Sharif’s statement on Ahmadis

Published: June 7, 2010

DUBAI: This is with reference to your report of June 7 ‘Sharif’s statement on Ahmadis angers clerics’.

I am tired of sneering, self-appointed bigots, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim, arrogating to themselves the authority to judge the faith of another. These people are sanctimonious and intolerant, and discredit the beauty of the faiths that they purport to represent.

If some claims to be of a particular faith, who are we to judge them? This obsession with denouncing others undermines us all and damages the country we love. Mr Sharif deserves praise and support for building bridges, rather than tearing them down. Allah bless him.

Published in the Express Tribune, June 8th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Yahya
    Jun 17, 2010 - 10:20AM

    Totally agree with you. I hope majority of the people of Pakistan start thinking like you too, this country will develop.Recommend

  • zahid sheikh
    Jun 22, 2010 - 3:20AM

    All right-thinking Pakistanis should follow Nawaz Sharif for happier, hate-free, peaceful and prosperous Pakistan. No one has right to arrogate to himself/herself the authority to judge the faith of another, not even any government of the day.Recommend

  • farhan
    Jul 2, 2010 - 8:43PM

    Very good comments by MR Sharif, but he has to take action against banned outfits in South Punjab.Recommend

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