The Ahmadi mosque fire in London and the role of Pakistan’s Deobandi hate cleric Tahir Ashrafi

ahmadi mosqueThe Morden mosque fire highlights the growing radicalization amongst British muslims belonging to Deobandi and Salafi muslim sects. In this regard, notorious Deobandi cleric, Tahir Ashrafi and his brother have a public record for inciting hatred against not just Ahmadis, but also Sunnis (Barelvi), Shias, Sufis and Christians.

Ashrafi’s hatful messages are brainwashing radical Deobandi and Salafis/Wahhabis to attack Ahmadis in Pakistan, UK and elsewhere. In Lahore his brother attacks Ahmadis, on twitter as does Tahir Ashrafi.


In the UK, his brainwashed Deobandis are at the forefront of extremism and Deobandi terrorists like Masood Azhar have links to Deobandi networks in the UK[1].

Similarly Deobandi hate mongers like Anjem Choudary are known for their bigotry, hate speech and misogyny[2]

Tahir Ashrafi has publicly inciting hatred against Ahmadis on Twitter and has also been reported in the press for his hate speech against Ahmadis.

Refer to this Daily Times article, “Religious doublespeak” by  Yasser Latif Hamdani (August 4, 2014, snapshots provided below)




YLH13Here are documented examples of his hate speech.

A sample of Tahir Ashrafi Deobandi’s hate speech against Shias, Ahmadis and Sunni Barelvis


This is a video of Tahir Ashrafi inciting violence against Pakistan Federal Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti Shaheed – days before he was murdered by the Deobandi Taliban.

Tahir Ashrafi hate speech from lubp on Vimeo.

Britain needs to take action against those Deobandi mosques and clerics who are inciting hatred and violence against other muslim sects such as Sunnis (Barelvis, Sufis and Ahmadis) as well as Shias (Isnasharis, Ismailis, Bohras).  These same hate mongers like Tahir Ashrafi and Anjem Choudary also incite against Christians, Jews and women.


[1] 1 “Also, they have remained indifferent to the government-funded watchdog the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board, despite the fact that Deobandis control 44 per cent of Britain’s mosques.


Deobandis do not back integration of Muslims in the British society but advocate freedom of religious expression. The links of Deobandis in Britain with terrorist like Masood Azhar and financial support lent to the jihadi outfits have also been brought into focus.


The chapter on Deobandis concludes that despite the group’s inability to broaden its base among Somalis and Kurds, it is the strongest.


The author considers Deobandis of whom a majority is Pakistani to be potentially most dangerous.”



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