Every story like this makes it all the more appalling and shameful that the Ahmadis in the U.S. spent their time and energy attacking counter-jihadists and thereby effectively aiding those who are murdering them in Pakistan and Indonesia.
Ahmadiyah community members say they have been forced to apologize, while foreign journalists deny having incited violence against the sect’s followers in Bogor’s Cisalada village on Friday.
According to Bogor Police, Ahmadiyah followers and local residents agreed to end the incident peacefully after leaders of Ahmadiyah apologized for the violence.
“We apologize for our negligence. We never wanted to cause any conflict, and we never invited the journalists,” said Humaedi, one of the local Ahmadiyah leaders.
However, Mubarik Ahmad, another Ahmadiyah leader in Cisalada, expressed concern about whether the statement that he wrote and signed on Saturday could further endanger his people.
“I have no experience in writing such things. The district police chief and military commander told me what I had to write, that it was my fault for not reporting the foreign journalists to the subdistrict head,” Mubarik said on Sunday.
He also said he was not allowed to consult with anyone because the officials claimed they were “short on time.”
“Based on their instructions I also wrote that we will never allow reporters to enter the village without permission from the subdistrict head,” Mubarik added.
An angry mob attacked members of the Ahmadiyah community on Friday as a team of Dutch journalists tried to shoot a documentary on the beleaguered community.
Journalists from the Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant arrived in Cisalada late on Friday morning to interview members of the local Ahmadiyah community. But once local residents learned of the journalists” presence, the situation turned violent, police said.
The four foreigners were subsequently interrogated by the police for hours before being released on Saturday….