(RNS) The Muslim Council of Britain is rejecting the minority Ahmadiyya sect, less than two weeks after an Ahmadi shopkeeper was stabbed to death in Scotland.
“Muslims should not be forced to class Ahmadis as Muslims if they do not wish to do so,” MCB, an umbrella group of Muslim organizations in the U.K., said in a statement Wednesday (April 6).
It said the statement was issued because “pressure is mounting to describe this community as Muslim.”
Asad Shah, an Ahmadi shopkeeper in Glasgow, was killed March 24 by a Muslim man in what police called a religiously-motivated attack. The MCB condemned the attack soon after, but distanced itself from the sect when debate reignited over whether Ahmadis fall within Islam.
The Ahmadi are considered apostates and blasphemers by mainstream Islam yet our media trot them out at every opportunity like “Pet Muslims” in order to present Islam with a “Happy Face” , never bothering to inform their audience of this salient fact. Whether it’s done out of ignorance or design is hard to say.
The Ahmadi do not represent mainstream Islam, and never will but that disrupts the preferred “Religion of Peace” narrative mindlessly spouted by our spineless politicians and MSM.