Two Pakistani clerics fight at meeting over status of Ahmadi sect

Two Pakistani clerics have come to blows at a meeting of the religious establishment over the fraught issue of the status of Ahmadis, a Muslim sect that hardliners want declared apostates.

A scuffle broke out on Tuesday between the two at a gathering of Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) when the chairman, Mohammad Khan Sherani, called on the group to consider whether Ahmadis, who are declared non-Muslims by the constitution, should be considered murtads that have rejected Islam.

A declaration of apostasy by the constitutional body charged with advising parliament on lawmaking would likely put Ahmadis in even greater peril, given that many interpretations of Islamic law prescribe death for people who quit the religion.

h/t XX

  • Spatchcocked

    i ran up some fake notices of an Islamic society meeting in our park… was to find a suitable location for a Mosque in our community(very posh and yuppie)and invited the neighbourhood to attend to share ideas….to learn about Islam…to perhaps sample Muslim cuisine….kids are welcome but please no dogs etc etc….
    I tacked them up surreptitiously in the still dark early hour dog walk……then sat back and listened to the talk on the street(one block long businesses). I of course worked the street for a week stirring the pot and winding up whoever I could.
    Great fun….happy to report huge anti muzzie bias….all expressed in nicey nice bland milk and water Canadian terms of course but the prevailing attitude (a landslide)was very unwelcoming ….

  • John

    My, those four men must be the most intelligent ‘scholars’ I’ve ever laid eyes on! Their brains are most certainly in their beards. I’m gonna grow a beard and become a genius ‘scholar’ too! And if the chap on the extreme left hadn’t any facial hair, he’d be the spitting image of Sheema Khan.

  • ntt1

    judging from that cross section of inbreeding ,It seems the future of islam is very bleak.

    • Ed

      I’m thinkin so. When the concept of “chair” eludes you…

  • BitterClinger

    Cowardly cunts. Why no knives or guns or murder vests? Fists?

  • AlanUK

    “Two Pakistani clerics fight at meeting over status of Ahmadi sect”
    Exactly what one would expect from the spiritual leaders of the Religion of Peace.