For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2014
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA condemns attack on a Hindu dharamshalla and temple in Pakistan
American Muslims stand in solidarity with Hindu Americans to champion universal freedom of religion and protection of all houses of worship
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA decries the recent arson attacks on a Hindu dharamshalla and temple in Larkana, located in Pakistan's Sindh province. These attacks are the antithesis of Islam, which champions peace and tolerance for all. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community denounces any attempt to justify such barbaric attacks.
"As Muslims, we are obligated to protect all places of worship, irrespective of the denomination to which they belong: Hindus, Christians, Jews or Muslim, they are all worthy of equal respect and protection," said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, "The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community calls on Pakistan's government to apprehend those responsible for these attacks and take stronger measures to rid Pakistan of the scourge of extremism. Our prayers and sympathies are with our Hindu brethren in Pakistan and around the world."