Targeting minorities: No friend to Ahmadis in Faisalabad

Published: June 9, 2011

Pamphlets calling them liable to be murdered and inciting people to kill them being openly distributed.

FAISALABAD: 

Pamphlets labelling members of the Ahmadiyya community “Wajibul Qatl” (‘liable to be murdered’), and inciting people to publicly attack followers of the faith, are being openly and widely circulated in Punjab’s textile industry hub Faisalabad, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Even more startling is the fact that the pamphlet contains a list of names of Ahmadi industrialists, doctors and businesses. The first name is that of a cloth house, three owners of which were gunned down in a brazen attack last year.

The pamphlets bear the name of the All-Pakistan Students Khatm-e-Nubuwat Federation and are being handed out at all main shopping plazas and important commercial centres of the city.

The pamphlet says: “To shoot such people is an act of jihad and to kill such people is an act of sawab.”

Reacting sharply over distribution of such literature, Umoor-e-Aama Jama’at Ahmadiyya, Faisalabad, has said that the propaganda campaign being carried out unhindered by some fanatic religious groups under patronage of law-enforcing agencies and the provincial government.

The jama’at has also blamed the Punjab government for ignoring myriad protests lodged by the province’s Ahmadiyya community. It says that such religious fanatics are being encouraged by inaction on the part of government agencies.

The jama’at’s secretary Mahmood Ahmad, in an email addressed to the province’s home secretary and police chief, and Faisalabad’s regional police officer, has written: “We have time and again approached police authorities against hate literature but nothing has been done so far. This collapse of law and order can be traced to the cowardice, inefficiency and incompetence of law enforcement agencies.”

Ahmad points out that it is easy to trace the pamphlet’s source as even its publisher’s mobile number is brazenly given in print. This also shows the publisher’s disdain towards Pakistan’s laws and agencies enforcing them.

“Our mouths have been taped shut. Our hands have been tied. I am writing this in the hope that somewhere somehow this letter finds its way to a patriotic police or other official who takes a fearless stand for the sake of Pakistan,” the email says.

Corroborating the view expressed by Ahmad, police officials seemed reluctant to take the matter seriously.

City police chief Rai Tahir Hussain also said he had no information about the pamphlets.

Faisalabad DSP Mian Khalid also pleaded ignorance on the matter, and said that the Kotwali SHO would have the information.

When contacted, SHO Malik Muhammad Shahid said that since no complaint has been made, there was no question of taking action.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 9th, 2011.

Reader Comments (88)

  • fired from a coffee shop
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:27AM

    This country is going to hell all in the name of ‘Islam’ – I hope the sense of irony is not lost on anyone.Recommend

  • Billoo Bhaya
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:30AM

    I suppose the police, ISI, FIA, IB and all those government agencies don’t know anything about this but our media knows.They might as well give the job of intelligence to the media.Recommend

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 10:35AM

    Neither in Holy Quran nor in Sahee Hadith there is written to kill NON-MUSLIMS without any reason, it is big sin in ISLAM, so such people of hatred should be penalized in public for bringing bad name and disrepute to Islam.

    Twitter: @SyedArbabAhmed
    http://syedarbabahmed.blogspot.com
    http://www.youtube.com/actionsfurysroarRecommend

  • sharma
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:38AM

    To all ahmadi who are feeling unsafe ,being persecuted in pakistan ,GOI(government of india) and Indian punjab govt is offering asylum in india and also assisting people in migrating to European union/America for those who wish to settle down there.

    You can choose to settle down in Qadian (india) intially and later get indian passport with in 5 years or you could choose to settle abroad.
    Its applicable to all ahmadi of pakistan who wish to migrate.

    British government,European union and Americans are also offering Asylum to indonesian muslims.We are also appealing to them to accept ahamdi of pakistan!!
    We are in touch with UNHRC to help Ahmadi community of pakistan.Kindly contact UNHRC team in pakistan.

    With love
    R sharma
    GurudaspurRecommend

  • abdul moiz
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:40AM

    how low can these islamic fascists go? They are now inciting people to murder.the public naming of ahmadis with a call for their murder is horrible.Why isn’t any of our media covering this,they scream and shout whenever a muslim even gets his feelings hurt in america or britain but now when islamic terrorists are encouraging people to murder members of a minority where are our brave anchors,our columnists??
    this religious hypocrisy is outrageous.making the lives of people miserable just because you don’t agree with their beliefs is an act of pure evil.

    why don’t the beards now protest this atrocity? they are ever ready to take out rallies if the burka is banned somewhere why no rallies now that people are being declared ‘wajib-ul-qatl’? Recommend

  • faraz bawany
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:43AM

    jinnah had created the ” Republic of pakistan”,the islamic fascists then blackmailed a weak goernment into changing the name to ” the ISLAMIC republic of pakistan” and eversince that day we have had nothing but bloodshed in the name of religion.

    any society,any people who tolerate and encourage the victimisation and vilification of a community only on the basis of their religious beliefs is a society on a path to its own destruction as after we’ve killed off the non-muslims we’ll turn on each other,whose shalwar is above takhna or not,which girl is wearing the black tent or not,who doesn’t say mashallah and inshallah in each and every sentence.Recommend

  • muhammad amjad theba
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:48AM

    The ahmadis themselves have got to wake up.It’s beyond me why they don’t engage the foreign correspondents of foreign newspapers,news channels,news magazines that are stationed in pakistan.The ahmadi community has failed to make use of social media in the correct fashion.so many of the ahmadis migrated to the west in the 80′s and 90′s but their next generation who should have been western educated didn’t devise any effective strategy to highlight the persecution of their community in pakistan,indonesia or bangladesh.

