The Muslim Times’ Editor’s Note, in response to PTI statement copied below: Well here it is finally. The cat is out of the bag and its looks ugly. Imran Khan, the emerging leader in Pakistan running his election campaign on provision of Justice for All (he leads a political party called “Movement for Justice”) caved in to just a small amount of pressure put on him by the radical Mullahs who had issued false statements that his party was being helped by Ahmadiyya Muslims. This was not true and all he had to do was to refute that claim, instead he went ahead and issued this statement below that belies any intentions on his part of being “Just” at any time in future, whether or not he gets power or not.
This Statement is pathetic, sad and shameful for a man who has constantly stated that he is afraid of no one but God. This statement shows who are really his gods – the Mullahs of Pakistan, who he fears the most and would cross all limits of decency to placate them.
Following is factually incorrect and falls under indecent, ill mannered and plain idiotic in this statement.
1. The name of the current head of the World Wide Ahmadiyya Movement is Mirza Masroor Ahmad, a widely respected, loved and esteemed Muslim leader. It is not what this statement says and is only meant as a derogatory gesture.
2. The video that is declared to be fake, is an actual youtube video of a real meeting (press briefing) that took place in London in March this year. No amount of clarification or lying can make this video fake. It cannot have been an acting episode, and or it could not have been assembled by joining different pieces of clips from youtube.
3. Imran Khan gives a lie and insults himself by contradicting his earlier statements where he talks about equal human rights for all. By openly stating that he agrees to all the draconion articles of Pakistani constitution that make a terrible mockery of human rights of Ahmadiyya Muslims, he discredits himself utterly just at the eve of general elections.
4. Fortunately it does clear one big misunderstanding, and that is the misplaced hope that Pakistan may undergo a change or may become a “Naya Pakistan”. What Imran has clarified is that the only thing he offers Pakistan is more of the same injustice and militant Islam that the country cannot afford anymore. Ahmadiyya Muslims will take this in a stride and will continue their journey to “Love for All and Hatred for None” for which they are known globally. Sadly for Imran Khan this may be the end of the road to true greatness and for Pakistan more sad days to come.
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Watch a video clip below in the comment section, where Imran Khan said the opposite and another video about the meeting of a journalist with His Holiness, Mirza Masroor Ahmad (at 42nd minute)