Yet in the West, Ahmadi spokesmen like the execrable Harris Zafar and Qasim Rashid carry water for the same Islamic supremacists who would cheerfully slit their throats if they were both back in Rawalpindi, and instead target those who stand up for the Ahmadis and decry their persecution.
ISLAMABAD — The Ahmadiya community residing in Rawalpindi city continues to bear the brunt of dangerous religious frenzy.
Around 1500-1600 worshippers belonging to Ahmadi community – who were supposed to congregate at the worship place of the community located at E-Block of Satellite Town to observe Eidul Azha prayers – were barred by the authorities from doing so.
It came after a new wave of hate-campaign against the community hit the city.
The Action Committee Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (ACKN) – an opportunistic alliance between the banned religious outfits including Jamatud Dawa (Jud) and Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat (former Sipah-e-Sahaba) and some local traders – just a week before Eidul Azha had filled the city with anti-Ahmadi banners demanding of the city administration to seal the worship place permanently.
It was not the first time, as community members were also not allowed to offer Eidul Fitr prayers around two-and-a-half months ago.
“We, the office-bearers of Anjuman-e-Ahmadiya Rawalpindi (AAR), have formally requested the city administration to allow us to observe Eidul Azha prayers at Ewan-e-Tauheed near the Holy Family Hospital. But the administration refused on the pretext of law and order situation,” said a member of the administration of Ewan-e-Tauheed, wishing not to be named, while talking to TheNation….