    The ahmadis have got to get their horrors highlighted on cnn,bbc,time magazine,newsweek etc. why wasn’t this story covered by cnn or guardian?? the educated ahmadis instead of being complacent and lazy should engage with the foreign media to get their plight in the news.just crying amongst themselves won’t help you guys,learn to use the social media networks in an effective manner.Recommend

  • muhammad arsalan
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:52AM

    Another proud achievment for the ” ISLAMIC republic of pakistan”.

    This is what you get when you allow religion to warp the minds of people.The persons responsible for making one religion the state religion should be punished,even if they are now dead the public should be made aware of the people responsible in history who’ve led us to our present sorry state.
    When jinnah who made our country said in his speech that what religion you follow is not the matter of the state then why is it that one religion has been imposed as the state’s religion on everyone??

    The only way to save pakistan is to have a secular state,free from religion’s intrusion.Recommend

  • muhammad arsalan
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:53AM

    please also read the open letter to the chief justice in the tribune blog section by a grand daughter of a genocide victim.share this article as much as possible on facebook,twitter ,email etc. to raise awareness.Recommend

  • farhan zia
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:57AM

    why no one in our media does any talk show on this genocide? when all non-muslims are being systematically killed and forced to leave pakistan why don’t our brave anchors scream and shout at this religious genocide? the media,the legal system,the police,the politicians all have given a clear signal that if you are not a muslim in pakistan you have no right to life or property.

    it’s time the non-muslims learnt to present their case before the world to make everyone know how horribly they are treated in our country by the beards and burka brigade.Recommend

  • amaar
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:00AM

    Ahmadis have been trying to get their horror stories to the outside world but mainstream media CNN or BBC have not yet paid sufficient attention in highlighting the plight.Recommend

  • HH
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:07AM

    @muhammad amjad theba:

    Of course … that’s the way to go … blame the victim if all else fails!Recommend

  • Ihk
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:08AM

    Around two years ago, same thing was happening in Karachi against Shia Muslims through pamphlets.
    This is how an extremist mind works. They think they are better than others. Negates the very concept of humility Allah has taught us.Recommend

  • faraz siddique
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:10AM

    @amaar:

    nobody gives anything to anyone,you’ve got to persuade them to give you airtime or print space.learn how to lobby effectively,no one will give you your rights on a silver platter,your community should form organisations whose sole purpose should be to use the western media effectively.but from what i’ve seen is that the ahmadis who migrate to the west concentrate more on and spend their energy more on getting rich themselves rather than making efforts to effectively highlight their community’s suffering.

    learn the art of persuasion and effective lobbying or you guys will continue to get killed and no one will know about it.Recommend

  • Atiq Rehman Sahi
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:12AM

    Every time when PML N in power these kind of activites happen under the shadow of Govt ‘
    Punjab govt scared from Mullah ism … God will give them Brain to understand the real Islam Recommend

  • muhammad amjad theba
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:14AM

    @HH:

    no ones blaming the victims.attitudes such as yours where you don’t take constructive criticism positively is the reason the minorities in pakistan continue to suffer.the ahmadis know that no one in pakistan will help them so they better take a look at themselves and learn what the term ‘ media management’ means,there are enough ahmadis in europe and north america,it’s time these overseas ahmadis started to get coverage in the west for the suffering of their people in our country.Recommend

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 11:16AM

    I have been repeatedly saying that civil society of Pakistan must realize its responsibilities and agitate for a secular Pakistan. Otherwise, the country will go to fundamentalist and people will have to abandon Pakistan. Civil society must revolt for a better Pakistan Recommend

  • Thinking
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:42AM

    It’s time to create a state within Pakistan for all the Ahmaddiya’s, Shias, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis, and anyone else that is threatened. Give all of Sindh and Balochistan to these people to protect them. Let the people in K-P, FATA, and Punjab fight it out. Also give rights to those in Northern Areas and Kashmir who currently have 0 rights or freedoms.Recommend

  • sadiq salim
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:59AM

    Why doesn’t this article have more facebook shares and twitter retweets???? why aren’t the liberal people in pakistan sharing this more? and what about the ahmadi community,why aren’t they sharing news of this atrocity among themselves more??? such articles should be shared especially with the ahmadis who’ve migrated to foreign countries.Recommend

  • sanjithmenon
    Jun 9, 2011 - 12:02PM

    The supreme court took suo moto action, on atiqa odho carrying a liqour bottle, but shuts its eyes on such open threats to kill people? Recommend

