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 A 168-page report by UK-based All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Ahmadi Muslim Community has revealed details about the discrimination Ahmadi community has been facing in Pakistan, an Islamic Republic country. Published recently, the report titled “Suffocation of the Faithful – the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan and the rise of International Extremism” categorically...
A detailed report by the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community speaks of targeted attacks on the non-Muslim community with particular emphasis on Pakistan. Ahmadi Muslims, who played a pivotal role in the creation of Pakistan, are facing severe persecution by the Pakistani government. This culminated in the events of 1974, when...
THE murder of a Southside shopkeeper by a “religious fanatic” has been hailed by extremists, a report has declared. An All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has warned zealouts have turned the killer of Asad Shah into a “hero”. The report, published by a cross-party group of MPs including Glasgow Central’s Alison...
The service Channel 44 – an Urdu-language news and current affairs channel – broadcast hate speech and material containing abusive treatment of the Ahmadiyya community. Under the Broadcasting Code, licensees must not broadcast material which contains uncontextualised hate speech and abusive treatment of groups, religions or communities. After an investigation (PDF, 802.4 KB), Ofcom concluded...
A community radio station which broadcast “abusive and derogatory” statements has been fined. A presenter on Radio Ikhlas, which is based in Derby, seriously breached the Broadcasting Code during a programme in September 2017, Ofcom said. The media regulator said it imposed a £10,000 fine on the radio station for failing to provide adequate protection...
Ofcom has imposed a £10,000 fine on Radio Ikhlas Limited for failing to provide adequate protection for listeners. The service – a community radio station which is targeted towards the Asian (primarily Pakistani) community and other smaller ethnic communities in the Normanton area of Derby – broadcast hate speech and material containing abusive treatment of...
European Eye on Radicalization Drawing Lines The United Kingdom has frank official words for foreign hate preachers. They are not welcome and the government will exclude the worst from its shores. Prime Minister David Cameron made this very clear in his landmark speech on extremism at a security conference in Munich in 2011: Whether they...
Secular liberals need to denounce the persecution of the religious by the religious, says Farhad Ahmad, a British Imam I came to Britain as a child when my Ahmadi Muslim parents fled persecution in Pakistan. The hatred of Ahmadis is so ingrained in Pakistani society that I recall once seeing a sign, proudly planted into...
A web of extremism percolates outwards from Pakistan into communities in the UK. Last month I presented to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ahmadiyya Muslim communities, and the discrimination that many Ahmadis experience in terms of both anti-Muslim prejudice and intra-Muslim bigotry. Regarded as “heretics” by both Sunni and Shia Muslims, the Ahmadis have had an uphill struggle...

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