Ahmadiyya Muslims & Persecution Archive

I am a terrorist and so are you – by Naveen Naqvi: SOURCE: Naveen Naqvi Blog There are many before me who have written about Friday’s attack on the Ahmadis in Lahore. By the time this piece goes into print, still more will have written – and written better – of
Excellent statement by Nawaz Sharif: Source There at least three things to celebrate in the most recent statement of the Quaid of Pakistan Muslim League (N), Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif: 1. Ahmadis are our brothers and sisters; they are citizens of Pakistan; it is
Thank you Sherry Rehman: Sherry Rehman has been one parliamentarian who has consistently taken a brave stance against all forms of extremism and bigotry. In February she brought to attention the activities of banned organizations in the Punjab by-election: ”It is shocking to
There are no Punjabi Taliban. Really? – by Ijaz Meher: جھگڑا ’پنجابی طالبان‘ کا اعجاز مہر بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد پاکستان کی نصف آبادی والے صوبے پنجاب میں دہشت گردی کے حالیہ خوفناک واقعات کے بعد مرکزی اور پنجاب کی صوبائی حکومتوں کے درمیاں بجائے
Anti Minorities Campaign in Punjab -by Junaid Qaiser: On May 28, 2010 Taliban extremists killed at least 93 members of the Ahmadi religious sect and injured around 100 others in attacks on two Ahmadi’s mosques during Friday prayer services in Lahore. According to local police, more than
Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam: Heretic or a Scapegoat – by A Khokhar: For any humble citizen of Pakistan, religion may not be the criteria of one’s nationality, as Islam, a peace loving religion, teaches that ‘there is no compulsion in religion’ [2;256] and there should not occur any clash in understanding
Nawaz Sharif Avoids Visiting Ahmedi Center on Party Leaders Advice: Nawaz Sharif giving in to party leaders? Ummat, 3rd June 2010
Prejudice unlimited – by Abdul Nishapuri: I know our semi-literate elitist urban class writers and bloggers (with a very few notable exceptions) are least bothered about this topic (except when they are forced to because of a populist wave). However, consistent with our vision of an
100 Ahmadi lives vs 10 Muslim lives – by Dr Khawaja Muhammad Awais Khalil: I am not surprised on the reaction which our semi-literate urban middle class and their religo-political representatives have shown on the sad incident of Israeli attack on the Turkish Flotilla. Somehow I was expecting that reaction because it suits
Ahmadis enjoy equal rights as Pakistani citizens; here is an irrefutable evidence: “You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste
Sovereignty Belongs to Maulana Maududi – by Hakim Hazik: By: Hakim Hazik God does not normally communicate with politicians these days. There are people who claim to be directly in communication with God. They are more likely to be found in long stay psychiatry facilities. If they are
Shia Taliban of ISO: “You mourn Gaza but lack moral courage to protest against Ahmadi massacre in Lahore.”: Police use water cannons to disperse protesters of the ISO as they try to reach the US consulate in Karachi during a demonstration against Israel. Source People in Karachi and Lahore yesterday witnessed noisy rallies by the Imamia Students
From New York’s Islamic Centre to Lahore’s Ahmadi Mosques – by Dr Manzur Ejaz: For the love of humanity The common New Yorker believes that jihadists carried out 9/11. Despite that, when the Muslim community applied for constructing an Islamic centre alongside the planned memorial, the overwhelming majority of the committee approved it
Last Friday – by Munir Attaullah: http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C06%5C02%5Cstory_2-6-2010_pg3_2 Is there any doubt that the Ahmedi community is the victim of state discrimination through specific legislation, and active persecution by fanatic religious elements that the authorities turn a blind eye to? Last Friday’s horrible act of senseless
Chairman Imran Khan’s statement on attacks on “places of worship” in Lahore: Stumbled upon the following statements by the PTI’s chairman Imran Khan on attacks on “places of worship” in Lahore. Provided below are two versions of Imran Khan’s statement; the first one is from the PTI’s official website (insaf.pk) and
Taliban’s massacre of Ahmadis in Lahore – by Hamid Akhtar and Asadullah Ghalib: Here are two excellent, thought provoking articles on the Punjabi Taliban’s attacks on Ahmadi mosques in Lahore by two senior most columnists in Pakistan. The first article is by Hamid Akhtar:
A muted response to minority killings – by Sana Saleem: Picture of a banner from Mall Road outside the Lahore High Court, which and reads “Jews, Christians, Ahmadis are enemies of Islam”. Source: Dawn Blog Incomprehensible. That is the only word I can use to express my feelings about
Ahmadi massacre in Lahore: It’s now or never – by Kamran Shafi: An Ahmadi man weeps as victims are loaded onto an ambulance after gunmen attacked their place of worship in Lahore’s Garhi Shahu neighborhood on May 28, 2010. –Reuters Photo/Mohsin Raza I saw the news of the massacre much after
Ahmadi man stabbed to death in Narowal, Punjab: Members of the Ahmadi community console a grieving woman at a graveyard in Chenab Nagar, located in Punjab’s Chiniot District, about 200 km northwest of Lahore, May 29, 2010. — Reuters Here is yet another case of systematic violence
Punjabi Taliban; a growing threat – Dawn-Reuters Report: Pakistani Ahmadi community members gather at their worship place after a suicide attack in Lahore. — AFP DERA GHAZI KHAN: The Pakistan Taliban is not the sole militant group threatening Pakistan and the region. Punjabi groups are deepening their
Pakistan Parliament must reverse the notorious Second Amendment against Ahmadi Muslims – by Yasser Latif Hamdani: The Second Amendment The Second Amendment laid the foundations of intolerance and religious tyranny in Pakistan, which has manifested itself in other ways. Since then our state has been in a downward spiral The violence against the Ahmediyya community
Ay khadim-e-aala Punjab, day zara jawab – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: Here is an analysis in Urdu on the Ahmadi massacre in Lahore by the Punjabi Taliban and the culpable role of PML-N’s government in Punjab.
