Pakistani mob destroys 100-year-old minority Ahmadi mosque

Source: Reuters

BY Saad Sayed

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A mob led by right-wing Muslim clerics tore down the dome and minarets of a 100-year old Pakistani mosque belonging to the marginalized Ahmadi community, officials and the community said on Thursday.

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Ahmadis are one of the most persecuted groups in Sunni-majority Pakistan, with Islamists and religious hardliners labelling them heretics, while harsh Pakistani laws ban them from calling themselves Muslims or using Islamic symbols.

Saleemuddin, a spokesman for the Ahmadi community, said a mob stormed the mosque complex in Sialkot, near the Indian border in Punjab province, overnight. He put the number at several hundred.

He said there was collusion between the mob and local government officials, but police denied such accusations.

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  1. Very sad news—again and again always Ahmadiyya, Shiah and Christian are the victims of the extremist Muslim—The extremist accuse Ahmadiyya, Shiah and Christian are “Khafir”—enemy of Islam—

    This persecution has been occured few decades— no solution yet— it seems most the world leaders are hypocracy that is why there is no solution to solve this horrible persecution—nauzubillah

    I have given the best solution from wisdom of God is rejected -/

    All love ❤️
    I wish yo all a blessed and peaceful Ramadhan

    • Well, the situation is even worse than you are describing above. Look at Syria, it is not Sunni verses Shiah, but this Sunni against that Sunni, changing ‘alliances’ as the situation on the battle field (and probably the flow of the $$$$s) changes. What Hadith may be ‘in the game’ that Sunnis fight this group today and another group tomorrow?

  2. Why Allah let the extremist destroy Ahmadiyyah Mosques and persecute Ahmadiyya Muslim— so many times—why?

    Does Allah not love Ahmadiyyah and his Khalifah?
    Or Does Allah hate Ahmadiyyah?

    Allah will not change this bad condition if they ( Ahmadiyya) do not want to start to change it.

    All love ❤️
    I wish you all a blessed and peaceful Ramadhan

    • sillly and painful talk. (could be deleted next time). Of course Allah loves Ahmadiyyah and his Khalifa. He ‘founded’ it and He is guiding him. But Allah may work in different ways then Somi thought.

      Persecution does not hinder us. It makes us stronger. And it is the best of ‘propaganda’. I have met many new Ahmadis, in Europe, the Arab world and now even Indonesia, who came to Ahmadiyyat because they wanted to ‘check out’ ‘what it is all about’. One new member in Switzerland was told by other Muslims ‘do not go to the Ahmadiyya Mosque’, so he came why did they say so. Similarly in the Arab world, I recall one guy who said I noticed MTA.TV on the satellite channel and thought let’s see and found that it was all different to the wrong propaganda of his past Mullahs in Saudi Arabia. And not to mention the 1000 Rupees donation, which turned into 1000 Euro donation. Alhamdolillah, what ever Allah has in mind for us we are ready – and patient. The victory of Ahmadiyyat not in our generation? OK, let it be in the next one.

  3. Rafiq— my story and your story are almost the same—Moving from one country to another country— very nice experiences.
    May Allah guide Rafiq to the true path of Islam, Amen
    Love you Rafiq and your story too

    All love ❤️
    I wish you a blessed and peaceful Ramadhan

    • Rafiq is a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, the true path of Islam. Thanks for your concern. When will you join me?

      • Radiq— are you serious to invite me or join you? Thank you for your invitation I appreacite it very much. Some time I feel sad and disappointed of your behavior—you have been making me sad you often erase my comments.
        Can you promise to me you will not do it any more?

        You know Rafiq— the main reason I join TMT because I want to know Ahmadiyya faith in depth what are the differences among Islamic sects not just a Messhiah but his teaching too.

        If Allah change my mind, I cannot reject it, leave it to Allah. Rafiq

        Was Salam with ❤️
        I wish you a blessed and peaceful Ramadhan

      • no promise. but I do wish that more readers come up with their own comments also, whether they agree with us or disagree.

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