Gee, what a surprise… Scottish Muslim groups fail to attend Ahmadi anti-extremism event

Ahmadi Muslims in Scotland have launched an anti-extremism campaign following the death of the Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah, despite the failure of other prominent Muslims to attend the event.

Representatives of the Glasgow Central Mosque and the Muslim Council of Scotland were invited to attend the launch alongside other faith groups, but the Guardian understands that both sent their apologies at the last minute.

Shah, who lived in the multicultural Shawlands area of Glasgow, was fatally stabbed outside his newsagents on 24 March.

Oh, they sent last minute apologies.

  • AlanUK

    I strongly suspect that the organisers of the Event knew that this would be the reaction from the “official” Muslim groups. Maybe they still invited then so that others would see that the Ahmadi are different.
    The “official” Muslims are, of course, correct. The Ahmadi (while being a generally good bunch) are not Muslims. Which is why they are generally a good bunch!

    • tom_billesley

      They adhere to the same vile book and adulate the same filthy brigand. It’s just that, as with all muslims, when they are in a weak position they behave in a concilliatory way. In any country in which they were a majority, the supremacism would emerge.

  • tom_billesley

    Sunni muslims would never stand beneath a sign saying “Ahmadiyya Muslim Community” for a photo-op, considering that it is illegal in Pakistan for Ahmadi Muslims to call themselves muslims and their place of worship a mosque. They are forbidden from preaching using a koran. Even greeting someone with “As-salamu alaykum” they risk two years in prison.