Ahmadiyya Muslims & Persecution Archive

Laws that insult reason and justice -by Peter Jacob: The point that our religious parties seem to ignore is that the fault lies within the content and intent of the blasphemy laws themselves. The assumptions and the very scheme of these laws are manifested to be at cross-purposes
No to blasphemy laws — by Marvi Sirmed: One is amazed at the audacity of the advocates of blasphemy laws, who think of themselves as vigilant guards of not only the Almighty, but religious personages as well, thereby creating an illusion that God and the Prophet (PBUH)
Stop this hatred: No place for Ahmedi body in a Muslim graveyard: BHALWAL: Interred body of an Ahmedi was exhumed here on Sunday from a Muslim graveyard after some local clerics led protest against the burial and the Sargodha tehsil police forced the dead man’s heirs to remove it from the
Asma targeted in Ahmadi hate campaign: LAHORE: One of the leading candidates in the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections is being targeted by a hate campaign that calls her an Ahmedi, pro-American and pro-Indian. The Khatme Nabuwwat Lawyers Forum based in Markaze Sirajia, a
Hardliners call for deaths Ahmadiyya sect -by Jerome Taylor: Islamic extremists have started openly calling for the destruction of a controversial Muslim sect in a major escalation of sectarian conflict within British Islam, an investigation by The Independent has revealed. Members of the Ahmadiyya Community have seen a
All Pakistan Khatam-e-Nabuwat Conference demanding removal of Ahmedi officers: All Pakistan Khatam-e-Nabuwat Conference is demanding removal of Ahmedi’s working in   civil services  and armed forces  . Source : DailyWaqt
Rehman Malik, who do you represent? – by Imtiaz Baloch: While Rehman Malik statements regarding the peace process in Balochistan of threatening aggrieved Baloch elements of using more force was responded by the sensible Baloch political leadership as Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal and Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo,  Newspaper
Triple Blasts in Youm-e-Ali (a.s.) Procession: Karbala attacked in Lahore – by Ch. Ahmad Khan: As the death toll from today’s gruesome attacks on a Shiite procession commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali, probably the most venerated muslim saint after the Holy Prophet rises, few if any are addressing the core issues that have
ANOTHER Ahmadi Muslim killed in Ramadan for his faith: August 19th: It is with a heavy heart that we report the martyrdom of Peer Habibur Rehman, a devout member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. One week into the most Holy month of Ramadan, two Muslims who believe in
Denialistan: DAWN’s romance with jihadis exposed – by Nasima Zehra Awan: Nasima Zehra Awan laments the media romances with sectarian Islamists while the country drowns The August 21st editorial by DAWN is a good example of what is wrong with the media in Pakistan. “Hardliners and Flood Relief” is precisely
Tragedy does not discriminate and neither should relief agencies- by Shehrbano Taseer: It is in times of pitiful tragedy that I have witnessed great humanity. I grew up watching my saintlike mother dutifully rush to anyone’s side in their times of adversity. She accompanied her friend to Shaukat Khanum for her radiation
We did not do it – by Gulmina Bilal Ahmad: We are a people blessed with time but a country for which time is running short. Clarity is a rare commodity; clarity in terms of our actions, our thinking, judicious dispensation of aid and even our worldviews.I had written
Rewarding hate – by Nadeem F. Paracha: The more mischievous among us even prayed to the Almighty to let the Saudis fall in love with this eminent ‘Islamic scholar’ and fund his outlandish theories, leaving television viewers ever so grateful for keeping him there. But, alas,
Friedman and Pakistan-bashing- by Yasser Latif Hamdani: Oscar Wilde once described patriotism as “the virtue of the vicious”. In the many articles published in this newspaper, I have tried to steer clear of the vicious kind of narrow chest-thumping patriotism, preferring Benjamin Franklin’s version instead —
The warrior seminaries of Punjab — by Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza: Photo source: Newsline On more than one occasion the PML-N has demonstrated sympathy, and even outright links, with the forces that are considered to be part of the Pakistani Taliban It was Dante who said: “The hottest place in
Just who is not a kafir? – by Amir Mir: Related post: Kafir factory: Shia kafir, Qadiani kafir – by Mohammed Hanif Source: Outlook India War On The Kafirs The broad Sunni-Shia division does not explain all of it Most Sunnis adhere to the Hanafi school of jurisprudence. Only
An Open letter to the CJ LHC- by Nimer Ahmed: Nimer Ahmed has written an open letter to Chief Justice Lahore High Court in daily Aajkal…
Then they came for Barelvis – by Imran Qadir Bhatt: Picture source: Daily Times Let us be honest with one another. We are a nation who has been taught distorted histories. We have been inculcated with absurd notions of religious pride. For us the source of honour and pride
“No Muslim can do this” – by Dr Khawaja Muhammad Awais Khalil: Attack on Data Darbar is a continuation of the same events in which Pakistanies are under attack by the few ‘Faithfuls’. Its not an event in isolation and its not a solitary attack on Braylvies. Its essentially the same
On Ahmadi massacre in Lahore – by Ayesha N. Rashid: My article about Lahore incident was originally published in Pak Tea House, which I am reproducing below for the interest of the LUBP readers. Regards, Ayesha Armed with grenades, machine guns and suicide vests, Pakistani terrorists killed 86 Ahmadi
