#WikiLeaks: Leaked cables back suspicions of Saudi campaign against Ahmadiyya community


Ahmadis have long alleged the Saudi hand in the 1974 anti-Ahmadiyya campaign run against their community in Pakistan and have made their case with facts presented through circumstantial evidence. 

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By Imran Jattala | June 26, 2015

WikiLeaks released over 61,000 the so-called “Saudi cables” on June 19th from their cache of more than half a million documents the transparency group claims it holds and among the leaked documents surfaced proofs of Saudi government’s yet another  involvement at the highest levels in a recent campaign against the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Indonesia.

While the Saudi government has attempted to discredit the cables as ‘fake’,  WikiLeaks has a long track record of hosting large-scale leaks of government materials which have always panned out as authentic.

According to the contents analyzed from the leaked documents so far, the Saudi government seems to maintain a keen interest in devising ways to disrupt the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Indonesia and curtail its activities.

In one case a document dated March 19, 2012 and signed by Crown Prince Naif bin AbdilAziz, the Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs directed the Ministry of the Islamic Affairs to coordinate with the Foreign Ministry and the Indonesian Supreme Council for the Islamic Da’awah for “setting up practical programs there [in Indonesia] that could be executed against the risk of Al-Qadianiat [the Ahmadiyya community].”

The Crown Prince further directed Saudi Embassy in Jakarta “to keep in contact with the Indonesian government to explain the Qadianiat risk and keep trying to prevent its spread.”

In a separate document dated May 15, 2012, signed by Prime Minister Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Awqa’af, Da’awah, and Irsha’ad, and the Muslim World League are directed to confirm that their clerics will issue warnings about the Ahmadiyya community. “The Saudi Embassy in Jakarta shall continue to support the Indonesian Supreme Council for the Islamic Da’awah against this community [Ahmadiyya] and inform the Indonesian government of the position.”

Ahmadis have long alleged the Saudi hand in the 1974 anti-Ahmadiyya campaign run against their community in Pakistan and have made their case with facts presented through circumstantial evidence.

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the late Pakistani Prime Minister from the early 1970s — who declared Ahmadis non-Muslims and created a foundation for extremism and Islamization of Pakistan —  was suspected of cowing to Saudi pressure in his anti-Ahmadī drive.

The claim was often rejected by Bhutto sympathizers until Dr Mubashar Hasan, a co-founder of Pakistan People’s Party(PPP) and a close confidant of party chairman Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, confirmed in a video interview that Saudi pressure was in fact the reason behind 1974 anti-Ahmadī amendment to the Pakistani constitution.

The documents posted by Wikileaks are the first direct evidence of the Saudis’ wide-scale anti-Ahmadi campaign.

—  Leaked cables back suspicions of Saudi campaign against Ahmadiyya community

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SOURCE:   http://ahmadiyyatimes.blogspot.com/2015/06/persecution-watch-leaked-cables-back.html

1 reply

  1. Which government has the guts to stand up to Saudi pressure? Strangely enough one did (in the past): The little State of Gambia. I think it was during the time of Sir David Dawda Kairaba Jawara as President. At that time it was reported that General Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan offered Gambia a hospital with the ‘small condition’ that they should expel all non-Gambian members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (there were several doctors and teachers present in the country at the time). (It is assumed that General Zia made the offer on behalf of Saudi Arabia, as Pakistan itself is a recipient of aid from there). The answer of the Gambian President was: “When the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community came here to build schools and hospitals they did not make any conditions. Consequently if you want to make conditions you may keep your hospital.” President of Indonesia: take note please! You are not a beggar! You are President of an independent country!!!

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