Lashkar-i-Jhangvi / Sipah-e-Sahaba’s connection traced to Ahmadi massacre in Lahore: In Picture: Rana Sanullah, PML-N’s Law Minister (Punjab Government) with the head of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan in an election rally Lashkar-i-Jhangvi connection traced to Lahore attacks By Abdul Manan May 31, 2010 LAHORE: One of main suspects in the attacks
PML-N Senator Sajid Mir addresses Khatm-e-Nabuwat conference in Sargodha – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Consider this scenario: officially more than 100 people were killed in attacks on Ahmedi mosques in Lahore on Friday, May 28, 2010. Unofficially, Ahmedis say that more than 150 are dead. The media very quickly started calling the mosques
There is nothing righteous in terror – by Agha Haider Raza: What happened in Lahore is truly one of the saddest and heart-wrenching incidents I have ever experienced as a Pakistani. When places of worship no longer carry the sanctity they deserve, the stark divide in religious ideology is made
Ahmadi ‘kafirs’ recite darood sharif while the ‘constitutionally lawful Muslims’ massacre them: Here is a scene from inside the Ahmadi mosque, Lahore while it was under attack by the terrorists of Punjabi Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba (28 May 2010): This video was recorded by Arsalan who was trapped along with other fellow
MCC condemns massacre of Ahmadiya Muslims in Pakistan: MCC is a grassroots organization founded by Tarek Fatah that provides a voice to Muslims who are not represented by existing organizations; organizations that are either sectarian or ethnocentric, largely authoritarian, and influenced by a fear of modernity and
From yom-e-takbir to yom-e-takfir – by Nazir Naji: یوم تکبیر، یوم تکفیر ….سویرے سویرے…نذیر ناجی کل یوم تکبیر جو پاکستان کے لئے فخر اور خوشی کا دن تھا‘ دہشت گردوں نے اسے اپنی دانست میں یوم تکفیر بنا کر ہمارے لئے ندامت اور غم کے دن میں
A murderous mindset – by Huma Yusuf: Source: Dawn Sunday, 30 May, 2010 As soon as I heard that gunmen had attacked two Ahmadi houses of worship in Lahore, I posted a despairing comment on my Facebook page, condemning the violence and wondering out loud why
Culpable role of PML-N in Lahore’s Ahmadi massacre – by Farhad Jarral: After the heinous attacks on Ahmadi mosques in Lahore, we have seen numerous statements that Punjabi Taliban and Sipah Sihaba are involved in this target killing.
Kafir factory: Shia kafir, Qadiani kafir – by Mohammed Hanif: کافر فیکٹری محمد حنیف بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی دیکھیں نہ یہ مندر ہے نہ کلیسا، نہ گردوارہ نہ سنی گاگ، عبادت گاہ ہے۔ جب آپ اپنے آپ کو پاکستان کا شہری ثابت کرنے کے لیے شناختی
Blood knows no religion – by H.A. Khan: Yesterday when I entered my room after a walk and switched on the TV to watch news, it was so tragic and sad to watch two most heinous attacks against the innocent people belonging to a minority sect in
hami qatl ho rahe hein, hami qatl kar rahe hein – by Obaidullah Aleem: By Abdul Nishapuri Here is a tribute to our Ahmadi brothers (and their families) who were mercilessly martyred yesterday (by the Punjabi Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba) while offering the Friday prayers in two mosques in Lahore. This poem was written
Worrying, waiting for word about loved ones: An Ahmedi’s tale in Lahore – By Rana Tanveer: A man lost in the chaos of the Lahore attacks. PHOTO: AFP LAHORE: “Someone please find my two sons. They are being held hostage by the terrorists. Is my father alive? My brother is missing and the police are
Wajibulqatl Ahmedis killed in Lahore, what is the fuss about? – by Saad Mansoor: At least ninety five people killed and hundreds wounded but what I failed to understand was that what was the fuss about? My family and friends were truly horrified, in fact saddened, disgusted and many other things, but I
A Taliban apologist perspective on the Ahmedi massacre in Lahore: There are a number of Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba / Al Qaeda supporters active on the internet in Pakistan and abroad. These people (usually hired by the Hizb ut-Tahrir or Jamaat-e-Islami) have different names and aliases. As sham writers, they
Lahore terrorist attacks, military actions and future prospects – by Dr Omar Ali: Terrorists (Punjabi Taliban) simultaneously attacked two Ahmedi sect mosques in Lahore during Friday prayers and killed over 80 people. First thoughts on this evil attack: 1. The choice of target is easy to understand. Ahmedis are a persecuted and
I am an Ahmadi: The following provocative piece was written by Wajahat S. Khan, of TalkBack fame. The question of whether or not Wajahat is actually an Ahmedi is irrelevant. If we say Mr. Khan is not that would simply dilute the strength of this piece. I am an Ahmadi. There
Punjabi Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba attack two Ahmadi Mosques in Lahore: At least 70 killed, scores injured.: LAHORE: Gunmen attacked two mosques in Lahore on Friday, where gunfire and explosions rang out as people gathered for prayers, police said. “Unknown gunmen have attacked two mosques,” police official Mohammed Hussain told AFP by telephone. “Firing is still going on.
Religious minorities in an intolerant nation: Consequences of promoting Islamofascism: An intolerant nation Dawn Editorial Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 The site of the suicide attack outside an emergency ward at a local hospital in Quetta. A suicide bomber attacked a hospital emergency room where Shiite Muslims were mourning a