  • ALI
    Jun 9, 2011 - 12:03PM

    Guys just wait … you are all gonna be labelled Ahmadis … Recommend

  • shy
    Jun 9, 2011 - 12:26PM

    Careless n selfish govt.Recommend

  • Shah Hussain
    Jun 9, 2011 - 12:27PM

    Stop publishing such stories as Chief Justice of Pakistan is sleeping….CJP has no jurisdiction to take suo moto notices on Saleem Shahzad murder, arrests or labouers, killing of foreigner women in Quetta, shooting of boy by rangers in Karachi……..Dharti Ho Gi Maa K Jaisi….hahahahahahahahahhaRecommend

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 1:10PM

    Vienna,09-06-2011

    I do remember Nobel Prize winner Dr.Abdul Salam appearing as a proud
    Muslim scientist in Hofburg Palace here on the dais with Prince Agha Khan,
    the guru of Ismailies. Pakistan does not recognize him as a Muslim or
    a senior scientist, although he offered help for poor scientific students
    of Pakistan at his Trieste based International Institute for Theoretical
    Physics.I am also aware Pakistani judiciary is bound by sharia supremacy
    laws.
    -Kulamarva Balakrishna Recommend

  • sonam
    Jun 9, 2011 - 1:18PM

    Mr. Syed Arbad Ahmed,

    “” Neither in Holy Quran nor in Sahee Hadith there is written to kill NON-MUSLIMS without any reason “” Do you mean to say that we can kill non-muslims if there is any reason ?Recommend

  • Supercop
    Jun 9, 2011 - 1:24PM

    It is a bit ironic that the Ahmediya community was at the forefront in the demand for a separate muslim nation because they felt that they would be oppressed if they live in a secular country with a Hindu majority (i.e., India). Ahmadiyas wanted to live in a hardline muslim country and I guess now the chickens have come home to roost.Recommend

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 1:57PM

    if Pakistani people dont want to see them then they should get out of Pakistan. Same logic that you give us regarding French Hijab ban,,,,,,Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Jun 9, 2011 - 2:15PM

    Targeting the minorities should be condemned & No one should be allowed to up-hold or up-root the law by his or her hands but to refrain the minorities before they intrude deeply and or misinterpret the foundations & fundamentals of Islam & Book of ALLAH (Quran) such acts to protect the sovernity of ISLAM & QURAN called “DOCTRINE OF NECESSITY….” to necessitate for correction & avoid alteration & prevent alternation…Recommend

  • friday
    Jun 9, 2011 - 2:38PM

    @Theba – as somebody who is involved in media relations – your observations are wholly inaccurate. I have first hand knowledge, indeed I am witness to the fact that Ahmadis are very active in cultivating media relations – but the fact is that the big news networks are not interested. Stuff like pamphlets just does not generate revenue nor does the odd murder here or there. Yes a gruesome incident like the Lahore massacre had everyone’s attention because that is something that would get people to switch on their tellies. If you look at the reporting of May 28 you will find that it was huge. Every major new outlet on the planet covered that – why because it brought in the punters.Recommend

  • M M Malik
    Jun 9, 2011 - 2:39PM

    We should come out of our slumber and take a firm stand against the distributors of such hate material.
    We have taken a soft-stand against these hate mongers for decades and our inaction is consuming us.
    Recommend

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 3:01PM

    The Ahmadi community has not yet recovered from the Lahore carnage of 28th May 2010 and the Islamists are planning yet another attack in broad daylight. There is nothing more dangerous than being an Ahmadi Muslim in the Allah-land. Recommend

  • awais
    Jun 9, 2011 - 3:40PM

    No one is imposing state religion here i think. What you need to understand is Islam itself properly to understand these matters. Islam doesn’t say to kill people of any religion at all. A muslim can have friends from any religion, trade with them, and any people from any religion can live in an islamic state with full rights. What Islam does not tolerate is when someone calls themselves a Muslim AND starts to change fundamental things about Islam. What the founder of ahmadi religion did was call himself a prophet after Prophet Muhammad. This simply changes a LOT about Islam. Islam clearly tells us (with absolutely no doubts), that Prophet Muhammad was the last Prophet of Allah. Introducing a new prophets or other such significant concepts in Islam is the violation of the sort, the result of which is the punishment, and the punishment is of death. This is all very clear, and is a direct order of Allah. If you dont understand Islam, or if you are not a muslim, you should not interfere in things that you dont understand. First, you have to understand what a “belief” is. If you dont understand religious beliefs, you will always take this matter lightly and talk about human-rights. Religion comes first.Recommend

