A recent press conference by the Muslim consumer group is being taken as a veiled threat of violence against members of the minority Muslim sect.
PETALING JAYA: A small community of Ahmadiah followers in Selangor is living in fear following threats and warnings issued against its members during a press conference hosted by the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) last week.
At the press conference on Sept 27, a spokesman for a group calling itself Gerakan Banteras Aktiviti Haram (GBAH) urged state Islamic authorities to act against Baitusalam, which for decades has been a meeting point for followers of Ahmadiah.
Ahmadiah is a Muslim sect originating from the Indian subcontinent, which the National Fatwa Council ruled as deviant. The sect is also condemned in Friday sermons throughout Selangor to remind Muslims that it is not part of Islam.
For decades, followers of Ahmadiah at the Baitusalam, a three-storey building in Kampung Nakhoda, Batu Caves, have lived peacefully with the locals, despite occasional harassment from religious officials.
But according to Jariullah Ahmad, a spokesman for Jemaat Ahmadiyah Muslim Community which runs the centre, some locals were not happy with the group’s private activities, and brought their complaint to PPIM.
Jariullah is particularly worried that several threatening remarks were uttered by GBAH chairman Masridzi Sat at the PPIM press conference on … read more at source.
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