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April 8, 2012

Raza Rumi loves Hamid Mir loves Hafiz Saeed: A tale of Pakistan’s pseudo-liberals – by Ankur Desai

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Related post: Hamid Mir and Raza Rumi’s attack on Laibaah

In the last few months, certain apparently liberal (in fact pseudo-liberal) journalists in Pakistan have been trying to promote Hamid Mir and other dubious persons as anti-ISI, champion of free media and human

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March 21, 2012

We condemn Punjab government’s ban on Ahmadiyya women’s magazine

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Author: Imran Jattala

Monthly Misbah, a women’s magazine published by the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan for decades is ordered banned on the recommendation of a board of mullahs constituted by Shahbaz Shareef, the Chief Minister of the Punjab province in Pakistan.

The District Coordination Officer (DCO) Chiniot, Dr Irshad Ahmad, issued orders to immediately ban the publication because, as Dr Irshad Ahmad cites, the Mutehida Ulema Board

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March 11, 2012

Ahmadiyya Muslims: The apostates of Pakistan – by Aaker Patel

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Editor’s note: It’s a shame that two Pakistani newspapers, Express Tribune and The News, refused to publish this excellent article by Aaker Patel on a much ignored topic. (This is notwithstanding some valid concerns about the last paragraph as outlined in the comments section in this post.) Pakistan’s most persecuted community, Ahmadiyya Muslims, face constitutional and legal discrimination, institutional harassment and frequent acts of violence by Pakistan army-supported Jihadi-sectarian organizations. This exposes the shallowness and

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March 6, 2012

Debate on Shia role in Ahmadi persecution – by Ali Abbas Taj

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Related post: What role did Pakistan’s Shias play against Ahmadis?

Polemics of apostatizing in Pakistan

In his recent article in ET, Pervez Hoodbhoy talks about Shia and Ahmadi persecution in Pakistan.

I don’t agree entirely with the article and differ with many of Hoodbhoy’s hypotheses:

1. That Shias are now a ‘minority’ implies this is now a Shia-Sunni conflict. It is not. It is extremist Deobandis attacking Shias.

2. His statement that “Shias had joined Sunnis … to declare Ahmadis non-Muslim” is incorrect and unsupported by any facts, e.g. names of Shia groups or ulama who thus “joined.”

3. He says that the situation in Kurram and Hangu is two-way Shia-Sunni killing. Again it is a case of false neutrality

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March 3, 2012

We condemn harassment of Ahmadiyya Muslims in Rawalpindi

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It is a shame how Pakistani State is trying to stop its own citizens from practising their faith. Ahmadiyya Muslims in Pakistan are facing persecution and violence ever since the Islamo-fascist Objectives Resolution was adopted in March 1949 which led to fascist and puritanical intervention of the State into citizens’ faith related affairs.

We urge Pakistan PM Gilani, Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and Army Chief General Kayani to pay urgent attention to the harassment of Ahmadiyya Muslims in Rawalpindi and ensure that they are able to practice their faith in their mosque free from all forms of harassment and violence. In particular, we condemn

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March 2, 2012

The Friday Times misrepresents the suffering of Pakistan’s Shias and Ahmadis

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We are very disappointed to see misrepresentation of Shia genocide in Pakistan in at least four articles in the current issue of The Friday Times (March 02-08, 2012 – Vol. XXIV, No. 03).

Clearly, authors and editors at TFT have taken lead from their Editor in Chief Najam Sethi who himself was found misrepresenting Shia genocide in Pakistan only a few days ago on Geo TV’s Aapas Ki Baat (Talk Show). The details can be read at the following link:

In addition to misinterpreting and misrepresenting the anti-Ahmadiyya legislation at least in one article by Raza Rumi (discussed next), TFT also published a misleading piece

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February 11, 2012

We condemn Lahore lawyers’ illegal boycott of Shezan food products

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Let me start this post with a candid, personal introduction. I am a Sunni Salafi (Wahhabi) Muslim, born and raised in Pakistan, until a few years ago when I had to leave for overseas for higher studies.

One of the fondest memories from my childhood is my ever craving for Shezan mango juice; bottled juices, later tetrapaks, were abundantly bought by my father and consumed by all family members on a regular basis.

When I was in grade 9, one day a class mate told me that Shezan was a Qadiani company (i.e., a company owned by Ahmadi Muslims, considered infidel or non-Muslims by some extremely sectarian sections of Pakistani society), therefore, we must not buy Shezan food products. When I informed my father about this “news”, he laughed and said that we could disagree with Ahmadis’ sect but we had

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February 5, 2012

In support of Ahmadi Muslims and other oppressed communities of Pakistan – by Nehdia Sameen

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In Support of the Minority Communities of Pakistan

English translation:

This message is in support of the Ahmadiyaa community of Pakistan. As a responsible citizen of the country I condemn the recent hate campaign towards the community by the religious parties and politicians. Let’s not forget the words of the founder of Pakistan, “…You are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste

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February 2, 2012

PML-N’s Punjab government hand in glove with the extremists in persecuting Ahmadis – by Imran Jattala

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Thousands of Jamat-ud-Dawa and Sipah-e-Sahaba militants participated in the anti-Ahmadi rally in Rawalpindi

Source: Al Ufaq; Ahmadiyya Times

Rawalpindi: The impudence of the Punjab government peaked yesterday as the ruling party’s leadership joined a banned terrorist group and several other extremists, and militants from various religious groups in a protest rally against the already besieged Ahmadiyya Muslim community here.

The rally was called by the banned terrorists’ organization, Jama’at-ud Da’awa (JuD) to protest the

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January 29, 2012

Aisha Aijaz and Saad Khan’s My Bit for Ahmadi Phobia

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Aisha Aijaz, whose pro-Jamaat Islami, pro-Imran Khan blog My Bit for Change (lovingly known as My Bit for Al Qaeda) was recently rewarded by army-style liberals as Pakistan’s best activist

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