Monday, June 13, 2011

New version of "slay the idolaters when forbidden months are over....": Ahmadis fit to be killed

Ahmadiyya Muslim community! Its adherents, Ahmadis, consider them selves as a sect of Islam and their places of worship are also called mosques. Ahmadis differ from main stream Islam in many ways, the most important one being acceptance of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - founder of Ahmadiyya movement - as Prophet.

But, Islam considers Prophet Mohammad to be the last prophet before the day of the Judgment; this is the first of 5 pillars of Islam: shahada (saying 'Allah is the only God and Mohammad is messenger'). Muslims say that belief of Ahmadis regarding the prophet-hood violates basic tenets of Islam thus, their sect can not be a part of Islam.

Probably in seventies, Pakistan Govt. passed a law that declared Ahmadiyya sect [3 to 4 million Ahmadis live in Pakistan] as non-Islamic. But, persecution of and violence against Ahmadis continues in Pakistan and li last 3 years it increased sharply like attacks on two Ahmadiyya mosques killing 95 people (here).

Now, pamphlets seems to be in circulation saying that Ahmadis are fit to be killed. This may not be like a open command like Allah issued in Koran in the verse 9:5: "when sacred months have passed, fight and slay the idolaters wherever you find them, sieze them, besiege them and prepare for them every ambush.....", nevertheless, it tells about degree of intolerance that can be found in Islam with respect to non-Muslims.
Ahmadiya community fit to be killed, says pamphlets in Pakistan  


Pamphlets branding members of the minority Ahmadiya community as "wajib-ul-qatl" (fit to be killed) and inciting people to attack them are being openly circulated in Pakistan's textile industry hub of Faisalabad, according to a media report.

The pamphlets list the names of several Ahmadiya 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 Express Tribune newspaper reported.

The pamphlets were issued by the All Pakistan Students Khatm-e-Nubuwat Federation and are being circulated at main shopping plazas and important commercial centres of the city in Punjab province.  

"To shoot such people is an act of jihad and to kill such people is an act of sawab (blessing)," the pamphlets say.

The Umoor-e-Aama Jama'at Ahmadiyya of Faisalabad, a group representing the community, reacted to the distribution of such literature by saying that the propaganda campaign is being "carried out unhindered by some fanatic religious groups under the patronage of law enforcing agencies and the provincial government".

The Jama'at blamed the Punjab government for ignoring several protests lodged by the province's Ahmadiya community.

It said religious fanatics are being encouraged by inaction on the part of government agencies.


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