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Pakistan succumbs to another round of Ahmadiyya-bashing

Community’s exiled leader dismisses hatemongering as diversionary tactic, but consequences of demagoguery are real for country’s most persecuted faith group A young boy battles fatigue during Friday prayers with the exiled Caliph Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, on the grounds of a future mosque in Raunheim, Germany, on 14 […]

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International parliamentarians release report on religious intolerance in Southeast Asia

The International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religious Belief (IPPFoRB) recently launched a four-part report that looks into the religious challenges in Southeast Asia, namely rise of religious-based intolerance, discrimination against minorities or native peoples, securitization of freedom or belief in fighting terrorism, and the need to uphold international human rights standards in this […]

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British MP calls for action against Pakistan over Captain Safdar’s anti-Ahamdiyya speech

British MP calls for action against Pakistan over Captain Safdar’s anti-Ahamdiyya speech. Captain Safdar spoke freely against Ahmadiyya Community in Parliament of Pakistan, who is son in law of ex prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and is serving as member of parliament.

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USCIRF Condemns Pakistan Sentencing Three Ahmadis to Death for Blasphemy

Press Release: USCIRF Condemns Pakistan Sentencing Three Ahmadis to Death for Blasphemy   USCIRF Condemns Pakistan Sentencing Three Ahmadis to Death for Blasphemy USCIRF Chairman Mark calls blasphemy laws “an assault on human rights and dignity” WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to media reports, three members of the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan have been sentenced to […]

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How Pakistan is erasing Ahmadis from their own lands in the name of Allah There are various hadith and narrations of Prophet Muhammad’s actions that challenge most theories that endorse such persecution.

Ahmadi Muslim. The two words I am not allowed to put together if I write for a publication in Pakistan, or speak on national television. Once, it was simply the details of the punishment meted out to Ahmadis for practising Allah’s name that I had listed – an ordinance of the Pakistan Penal Code and not my […]

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Can Pakistan continue to afford its hatred for Ahmadis?

Pakistan is in trouble. And a lot of it.   Safdar believes that Ahmadis work against the country’s interest. He takes issue with Quaid-e-Azam University renaming its physics centre after Abdus Salam. And finally, he wants to ban Ahmadis from being recruited into the armed forces. His words are ironic, to say the least We […]

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Pakistan’s Ahmadiyya Paradox: Fighting Extremism While Practicing Takfir

May 12,2014: In the half rural-half industrial town of Sheikhupura four men were arrested by Punjab police . Their crime was tearing down posters filled with hate speech directed at their community plastered outside a shop in their village. The shopkeeper immediately filed a complaint with local police claiming that the posters contained Quranic verses. The men were charged […]

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HRCP decries Safdar’s speech

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Thursday criticised the speech of [retired] Capt Safdar, a ruling party member of the National Assembly, and termed it discriminatory against a religious minority group. The HRCP issued a statement condemning “the targeting of any Pakistani religious minority group and any call for discriminatory behaviour against […]

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Bill passed to restore Khatm-e-Nabuwat laws

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 aimed at restoring the word “Oath” instead of “Declaration” in the nomination paper about finality of Prophethood (Khatm-e-Nabuwat) as mentioned in the Elections Bill 2017. Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid moved the bill in the House which appeared as supplementary […]

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PML-N’s Capt Safdar lashes out against Ahmadis, faces backlash on social media

PML-N leader retired Captain Muhammad Safdar on Tuesday launched into a virulent tirade against Pakistan’s persecuted Ahmadi communitywhile speaking in the National Assembly. He accused the faith group of acting against the country’s interests and called for action against its members. Safdar, who is former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law, also criticised the renaming of Quaid-i-Azam […]

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