  • An Ahmadi
    Jun 9, 2011 - 3:50PM

    @muhammad amjad theba: Not in Islam, but in all religions God has prohibited the killing of any innocent human being. Islam reiterates this and emphasizes even more on this commandment. However, its shameful that the sanctity of human life is lost on religious fanatic groups who spread hate literature everywhere. The authorities that pretend ignorance to such matters are equally to be blamed for such atrocious behavior. Consequently, if Ahmadis are killed anywhere in Pakistan the same people show up on media saying that no animosity is shown or spread towards the Ahmadiyya Jamaat and the killings were just another example of terrorist activities. A renowned journalist sits in front of the media and although condemns the killing of innocent Ahmadis in their mosque in Lahore but also simultaneously says they are “wajib-ul-qatl” and the killings are not a consequence of any hatred spread towards this community. Ahmadi representatives show up on a famous talk show right after the Lahore incident but they are barely allowed to present their point of view. The next episode of the same show has Mullahs bashing the Ahmadiyya community again leaving them defenseless. Also BBC and CNN have reported such issues and the UN time and again has tried to contact the Pakistani government in order for the community to be allowed to live in peace in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Kamran Ahmad
    Jun 9, 2011 - 4:10PM

    Killing innocent in the name of Islam is totally against teachings of islam. Further, no one has the right to determine religion of anyone. It’s a matter between that person and Allah.
    Today Ahmaddis are called non-muslims. Tomorrow laws will be passed against other minority sects and they will be called non-muslims. Its about time all muslims should try to understand Islam and follow it.

    May Allah bless all muslimsRecommend

  • Danny Dee
    Jun 9, 2011 - 4:18PM

    There’s no hope for PakistanRecommend

  • Nadya
    Jun 9, 2011 - 6:47PM

    It has become a sick society where there is no tolerance of others and differing point of views. Unfortunate to see this beautiful country unravel in a violent manner.may Allah bless Pakistan and guide it’s citizens to peace n harmony.Recommend

  • Jun 9, 2011 - 10:00PM

    I would love for people to stop finding answers to the obvious within the oceans of religious text, and try peeking into the depths of their own conscience. What needs to be done, and need not be done..it’s all there inside you.Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:21PM

    @Kamran Ahmad:
    If an individual believes Ahmadis to be non muslims then I think there is nothing wrong with that. Producing literature that Ahmadis find offensive is also not against the law. Read the books by the son of the Quadiani prophet Mirza Mahmood Ahmad to find Ahmadi diatribes against muslims.
    However inciting murder should be treated very severely. Recommend

  • Taimur
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:43PM

    Where is chief justice of pakistan? No suo moto yet…but he is busy in atiqa odha case…shameful for the whole nationRecommend

  • shahina
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:15PM

    Already there was such a curse on Pakistan from Allah after the 28th May incident what else are the Pakistani Mullahs asking from God with this wajibulqatl pamphlet May God Bless all the true believers Ameen !Recommend

  • T R Khan
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:27PM

    These hate mongers are defying the law and the law enforcers are ignoring them. Section 295-A of the Pakistan Penal Code states:

    “Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of the citizens of Pakistan, by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representations insults the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, or with fine, or with both.”

    The above section also applies to every Pakistani citizen who has applied for a CNIC or a passport, because every applicant signs the box calling Mirza Ghulam Ahmad the founder of Ahmadiat an imposter and a liar. The laws in Pakistan are applied selectively.Recommend

  • amaar
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:07AM

    Time to discard false religiosity and return to the Pakistan of Jinnah where every one has freedom of conscience and faith. I believe that is also true Islam.Recommend

  • T R Khan
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:32AM

    @awais: Please refrain from extreme incitement to violence.Recommend

  • shahina
    Jun 10, 2011 - 1:17AM

    The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said; ‘After me you will see injustice, rights suppressed and others given preference over you. You will see matters that you will disapprove of’. When asked what was the commandment in such circumstances, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) replied, ‘pay their [leaders] rights to them and ask God for your rights.Recommend

  • MC
    Jun 10, 2011 - 1:50AM

    @awais:
    I would like the reference of the exact ayat in which Allah conveyed this direct order. Recommend

  • naeem
    Jun 10, 2011 - 7:26AM

    Sad,sad Pakistan.It is a dying country with dead people who no conscience. What every Ahmadi should do in case of any killings is to kill 100 fanatics for every Ahmadi killed. These fanatics are easy targets and do not desreve to live in any civilized society. Fight back Ahmadis and all other minorities. These lunatics will learn very quickly that two can play the same game Disgusting nation of Pakistan with disgusting laws and a very uncivilized society!!Recommend

  • Jun 10, 2011 - 8:37AM

    Yes i witnessed that pamphlet contains a list of names of Ahmadi industrialists, doctors and businesses showing the contact details. This is shameful act and should be condemned and stopped forever by any mean and method.
    I would like to recommend Umoor-e-Aama Jama’at Ahmadiyya, Faisalabad that they must not blame or pin point that the propaganda campaign being carried out under patronage of law-enforcing agencies and the provincial government. This is the root cause, All that fanatic does like you to engage in such reactions which brings resistance within agencies and government. Jama’t and other minorities in consultation with all powers ought to bring constitutional amendment where there is the root-cause.
    Also, i do congratulate Mr. Shamsulislam/Express Tribune for raising such a sensitive and risky issue and expect our authorities shall take appropriate measures. Especially this police response should be responsible.
    Moreover, i’d served Mustafavi Students Movement as President and know all about such issues and would humbly request to the students leaders of All-Pakistan Students Khatm-e-Nubuwat Federation, that “inhain zindah rehnay do, inhain hunsta rehnay do”Recommend

