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Indonesian mob attacks ‘heretical’ Ahmadiyah in East Lombok

An enraged Indonesian mob attacked and destroyed the houses of the ‘heretical’ Ahmadiyya community on Saturday afternoon. The mob sought to expel the Ahmadis from Greneng Village, in East Lombok regency of Indonesia. The mob attacked did not result in any deaths, however, houses and motorcycles belonging to the Ahmadi families were destroyed, Seven families […]

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Homes in East Lombok attacked, Ahmadis take refuge at police HQ

It was in the middle of the day on Saturday when an unidentified mob destroyed several houses and attempted to expel the Ahmadiyah community from Grepek Tanak Eat hamlet in Greneng village, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). At least eight houses were severely damaged, forcing seven families comprising 24 people to seek shelter at the East Lombok Police headquarters. […]

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[Report] United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) – 2018 Annual Report

Created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA), the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan U.S. government advisory body, separate from the U.S. State Department, that monitors religious freedom abroad and makes policy recommendations to the president, secretary of state, and Congress. USCIRF bases these recommendations on its […]

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Bilawal Bhutto deletes tweet endorsing Ahmadi Muslim rights

Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto deleted a tweet on Tuesday in which he had endorsed equal rights for the country’s minority Ahmadis. Bhutto posted the original tweet back in 2013 in response to the arrest of an Ahmadi man for reading the Quran. “No greater crime vs. Islam than banning someone from […]

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Terrorism wanes in Pakistan, but religious fervor threatens national unity

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — By voting last week to revoke an honor bestowed on the first Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize in science, Pakistan’s National Assembly opted for political expediency in the face of a fast-rising Muslim group that denounces members of the late physicist’s faith as blasphemers. Abdus Salam, who died in 1996, was a […]

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How Pakistan Weaponized ‘Love for Prophet Muhammad’

How Pakistan’s anti-Ahmadiyya campaigns links to a recent assassination attempt. On Sunday, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal survived an assassination attempt during a corner meeting in his native city Narowal. He was shot by a 21-year-old man affiliated with Tehrik Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY), a political party founded on “sending blasphemers to death.” Earlier in November TLY had kept the […]

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Incompetence trumps bigotry: How NA has actually failed to rename QAU’s Dr Abdus Salam Centre

NCP was named after Dr Abdus Salam NA resolution called for renaming Physics department ISLAMABAD – The Lower Chamber of the Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution to rename the Quaid-i-Azam University’s Dr Abdus Salam Center. However, in their haste and bigotry, the members displayed their incompetence by mentioning the wrong facility. As soon as the resolution […]

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Pakistan National Assembly passes resolution to rename QAU’s Abdus Salam Centre to al-Khazini Department

The National Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution to change the name of the National Centre for Physics at the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) from the Professor Abdus Salam Centre for Physics to al-Khazini Department, after Byzantine-origin astronomer Abu al-Fath Abd al-Rahman Mansur al-Khazini. The resolution was tabled by PML-N lawmaker Captain Muhammad Safdar, who is […]

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