Radical Islamic groups call for Jihad at a meeting near Washington DC

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Holiday Inn in Springfield Virginia, where the meeting was held. The Muslim Times has the best collection of articles to refute sectarianism

Source: Newsweek

By Christina Maza

Groups of Sunni Muslim extremists gathered in a Holiday Inn in northern Virginia over the weekend and called for followers to wage jihad—or holy war—against infidels.

The radical extremists didn’t call for violence against Jews or Christians, but instead used the so-called Final Prophet Conference to rage against another group of Muslims that, like most American Muslims, doesn’t support violent jihad.

The Pakistani-American imams who led the event bashed the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a religious movement founded in 19th-century India, according to one participant who attended the event. Among the main complaints was that Ahmadi Muslims criticize violence and forbid waging jihad against non-Muslim governments.

“Because Islam is being attacked from all corners, we as Muslims should work together. But glory be to Allah, we have decided not to support anything [Ahmadi Muslims] say,” Mufti Shazad Hussain, an imam in Virginia who addressed the participants, was quoted saying.

The conference organizers were Idara Dawat-O-Irshad and Khatme Nabuwwat Center, two Muslim groups registered as corporations in Virginia, just a short drive from the U.S. capital. The groups are working to export their extremist ideology and intolerance into the United States, critics say.

“Free speech doesn’t mean the freedom to promote violence. These people are as bad as the Nazis marching in Charlottesville,” Qasim Rashid, a spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in the U.S., told Newsweek.

“Every group has extremists, whether they are Christians, Muslims, Jews or Buddhists. I would like to see an environment where these radical ideologies are rooted out,” Rashid added, noting that it is “very concerning” that radical groups gathered in Virginia.


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3 replies

  1. I wish Americans could listen and interpret how fiery and abusive language is being used for last 18 days in capitol of Pakistan Islamabad road interchange by the head of this fanatic movement Khatmae Nabuwwat. In fact they are bunch of illiterate people who want to do business in the name of religion. May be it is possible in Pakistani type societies but no way in USA. It will be good to uproot the evil just at this beginning stage.

  2. From my view;
    There are 2 ways to defeat and uproot the extremist ideology that is a dangerous teaching and destroy the image of The peaceful Islam.

    1. The root of The extremist Muslim or Jihadith is the false hadith. ahmadiyyah and others have to remind people with FALSE HADITH OR VIOLENT HADITH

    2. ahmadiyyah and others have to speak up loudly against The extremist Islamic group who exist in USA and Europe countries.

    These is our problem should be solved by our selves, instead of blame others.

    With ❤️

  3. There are laws about hate crimes in USA that don’t exist in other countries and hate mongering is also a crime if we look at laws about slander and other similar laws.

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