The Ahmadi sect is one of the few Muslim groups that eschews jihad violence, and for this reason among others it is persecuted and vilified as heretical by other Muslim groups. Westerners sometimes point to the Ahmadiyya as evidence that Islam can reform and become peaceful, and attach a great deal of hope to the sect. But before they can become the vanguard of Islamic reform, other Muslims will have to stop killing them.
“ASI murders Ahmadi “˜infidel,– by Ali Waqar in the Daily Times, with thanks to DFS:
LAHORE: An assistant sub-inspector of police shot dead an Ahmadi, after accusing him of being an “infidel” in the Qadarabad police precincts, Mandi Bahauddin, on Thursday.
The ASI shot Muhammad Ashraf when the latter was having breakfast at a hotel in Seera village near Phalian, killing him instantly. “You are an infidel, and are preaching an infidel creed in the area,” the ASI shouted before shooting Ashraf.
The ASI then went to a police station and turned himself in. A case has been lodged against him under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
Police told Daily Times that the killer had confessed to the crime, and had called himself an “extremist” Muslim.