  • SUH
    Jun 10, 2011 - 8:51AM

    @abdul moiz:
    Though I agree with your views regarding no such teachings of Islam allow the killings of non-muslims i.e. Qadianis, I see no point to blaim the Burqa or the Beard for it. You should yourself when expressing concern against Stereotyping not be a part of initiating one yourself Recommend

  • Jun 10, 2011 - 8:56AM

    A printout of the pamphlet and the FIR would have been wonderful, and we would have wholeheartedly condemned it and used all our resources in Faisalabad to counter this lawlesslness.

    However, this appears to be another propaganda story.

    Last year, in England, a similar thing happened and the Ahmadiyya raised a huge fuss — see http://www.spittoon.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Surreyahmadiflyer.jpg — and there was no murder leaflet, no prosecution, etc. The Ahmadiyya promised to file a judicial review, and there was none. They blamed all Muslim organisations, and when the Muslim organisations were invited to issue a joint press release by the police, the Ahmadiyya did not do so.

    That was England, not Pakistan.

    If this is true, it should be pursued. But without a thorough investigation on the origin of the leaflets and an FIR to start police investigations, it is just a sensational story by another hard-working reporter.Recommend

  • ikmundapunjabi
    Jun 10, 2011 - 9:45AM

    @Crazy Prince: dude u really are crazy,banning burka and killing someone is totally different.
    and by the way hijab is not banned in france but burka is,so u might wana check ur facts.Recommend

  • Zarvan
    Jun 10, 2011 - 3:08PM

    Government should be careful about Qadyanis in both ways should also protect them but also should be vigilant about their activities Recommend

  • HH
    Jun 10, 2011 - 6:09PM

    @muhammad amjad theba:

    Thanks for the speech and … reinforcing the point!Recommend

  • insaaniat
    Jun 11, 2011 - 1:36AM

    In the name of Jihad? Immense shame has been inflicted on Islam and Muslims due to the misuse of this sacred word, jihad. No one seems to remember what the founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said regarding Jihad: “We are moving away from Jihad-e-ashghar toward Jihad-e-akbar”. ‘Jihad-e-Akbar’, as he explained, is nothing but a fight against your own ego. Muslims who allow these Mullahs to feed them a violent version of Islam need to wake up. Islam is pure democracy, in its essence. This becomes apparent once you tread onto God’s path with sincerity. If Muslims follow the basics of their religion, they will find out pretty quickly where the Mullahs and their fatwas stand in the eyes of Islam. Using common sense is not complicated and making Islam more complicated than it is has only left Muslims having to face shame worldwide.

    The purpose of Islam has become lost with these nonsensical interpretations. Muslims need to use what is termed ‘induction’ in math to deduce some sense out of their own scripture and teachings. Unless the right attitude is expressed, you can’t blame the west to have exploited Jihad for their benefit and for bringing disgrace to Islam. Losers blame, winners don’t. Recommend

  • mussarat
    Jun 11, 2011 - 6:55AM

    “Wajib-ul-qatal”, is a terminology introduced by one-eyed dictator zia-ul-haq who wanted to kill all minorities in Pakistan and later he himself reduced into ashes in a horrible air crash in Basti Lal Kamal where more than forty or fifty thousand litre of High octane fuel reduced the steel capsule of his C-130.plane.

    Can any of the Islamic cleric. from any seat of learning refer me to the holy quran or the bible which says “Non-muslims” are Wajib-ul-Qatal (Liable to be murdered”..

    What type od Islam TTP wants to practice in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

    If we are real followers of Islam and the final prophet Muhammad (SAW), we should shun such nonsense.

    MussaratRecommend

  • mussarat
    Jun 11, 2011 - 6:59AM

    @Nadya:

    Dear Nadya God has lot of work to do than to guide such “distracted” and strayed people.

    But my prayers are always for Pakistan and the well being of the humanity.

    God Bless Pakistan, Amen.

    MussaratRecommend

  • Ishtiaq Ahmed
    Jun 11, 2011 - 10:00AM

    A nation founded founded in the name of a religion cannot be at peace and provide peace to its’ citizens. It is as simple as that.Recommend

  • Salman Malik
    Jun 11, 2011 - 12:30PM

    @Akber, I got the pamphlet in Kingston just outside the Bentall shopping center.Recommend

  • Jari,
    Jun 11, 2011 - 8:44PM

    It is ironic that we are in a country built in the name of Islam and is totally in Islamic in it conduct. I found my country Usa more in line with Islamic rule of law Recommend

  • Jun 11, 2011 - 9:09PM

    Any one who recites KALIMA becomes Muslim. Killing of Muslim by a Muslim is HARAM. It is also against the verse LA IQRAHA FID DEEN.

