Source: Hadi Aziz (Dec 11th, 2012) in The News Tribe.
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Defence Naveed Qamar on Tuesday said that no government employee has the authority to declare Ahmadis as Muslims.
According to the constitution of Pakistan, Ahmadis are declared as non-Muslims and they cannot use anything having resemblance to Muslim ideology.
Jang reporter Ansar Abbasi on Monday pointed out that a diplomat in a foreign country invited several Muslim Pakistanis to attend a conference organized by Ahmadis.
He indicated that the official sent invitations to Pakistani community via emails saying that the main cause of the convention was to counter the propaganda against an anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims. He further said that literature of Ahmadi community was also distributed among the participants of the convention.
Chief Editor’s comments:
According to Allah and His prophet, Muhammad, may peace be on him, no Muslim has the authority to call one, who believes in the Creed of Islam, as non-Muslim.
Perhaps the Minister of Defense has never taken the trouble to try to define a ‘Muslim.’ We offer him some help from the Amman Message. Additionally, I wonder if he has learnt anything about Separation of Mosque-Church and State and if he has read his job description?