Pakistan: Ahmadi man gunned down after hearing cleric call them ‘enemies’

ISLAMABAD: Gunmen in a Punjab village shot dead a member of the Ahmadi religious minority on Saturday, five days after a Muslim leader denounced Ahmadis on a popular television show.

Luqman Ahad Shehzad was shot in the back of the head near Bhiri Shah Rehman village, a small community of Ahmadis in the Gujranwala district, said Saleemud Din, a spokesman of the community.

He is the eleventh person killed for being Ahmadi in Pakistan this year.

In 1974, a Pakistani law declared them non-Muslims and made it possible to jail Ahmadis for “posing as a Muslim” or “offending a Muslim’s feelings”.

They are often denounced by Muslim clerics and targeted by violent extremists. Some clerics promise that killing Ahmadis earns the killer a place in heaven and distribute leaflets listing their home addresses…

…“This enemy is a common enemy and is an enemy of all of Pakistan. And this enemy is the sect of Qadiyani,” Owaisi said [on television], using a derogatory term for Ahmadis.

“They are the ones blaspheming against the holy prophet (pbuh). All us Muslims should recognise that enemy”…

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  • winniec

    Soliciting murder and genocide? Normative Islam, rather than an aberration.

    Islam justifies any crime…just don’t do it to a Muslim.

  • winniec

    U.S. law upholds the right to blaspheme.

    -Justice
    Clark in 1952 wrote: “[I]t is enough to point out that the state has no
    legitimate interest in protecting any or all religions from views distasteful
    to them. … It is not the business of government in our nation to suppress real
    or imagined attacks upon a particular religious doctrine.”

    -Justice
    Frankfurter noted that beliefs that are “dear
    to one may seem the rankest ‘sacrilege’ to another,” and added concerning “blasphemous”
    speech: “[H]istory does not encourage reliance on the wisdom and moderation of
    the censor.”
    Canada needs tougher defence for the right to blaspheme, otherwise Muslims will continue to harass anyone who criticizes their obviously Bronze Age, barbaric, misogynistic, braindead Death Cult.

    • Minicapt

      What we need are no laws regulating speech.

      Cheers

  • ontario john

    Ahh Pakistan, I’m so glad we have an open doors policy when it comes to immigration from that shithole country.

    • Frau Katze

      It is pretty bad all right.

  • Blacksmith

    More muslim tolerance I see.

  • WalterBannon

    blaspheming against the holy pedophile is verboten