    Ahmadis in Pakistan are Pakistanis. They have the same rights of of citizonship as all the others. Allah has given them the right to defend their lives, property and honor.

    Consider if Ahmadis though in minority pick up weapons what will happen?

    Government of Pakistan has completely failed to defend it self and the country from internal and external terrorist groups formed in the name of Islam. Leaders of the same groups are instigating their members against Ahmadis.

    How the Military of Pakistan and Police of Pakistan will save Pakistan resulting from disturbances? By killing Ahamadis and supporting terrorist groups?

    Pakistan political leadership and Military must use wisdom in time against poisonous literature. By closing eyes no one can avoid danger.
    Abdul Majid KhanRecommend

  • Malik
    Jun 12, 2011 - 2:18AM

    @Akber:

    Click below for the image of the pamphlet.
    Hatful pamphlet

    Also in UK not only pamphlets they are openly saying it on TV channel too, see below link;

    Why Has The Ummah Channel Not Been ProsecutedRecommend

  • sohail
    Jun 12, 2011 - 3:50AM

    Not only minorities are being targeted in Pakistan….!Majorities got same problems…!!! Majority of Pakistani People are Poor and they are being targeted by elite class….in fact elite class are Minorities…!! But they are ruling over ….!!!
    2 seconds ago · LikeUnlikeRecommend

  • M.A. Naqvi
    Jun 12, 2011 - 4:29AM

    Running away from Pakistan will not solve the problems being faced by Ahmadis. We have to deal with these challenges head on. Why would they want to leave their homeland where they have their holy places such as in Rabwah, Pakistan.

    It is up to us to stand up for them, but they must also rise up for their rights. Dr. Martin Luther King stood up as well as Rosa Parks, to remind the masses of America that “All men are created equal.” Despite the laws against them, they stood up for their rights. There were laws, rules and customs where blacks were only allowed to sit in the back of the bus, drink a certain water fountain, etc. It only took a few leaders to stand up, despite the threats to their life, and I encourage the Ahmadis to stand up and politicize.

    It is saddening that this intolerance is taking place. In times like these, we must politicize and we encourage the minorities to politicize for their political rights.

    No, Pakistan is not going to hell, because it was not founded by Asif Zardari nor Rehman Malik, it was founded by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and the sacrifice of millions who died for it and gave up everything for it, but never lived to build it. If you see the majority of comments here, the society is on the side of the minority. We just use those few vocal radicals promote their views. Does the KKK still exist? Yes it does. But the U.S. Supreme Court is usually vocal against it, and the society condemns it. We can’t stop all the hate, but we can contain it.

    We have an opportunity, only if we seize it. But the burden is on us, you and me. We must end this intolerance. One step is ending the laws that support discrimination, the next step is to use state media effectively to promote tolerance. Recommend

  • indian
    Jun 12, 2011 - 4:41AM

    please see the France24 video on ahmadi :

    Moderators please dont remove it..its peaceful video shot on may 29th 2011,


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  • Insomnia or Caffeine
    Jun 12, 2011 - 11:00AM

    @sharma:
    Is GOI and other European and western countries ready to give asylum to 180 millions of Pakistanis? Mr. Sharma you are well aware of that yes Ahmadi Muslims are being persecuted under the supervision of the Govt. but as a matter of fact if not all of Pakistanis, most of the them are victims of these outlawed organization i.e, Khatam-e-nabuwwat, lashkar tayyba, Taliban, al-quaida, jaish-e-Mohammad and plenty more. It’s time to review the biased laws against the minorities, instead of resettling them somewhere else. And let’s not forget Ahmadi Muslims have sacrifices for this country, whereas these mullahs were against the creation of Pakistan. Hopefully India fixes her own problems first like in Gujrat and Assam and Kashmir. Recommend

  • Zara Khan
    Jun 12, 2011 - 2:09PM

    what a shame !!Recommend

  • Ayesha Sohail
    Jun 12, 2011 - 5:18PM

    Gud story with gud crux….if media really adopted this way and highlight issues of this nature….hard-liners can be elimited from society..Recommend

  • Maulana Diesel
    Jun 12, 2011 - 7:47PM

    I would like to urge like minded people to unite against this fascism which is today directed against our Ahmadi and Shia brothers and sisters but tomorrow will be directed against us. We need to unite and fight against these fascists with all out might. We cannot rely on this government and army!Recommend

  • Malik
    Jun 12, 2011 - 8:26PM

    @Akber:

    Here is what UK Police do against Muslim extremists’ attacks — they ignore it. Here is evidence;

    Police ‘covered up’ violent campaign to turn London area ‘Islamic’

    A quote;

    Victims say that officers in the
    borough of Tower Hamlets have ignored
    or downplayed outbreaks of hate crime,
    and suppressed evidence implicating
    Muslims in them, because they fear
    being accused of racism.

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  • xiaahmad
    Jun 12, 2011 - 10:49PM

    This has been confirmed by Khatam e nabuwat organization themself that they have not issued any such letter … It is just dont to malign them.