An Ahmadi mother’s story – by Zaheeruddin Babar: ’دعائیں سن کر دل کو ڈھارس ہو رہی ہے‘ ظہیرالدین بابر بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد انیسہ منور کی آنکھوں میں آنسو نہیں تھے لیکن کانپتے ہوئے ہاتھ اور لرزتی ہوئی آواز ان کے غم کو
The nexus between state and religion and the embrace of insanity – by Sherry Rehman: The nexus between state identity and religion is always a dangerous link. When citizens are massacred and abused on the status of their religious identity, then the slide into bestiality is no longer a heartbeat away. It is firmly
What’s on Pakistan TV talk shows? Extremists.: We thank our reader, Humayun, for sharing the article with us. What’s on Pakistan TV talk shows? Extremists. Source: Christian Science Monitor Pakistan TV talk-show hosts like Zaid Hamid and Amir Liaquat Hussain peddle anti-American conspiracy theories and bash
I am a Sunni, a Shia and an Ahmadi – by H.A. Khan: Two days before as I opened the LUBP Blog to read its daily articles I felt so sad that again a worst wave of religious violence is repeating in our society to divide the society into religious classes and
‘Nawaz Sharif, are you still a Muslim?’ – by Imtiaz Ahmad: Pakistan’s religious parties have responded with one voice to a statement of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif that he stood by the Ahmadi community “who are like our brothers.” They have condemned Sharif and questioned whether he “still is a
Why Pakistan’s Ahmadi community is officially detested – by Mohammed Hanif – BBC News: When a Pakistani Muslim applies for a passport or national ID card, they are asked to sign an oath that no Muslim anywhere in the world is asked to sign. The oath goes like this: “I consider Mirza Ghulam
Religious Minorities in Pakistan by Dr Iftikhar H.Malik: with thanks :minority rights group international Religious Minorities in Pakistan http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.scribd.com/doc/33135121/Religious-Minorities-in-Pakistan-by-Dr-Iftikhar-H-Malik
How I wonder what we are — by Fauzia Yazdani: Source : Dailytimes The chief minister of Punjab failed on all counts as he did not visit the families of the deceased, meet with community representatives and condemn the role of organisations that flourish in Punjab to obliterate Ahmedis
I never really cared for Ahmadis – by Fasi Zaka: I have never really been vocal about rights for Ahmadis, even privately, but my compassion trigger is easily pulled if there are atrocities against Pakistani Hindus and Christians. Part of this can be ascribed to my belief in the
Mian de nare wajan ge: In the last few days, it is really refreshing to see Nawaz Sharif’s bold stance on various issues including the 18th amendment and also on the Ahmadi massacre in Lahore. We provide below excerpts from some news reports from
Mullahs march in Pakistan from kafir Ahmadis to kafir Shias – by Nazi Naji: ہماری داستاں تک بھی نہ ہو گی داستانوں میں….سویرے سویرے …نذیرناجی اسلام میں مذہبی پیشواؤں کی گنجائش نہیں ہے۔ دین کو پیشہ بنانے کی بھی اجازت نہیں ۔ اسی چیز کو روکنے کے لئے اللہ تعالی اور رسول کریم
Whiplash: Ziaist Islam takes hold in Pakistan – by Nadeem Paracha: A consensus across various academic and intellectual circles now states that violent entities such as the Pakistani Taliban and assorted sectarian organisations are the pitfalls of policies pursued by the state through its intelligence agencies to safeguard Pakistan’s ‘strategic’
Nawaz Sharif’s stance on Ahmadis and the culture of bigotry – by Huma Yusuf: What kind of sick democracy do we live in, where the declaration of equality of all citizens of the state can be deemed unconstitutional? This twisted logic was deployed by the JUI-F in its criticism of Nawaz Sharif’s comments
What the eye did not see: the plight of religious minorities in Pakistan – by Ardeshir Cowasjee: What the eye did not see Source: Dawn, 13 Jun, 2010 On May 28 of this year, how many members of the minority Ahmadi community were massacred in cold blood by the ‘student’ fraternity upholding their version of the
Nawaz Sharif, Ahmadi brothers and the fatwa of kufr: نواز شریف اور دائرہ اسلام چوراہا…حسن نثار اتنی آسانی سے تو بچے کا نام سکول سے خارج نہیں ہوتا جتنی آسانی سے کچھ لوگ دوسروں کو دائرہ اسلام سے خارج قرار دے دیتے ہیں جیسے یہ دین کا نہیں
Nawaz Sharif kafir? No, Takfiri mullah kafir: Khariji mullahs threaten Nawaz Sharif with fatwa of kufr (apostasy) in retribution of his statement on Ahmadis; they also term Ahmadi massacre in Lahore as an Ahmadi conspiracy against Islam and Pakistan Pakistan’s opposition leader and chief of Pakistan
The ‘Problem’ of Ahmadis in Pakistan – by Abbas Ather: Abbas Ather has written a series of articles on this topic (published in Express on 3-6 June 2010):
The reactionary republic – by Nadeem Paracha: Source: Dawn, 06 Jun, 2010 Here’s a question: How come whenever there’s a drone attack (in which most of those killed generally are extremists), or a case of perceived obscenity or blasphemy surfaces, street corners are at once filled
Hate and horror in Lahore – by Irfan Hussain: Source: Dawn, 05 Jun, 2010 A day after the slaughter of nearly 100 Ahmadis in Lahore last week, Britain’s Channel 4 aired a programme on Iraq in its ‘Unreported World’ series. The narrator described the plight of the Christians and
Pakistan: Draconian religious laws and frenzied atmosphere – by B.R. Gowani: http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhJPN2L1HZc Since the creation of Pakistan, Muslim parties wanted the Ahmadi Muslims to be excommunicated. Finally in 1974, they succeeded when the Z. A. Bhutto government caved in for political reasons. More restrictions were imposed on them by General