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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 [...]

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 [...]

Urgent Action: Police must protect Ahmadiyya community in East Lombok from attacks, bring perpetrators to justice

Responding to the destruction of the houses and forced removal of members of religious minority group Ahmadiyya from their homes and neighbourhood in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday, Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid said: “Members [...]

[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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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