    And even thinking logically why would they give a threat of murder on OFFICIAL LETTERHEAD ? Remember its not some ban organization like Taliban Thareek Pakistan

    and then the wording like challenging police also shows that it is just there so that KN face issues as some one pointed out same thing happened in UK as well year ago but it turns out to be fakeRecommend

  • strYder
    Jun 12, 2011 - 11:25PM

    i sincerely regret writing this but my advice to all minorities is to leave this country as soon as possible, yes this is yiur country as much as any muslim but with such animals around and blunt iignorance by punjab government , it is getting more dangerous with each passing day. Recommend

  • strYder
    Jun 12, 2011 - 11:30PM

    @sonam ,
    reason being when you are attacked,
    but unfortunately we have broadened our range of reason to however we are pleasedRecommend

  • Maria
    Jun 13, 2011 - 8:39AM

    @sharma:
    I know you wrote that comment in good faith. But to us ahmedis living in Pakistan, it is our home and our country. We feel that our ancestors have sacrificed a lot to gain this independence in the form of this country, Whenever something happens in Pakistan, a bomb blast, flood, economic depression – it affects us and saddens us. We belong here. …
    Immigration is a deprived and aggrieved heart’s last resort … I dearly wish we are not forced into circumstances where we have to flee our homes for the sake of our lives. I wish my fellow countrymen would speak up against these atrocities – if for nothing else then just because Islam requires the state to protect its citizens lives and livelihoods. And, if nothing else, we deserve that — under every worldly and religious law.

    These terrorists who are trying to gun us down today – would come for all others who dont agree with them tomorrow, be it a Shia, a believer in Sufism or any Sunni who doesnt conform to their extremist thoughts… I wish people would realize this, and speak up NOW, before its too late!!!Recommend

  • Ali Khan
    Jun 13, 2011 - 9:43AM

    This is a propaganda letter. In the Pamphlet many mistakes you can see. The spelling of Salam is wrong and Muslims never say salaam to Ahmadies or other non Muslims because they believe that Ahmadies are not Muslims. This is another propaganda story which Ahmadies create themselves to get Sympathies. Nobody get the data of Ahmadies except of Ahmadies important persons. The threat of religious organization are also funny, most of them are against each other. The WRITER of this article included the version of Police and Ahmadi persons but there is no version of Khatm-e-Nabuwat representative, so this is ONE SIDED story.Recommend

  • Rahman
    Jun 13, 2011 - 3:44PM

    One day we’ll be reciting “Martin Niemöller” in following words;
    First they came for the Ahmadis, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Ahmadi.
    Then they came for the other Minorites, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Minority.
    Then they came for the Shias, and I did not speak out —
    Because I was not a Shia.
    Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.

    It is people like @Akbar who try to justify all these shameful acts.Recommend

  • hamza
    Jun 14, 2011 - 3:45AM

    @Zarvan:
    “Government should be careful about Qadyanis in both ways should also protect them but also should be vigilant about their activities”

    ROFLMAORecommend

  • tehsin ahmed
    Jun 14, 2011 - 11:21AM

    @sharma:
    thanks a lot brother. . . but we are patriotic pakistani citizens . . we love our country. we wants to live here peacfully.Recommend

  • Dure-Ajam
    Jun 15, 2011 - 12:27AM

    @muhammad amjad theba:

    Ahmadis are by no means “complacent and lazy”. You must be completely unaware of how involved the Ahmadi community is with the media, and how determined we are to show the true Islam to the Western world. Even if it isn’t an interview on CNN or Fox (which have taken place, multiple times, by representatives on a national and local level), we still, on a day to day basis, raise awareness in our communities about the true, peaceful Islam and the persecution we face. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the most vocal and outspoken Muslim group condeming terrorism and injustice.in the US. In Pakistan, with the government as corrupt as it is, it is virtually impossible for an Ahmadi to utilize the media, as everything is censored immediately.

    Please look up the different interviews and articles done by Ahmadis. I guarantee you will find plenty. Recommend

  • Kashifa
    Jun 17, 2011 - 3:46AM

    Once again, the Pakistani government has shown incompetence regarding the protection of its minorities. Ahmadis, in particular, have been persecuted heavily over the past few decades, and those promoting this hatred are not stopped in any way. Last year on May 28th, a large number of Ahmadis were killed while performing Friday prayer. It is sad to see that there have been no efforts by the government to protect the Ahmadis, even after such a horrific incident. This recent event in Faisalabad should awaken the government to the plight of Ahmadis. There must be concrete effort to stop this persecution, and laws must be enacted to prevent the spread of hatred against minorities in Pakistan.
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  • Amjad Memon
    Jun 17, 2011 - 12:48PM

    It is atrocious downright filthy of these fanatics, every one has a right to practice what the believe in

