Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA condemns anti-Ahmadi and anti-Semitic hate speech
- Published on 27 December 2014
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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA categorically condemns the hate-filled and false statements made on GEO TV’s 'Subah Pakistan’ program.
The hate-filled ‘Subah Pakistan’ program broadcasted in Pakistan on GEO Television and by subscription in the United States of America on December 22, 2014. Hosted by the infamous hate preacher Amir Liaqat Hussein, who has a history of promoting terrorism, the program claimed that “Ahmadi Muslims and Jews are the enemies of Pakistan” [and] “the culprits behind the Peshawar Attack.”
This demonstrably false language promotes national and international anti-Ahmadi hatred and anti-Semitism. The program additionally alleged that Ahmadi Muslims are the “common enemy of all sects of Islam” and are “enemies of Pakistan responsible for various terrorism plots against Pakistanis.”
In an attempt to further incite hatred against Ahmadi Muslims, the program falsely alleged that Ahmadi Muslims commit blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad. This is a particularly incendiary statement both because it is false and also because Pakistan enforces the death penalty for blasphemy. Tragically, extremists in Pakistan have murdered innocent civilians on multiple occasions on the mere accusation of blasphemy.
American Muslim Group Rallies Against ISIS and other Extremists
- Published on 25 December 2014
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Special session includes featured remarks from leading U.S. Congressman, internationally renowned Imam and new city police chief
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, one of the nation’s oldest Muslim organizations, celebrates its 29th West Coast Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) this weekend in Chino, California.
Saturday’s special session will feature many community leaders. U.S. Congressman Ed Royce (R-39), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, will deliver featured remarks about ISIS. Imam Azhar Haneef, renowned scholar and National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, will address the audience on the concept of “Khilafat” (caliphate) in Islam and how it is a force for peace not conquest. Amidst national unrest and growing distrust with law enforcement, Chino Police Chief Karen Comstock will deliver remarks to a racially diverse audience.
Others scheduled to participate include:
1. Dick Haley, City Council, City of Corona
2. Eric Linder, California State Assemblyman (R-CA-60)
3. Marc Steinorth, California State Assemblyman (R-CA-40)
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA Condemns Terrorist Attack on Pakistan Schoolchildren
- Published on 16 December 2014
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Ahmadi Muslims mourn 150 children in Peshawar murdered by Taliban
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attack on Peshawar Government schools. Reports indicate at least 150 children have been killed and scores more injured.
The Community mourns with the families and friends of those afflicted by this horrible atrocity. May God give them strength, patience, and fortitude to bear through this painful and shameful day.
“As Muslims, as parents, and as human beings, we are devastated to hear of this horrific act of terror,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, “and condemn the Taliban in the strongest terms possible. We once again call upon the Government of Pakistan to stop this injustice and to root out and end the Taliban’s reign of terror.”
Nationwide American Muslim Organization Condemns Oklahoma Beheading
- Published on 27 September 2014
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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns beheading and mourns with the victim’s family
Annual American-Muslim Convention to Focus on World Crisis
- Published on 09 August 2014
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Over five thousand from across the US to attend longest running American
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, one of the nation’s oldest American Muslim organizations, celebrates its 66th annual Jalsa Salana Peace Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The event will take place August 15th to August 17th at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The three-day conference will include presentations on the following topics, for which subject matter experts are available for interviews:
1. The Khalifa of Islam as the Solution to World Crises
2. An Urgent Call to Save America
3. Erring and Forgiving in Islam
4. Muhammad’s Examples of Mercy for His Companions
5. Examples of Khalifas of Islam Conquering Hearts through Love
6. Establishing a Living Faith in God
7. Practical Steps Towards Self-Reformation
8. Giving Precedence to One’s Faith Over Worldly Objects
9. Safety in the Fortress of the Messiah
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA Condemns Terrorist Attack on Children in Pakistan
- Published on 28 July 2014
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Ahmadi Muslims mourn death of four Community members, including two female minors and an unborn child
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA condemns in the strongest terms the July 27, 2014 terrorist attack on Ahmadi Muslims in Gujranwala, which is in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The targeted attack resulted in the deaths of Mrs. Bashiran Bibi (55), and her granddaughters Hira (7) and Kainat (8 months). A pregnant Ahmadi Muslim was injured and later miscarried her unborn child
In this targeted attack extremists set approximately ten homes ablaze. Local police were present but did not act to stop the act of terrorism, nor did they clear a path for the fire department to put out the blaze. The victims died of smoke inhalation and suffocation. This unprovoked attack is yet another example of how the authorities in Pakistan are aiding the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims, permitting extremists to continue attacks with impunity.
Militant Extremists in Pakistan Murder American Muslim Physician on Humanitarian Mission
- Published on 26 May 2014
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Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, a U.S. citizen and cardiologist, traveled from Columbus, Ohio to provide free cardiac care to the needy
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA today mourns the tragic passing of American physician and humanitarian, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar. On May 26, 2014, Dr. Qamar, a 50-year old U.S. citizen and married father of three, was on Day 2 of a three-week medical mission in Rabwah, Pakistan, when militant extremists gunned him down in front of his wife and two-year-old son. Dr. Qamar was murdered because he was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
In 1974, Pakistan passed a constitutional amendment declaring Ahmadi Muslims to be “non-Muslim.” In 1984, Pakistan passed anti-blasphemy and anti-Ahmadi laws criminalizing religious practices of Ahmadi Muslims, which are punishable by fine, imprisonment or capital punishment. To date, militant extremists have murdered hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan with impunity.
“Today, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, an American physician on a humanitarian mission has fallen victim to an unspeakable act of terrorism,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “Pakistan’s state-facilitated persecution of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has emboldened militant extremists to engage in horrific acts of violence against Ahmadi Muslims and other religious minorities. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community implores Pakistan to abide by international human rights commitments, repeal all hate-filled anti-blasphemy and anti-Ahmadi laws and provide adequate security and police protections for vulnerable religious communities. ”