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Islamists rally near Islamabad, demand removal of minister

ISLAMABAD (AP) – More than 3,000 Islamists camped out on the edge of Pakistan’s capital, demanding the removal of the country’s law minister over a recently omitted reference to the Prophet Muhammad in a constitutional bill. The rally began [...]

UPR side-event highlights the ongoing and systematic persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

CAP Liberté de Conscience (13.11.2017) – http://bit.ly/2AHjXDb – On 13 November, the Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience, (CAP) held a side event at the Palais des Nations alongside Pakistan’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations Human Rights [...]

Pakistani death sentences show blasphemy laws’ threat

WASHINGTON (BP) — The October death sentences for three Pakistani men demonstrate the threat of blasphemy laws in many countries to the life and liberty of Christians and other religious minorities. The judgments for the Pakistanis — all members [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. – [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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