    There should be a petition in the courtRecommend

  • Hussain
    Jun 17, 2011 - 1:52PM

    For those who doubt the patriotism of Ahmedis just a few historical facts:
    – Highest serving army officer to embrace shahadat in combat was an ahmedi, maj gen Iftikhar janjua in 1965
    – The hero of the famous tank battle at sialkot (chumb jorian) was an ahmedi, gen abdul ali malik (1965) to quote president Ayub ” 3 As saved Pakistan that day- Allah, artillery and Ali”(referring to Gen Ali Malik)
    – His elder brother, gen Akhtar Hussain Malik was the commanding officer at akhnor sector (kashmir) in 1965. He is arguably, the best general Pakistan has produced,
    – Prof Abdus Salam, an ahmedi, was offered nationality of many European countries but he refused to give up the green passport, which he carried with great pride all his life.Recommend

  • Disco Molvi
    Jun 17, 2011 - 2:06PM

    @Akber:
    See it with your own eyes.
    http://www.themuslimtimes.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/anti-ahmadiyya-pamphlet.jpg
    Still consider it to be ‘Qadiyani propaganda’?
    I call it it ‘True Face of Bloodthirsty Khatam e Nabuwatis.’Recommend

  • CPKS
    Jun 17, 2011 - 2:15PM

    @sharma :

    Is there any such provision for the persecuted Hindus and Sikhs of Pakistan ?Recommend

  • Manoj
    Jun 17, 2011 - 2:20PM

    First you founded a nation, because you felf that you can not stay with Hindus in the same country. Once, you got your country, you eleminated all Hindus and sikh from Pakistan, tourtured Bengali to the extent of forcing them to ask for a separate nation.
    Thereafter, your new target is christen and ahmadi. Once these two groups are eleminated, you will target Shia Muslim. After removing all these, Deobandi will target Barellwi or vice versa and one will survive, thereafter new war will take place among the surviving sect, which will be based on language and region (Punjab, sindh etc)

    Dear ,Violence and hatred has unlimited capacity to blind the human being to the extent of killing last surviving person. Please come out of this blindness. Belive in fundamental right of all human being which is right to life, property, faith and freedom of expression.

    Let every body enjoy thier own life, the way they want to without any fear. We are civilized society of human being. In jungle small animal is fearful of big animal, it should NOT happen in human society. Let us all break the cell of community and mearge ourselves in the society. No society in any country has reached the perfection of civility, but more your try to adopt civil procedure and move towards formation of society, more civil and progressive you are.Recommend

  • Hussain
    Jun 17, 2011 - 2:26PM

    A few facts which some may find interesting:
    – Highest serving officer of Pak army killed in combat was an Ahmedi- Gen. Iftikhar Janjua (1965)
    – Hero of the famous tank battle at Chumb Jorian/ Sialkot in 1965 Indo-Pak war was Gen. Abdul Ali Malik, an Ahmedi. To quote President Ayub Khan ” 3 A’s saved Pakistan that fateful day Allah, artillery and Ali” (referring to Gen Ali Malik)
    – Gen Akhtar Hussain Malik (an Ahmedi and gen. Ali Malik’s elder brother), arguably, the best Gen. Pakistan has produced was the commanding officer at Akhnor (kashmir) sector, where maximum advance was made.
    – Prof Abdus Salam, an Ahmedi, was offered citizenship from several European countries. He refused and preferred to queue up at international airports with his green passport, suffering unnecessary delays and at times indignity but carried the green passport all his life with grat pride.
    Religius belief of every individual is sacred, people can agree or disagree but the patriotism of Ahmedis toward Pakistan is beyond any doubt.Recommend

  • Abhi
    Jun 17, 2011 - 3:26PM

    @hussain
    You are naive. Patriotism belongs to a nation state, while for these franatics there is only one worthy nation in the earth and it belongs to pious muslims only. No matter what you do will satisfy them. Recommend

  • Jun 18, 2011 - 2:08AM

    Patriotic Ahmadis of the past did their duty and they should be saluted. Even the Ahmadi prophet, Mirza Sahib backed down under pressure and tried to reconcile various factions.

    What is the current lot doing, except for caricaturing Pakistan and sowing hatred and untruth about it? Talk about now, not then.Recommend

  • T Khan
    Jun 27, 2011 - 4:27PM

    @Supercop:

    Pakistan, by all, was fought for as a safe haven for Muslims…yes, because of the fear of persecution in a secular and free India after the British. The man we all love to call our Quaid-e-Azam believed in and hoped for and begged us to keep the values of the state secular and behave like Muslims. All were united and the only people who opposed it were the Mullahs.

    Cudos to us that we gave the rein of power in the very hands that toiled against our motherland and Bravo the Mullah! who hoodwinked our forefathers to sacrifice all and got a country to bread their fanaticism.Recommend

  • Kamran Ahmad
    Jun 30, 2011 - 6:33PM

    @Ali:
    True Ali but,
    an individual can think that way or a group of individuals can think that way or a whole sect can think that way but why a political government think that way. How can a political govt. decide on religion of certain individual.

    One of the main reasons why Pakistan never prospered is that our religion leaders only waste their time in calling their sects as true muslims and other sects as non-muslims instead of actually practicing the teachings of Islam.

    Only difference in case of Ahmaddis is that they have been stamped as non-muslims else nearly most of the sects call people from other sects as non-muslimsRecommend

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