The Ahmadis of Algeria: the government’s most convenient security threat?

Despite numbering in the few thousands, the followers of this branch of Islam have been branded a major security threat by the Algerian state. Now, they are facing both a crackdown and a propaganda war.

Pakistani Minister voices his support for Blasphemy Laws

Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has voiced his support for the country’s controversial Blasphemy laws. He made the comments while speaking at the ‘KhatmeNabuwat’ conference in Golra Sharif on Saturday.

Returning Ahmadi villagers face social boycott

Members of the Ahmadiyya community who fled their village in the wake of the storming of their worship place and a subsequent clash on Dec 12 have started trickling back to their homes in Chakwal’s Dulmail area. Upon their [...]

Ahmadi family’s house burgled

Despite the deployment of over 150 police personnel in the troubled village of Dulmial, burglars broke into the house of an Ahmadi family and took away cash, jewellery and prize bonds.

Footprints: A community under attack

Much time has elapsed since Dec 12, which registered as the most critical in Dulmial, a sleepy village some 37 kilometres from Chakwal city. But life has yet to return to normality. That was when a place of worship [...]

In the shadow of society

Days after the administration raids an Ahmadi printing press for distributing ‘hate material’, a 1000-strong violent mob attacks an Ahmadi place of worship.

Persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan contradicts the teachings of Islam

Pakistan has a dark history of persecution against the Ahmadiyya community. Since its inception the right wing extremists have been causing agitations and inciting harsh treatment against Ahmadis based on their religious beliefs. The constitutional amendment of 1974 in [...]

US commission seeks repeal of blasphemy and anti-qadiani laws

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its Annual Report 2016 called upon US administration to press Pakistan for the repeal of the blasphemy law and the rescinding of anti-Qadiani provisions of law.

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