B’desh: Ahmadiyya community in fear after mosque ambush

ANI  |  Dhaka [Bangladesh]  Last Updated at April 12, 2018

The community, who are also known as ‘Qadiani’, has been living in fear ever since suspected radical groups allegedly attacked a in Bangladesh’s last month, leaving more than 20 worshippers injured.

On that note, the community in is reportedly marginalised and has come under attack at various times.

Anticipating more ‘hate’ attacks in the future, many families have left Jamalpur; others who are residing in the town, are hiding their religious identities to avoid attention, the reported.

On March 30, a group of people, armed with sharp weapons, launched an alleged attack on an after Friday’s prayers at Jamalpur’s Madarganj Upazila, injuring 20 worshippers in the process.

As per the report, the members of community claimed that local had instigated the attack. However, this is yet to be ascertained.

A resident named was among those who were injured in the ambush. He claimed, though he is not an Ahmadi, he went to the to offer prayers and learn about their faith.

district’s Jamaat South added that owing to repeated hate attacks on the Ahmadis, people are living in fear and peace is disturbed because of “hardliners such as Khatme Nabuat and Jamaat-e-Islami”.

“They have attacked us several times. They are disturbing the peace. We do not have any disputes with others. They (radical groups) are creating the discord,” Rajib said, as quoted by the

Rafiqul Khoka, a member of the community who owns a small stationery stop next to his home, said that he is not able to sell products, as people avoid purchasing from his shop for being an Ahmadi.

Speaking about the alleged attack, Sharishabari Jamaat President Faridul and several others said that they had gone to offer their prayers at the when the incident happened.

The members of the community claimed that the attack happened for no reasons, and said that they did not force anyone to follow their ideology.

On a related note, over 15,000 Ahmadis reside in the country, with 10,000 of them living in Brahmanbaria, 3,500 in Kishoreganj and 3,000 more in Mymensingh.

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SOURCE:   http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/b-desh-ahmadiyya-community-in-fear-after-mosque-ambush-118041200278_1.html

11 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    I feel sorry and sad when I hear that kind of news.
    I cannot image how Ahmadiyyah members who live in Asia in fear!!
    Why Ahmadiyyah cannot protect themselve from persecuting ?
    Prayer is not solution— Ahmadiyyah need action— dont be silent.— need the new struggle and strategy— otherwise the extremist Muslim
    will not stop to persecute Poor Ahmadiyyah in Asia countries

    Progressive Muslim always with Ahmadiyya.
    All❤️

  2. Somi, 1400 years Prophet Muhammad also faced 13 years of harsh and cruel persecution and when they took action to protect themselves and defend themselves from being slaughtered like goats, well can you imagine what the people say now that , god forbid, he was violent and he led wars to kill people. Where all he was doing was defending himself when they were being attacked. So now you are tell the Ahmadiyya Muslims to defend themselves, if we do that, than I can tell what will result in as well. On blood shed. The promised Messiah came to bring peace, understanding, brotherhood, compassion, love, unity and the knowledge of One Living God.

  3. We belong to the peaceful community who wants to spread the real teachings of Islam to the world. May God be the helper of all Ahmadi’s in the world,

  4. Islam is a religion of peace and humanity. May Allah help Ahmadis and let there be peace all over the world. Ameen.

    • After 200 years Our prophet Muhammad pbuh died, Islam has been. Obtaminated with false Hadith or idol teaching, therefore Islam is not a religion peace anymore— this is the fact on the ground—do you think Ahmadiyyaa feel peace when they live in Islamic countries??
      Tell me honestly.

      All ❤️

      • One main contamination was the belief that Jesus went to ‘heaven’ ‘alive’. I am sure that this belief did not exist during the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). If that belief would have been current then surely all Muslims present when the Prophet died (sas) would have said: ‘how is it possible that the greatest prophet (sas) of all times died when the ‘junior prophet’ Issa did not die’? There is no record of any such or similar ‘outburst’.

  5. Rafiq—wrote: Prophet died (sas) would have said: ‘how is it possible that the greatest prophet (sas) of all times died when the ‘junior prophet’ Issa did not die’? There is no record of any such or similar ‘outburst’.===

    Rafiq— your statement is fabrication and mislead People baseless – you discriminate God’s prophet—whereas God treated all prophets fairly and honored.

    If you find a verses in Al Quran, It will be appreciated. I learn from You. If you cant find it—Its better for Rafiq to repent to God, God is the Most forgiving. .

    All our love ❤️

    • We showed you already the proof that the Quran says that Jesus died. OK, here again:

      “Jesus said, I am a servant of Allah. He has given me the Book and made me a prophet. And He has made me blessed wheresoever I may be and has enjoined on me prayer and alms-giving so long as I live. He has made me dutiful toward my mother, and He has not made me haughty and unblessed. Peace was on me the day I was born, and peace there shall be on the day I shall die, and the day I shall be raised up to life again.” (19:31-4)

      source: https://www.alislam.org/library/articles/death-of-hazrat-jesus/

      and:

      “I said nothing to them except that which Thou didst command me– `Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord’ and I was a witness over them as long as I remained among them, but since Thou didst cause me to die, Thou hast been the Watcher over them, and Thou art Witness over all things.” (5:118)

      source: https://www.alislam.org/library/articles/natural-death-of-hazrat-jesus-as-son-of-mary/

      Please study and reflex and ask Allah for guidance …

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