Declaration of faith compulsory before seeking public office: Pakistani court

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani high court on Friday ordered that anyone seeking public office should declare his religious belief, a verdict said to be a major victory for hardliners in the Muslim-majority country. Islamabad high court (IHC) judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiquiannounced the [...]

Indonesia’s Ahmadis: Refugees In Their Own Country

A small building on the edge of a green rice field is the place Syahidin is raising his four children. Facing the area of rice fields the house which is located in Hamlet Ketapang, West Lombok, looks ideal for [...]

FIA asks IHC for more time to submit travel history of 6,000 Ahmedis

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has asked the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to grant more time for the submission of a report on the travel history of all the people who have changed their religious status from Muslim to Ahmedi on [...]

PAKISTAN: Threats against Ahmadiyya Community on the Rise

Open letter to Honorable Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Vienna/Islamabad, 03.02.2018 (FOREF) – With great concern FOREF Europe has been observing the increasing rate of violations against fundamental freedoms in Pakistan. Threats against religious freedom have sparked accross [...]

Algeria: New Trials Shake Ahmadi Minority

More Than 50 Tried in December on Charges Relating to Religion (Beirut) – Algerian authorities have stepped up trials of members of the Ahmadiyya religious minority on charges related to the exercise of their religion, Human Rights Watch said today. Sentences [...]

Report: ‘Thousands of Christians, Ahmadis, and Hindus’ Fleeing Pakistan to Survive

Christians and other minorities in Pakistan are bolting away from the predominantly Muslim nation by the “thousands” as Islamabad ignores harassment at the hands of Islamic extremists, reports Asia Times. “Thousands of Christians, Ahmadis, and Hindus are fleeing as the [...]

Minorities packing their bags as religious freedom plunges in Pakistan

Thousands of Christians, Ahmadis and Hindus are fleeing as the government turns a blind eye to Islamic groups’ harassment of other faiths and beliefs; even atheists have now gone quiet Pakistan has been put on a US watch list [...]

Shunned by Pakistan’s Muslims, Ahmadis Find Refuge in a City of Their Own

RABWAH, Pakistan — The guard inched open the metal gate of the giant mosque compound, cast a wary glance at the empty street and with a cagey wave of his hand said, “Come in.” It was a Tuesday afternoon [...]

The persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

By Peter Murray, Pakistan Coordinator AIUK For the five million Ahmadis in the world, religious persecution has been particularly severe and systematic in Pakistan, which is the only state to have officially declared that Ahmadis are non-Muslims.  Persecution and hate-related incidents are [...]

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