Yudhvir Rana, TIMES OF INDIA
AMRITSAR: Even as Muslims across the world are fuming over controversial movie “Innocence of Muslims” that has hurt their religious sentiments, Ahmadiyyas have decided to hold a “peace conference” at their headquarters in Qadian in Gurdaspur district on September 30. This decision was taken following Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat world head Mirza Masroor Ahmad called on Muslims across the world to peacefully unite in their opposition to the movie.
Expressing differences over spate of violence and killing of innocent people following the release of trailer for the movie, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad condemned the violent response witnessed in a number of countries. He said, “The killing of innocent people, including ambassadors and diplomats, is completely in contradiction to the teachings of Islam.”
“Damaging property or burning buildings is completely wrong and benefited no party, except those who wish to defame Islam. We need to reflect if we are playing a role in fuelling hostilities or are we displaying a collective and mature response.”
He said Muslim governments and Muslims who lived in Western countries should join hands to promote the real and peaceful teachings of Islam and of the Holy Quran to the world. He said, “They should take a peaceful and united stand to defend Islam and the noble character of the Holy Prophet Muhammad at every opportunity and at every level,” he said.
Syed Tufail Ahmad Shahbaj, office in charge of press committee, Ahmadiyya Jamat, said they had invited representatives from all religions besides political leaders to participate in the peace conference.