Actually Islamic supremacists are distributing the leaflets, since mainstream Muslims consider the Ahmadis heretics and thus that their lives are forfeit. What’s that you were saying about “Islamophobia,” Honest Ibe? “Incitement to Murder Muslims in Surrey,” by Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens in Standpoint, September 1 (thanks to Matt):
A local Surrey newspaper has reported that extremists are disseminating leaflets in the local area, urging Muslims to kill the Ahmadiyya.
From the Surrey Comet:
A police investigation was launched last month, after police saw leaflets being handed out calling on Muslims to murder Qadiyanis, a derogatory term for Ahmadiyya Muslim…
A teenage Ahmadiyya girl, who did not want to be named, said she was “shaken and scared” after being handed a leaflet written in Urdu saying: “kill a Qadiyani and doors to heaven will be open to you.”
Surrey is home to a large Ahmadiyya community, and is also the location of the Baitul Futuh Mosque, the largest Ahmadiyya mosque in the country. It is no coincidence that extremists have targeted this area: they are attempting to sow distrust and sectarian hatred between the Ahmadiyya and other Muslim groups in the hope of creating a similar situation to that of Pakistan, where this small community is regularly persecuted. The terrorist attacks on two of their mosques in Lahore, which killed 80 people, are perhaps the most extreme manifestation of Islamist hatred for these people.
This should be taken as a warning that extremist ideology continues to gain traction in Britain and a reminder that the fates of Pakistan and Britain in this regard are inexorably linked; what happens there will eventually trickle through the many connections that are here in Britain….