In Pakistan and elsewhere, Sunnis violently persecute Ahmadis as heretics and apostates. Yet in the West, Ahmadi spokesmen such as the viciously arrogant and spectacularly rude Qasim Rashid and the ostentatiously pious and unctuously reptilian Haris Zafar make a tidy living allying with their persecutors and aiding and abetting their sinister agenda by telling non-Muslim audiences what they want to hear — that Islam doesn’t actually have any of the doctrines that Sunnis invoke to persecute Ahmadis and others. And indeed, Ahmadi Islam doesn’t — but Rashid and Zafar don’t bother to mention to their marks that they represent a form of Islam that is held by an actual tiny minority, and one that is rejected by the mainstream and persecuted by it as heretical.
The only effect of their endless stream of articles and books purporting to prove that Islamic texts and teachings don’t actually contain material justifying violence and supremacism will be to render Infidels complacent and less likely to resist that violence and supremacism, or at least less likely to do so in any genuinely effective way. Ahmadi Muslims will continue to suffer because of the laws about apostasy, heresy and blasphemy that Rashid, Zafar and other Ahmadis deny exist instead of confronting and calling for genuine reform — but that doesn’t seem to trouble them.
“Blasphemy: Mob attacks Ahmadis, kills woman, 2 girls in Pak,” PTI, October 28, 2014:
Lahore: A woman and her two minor grand- daughters were killed when an angry mob set alight several houses, shops in Pakistan’s Punjab province belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in riots that followed the alleged posting of blasphemous content on Facebook.
The violence erupted yesterday in the city of Gujranwala, about 80 kilometres from Lahore, after claims that a Ahmadi youth, 17, had posted a photo containing blasphemous content, said Amir Mahmood, an office-bearer of the Ahmadi community.
After the news spread about the incident, a large number of people, armed with sticks and chanting slogans, marched towards the residence of the youth in Katchi Pump locality.
“The mob first looted the furniture and other valuables from the eight houses and four shops of the Ahmadis and then torched them. Ten persons were trapped in houses when the mob torched it,” said Mahmood.
“Three of them were found dead while the other seven including women were shifted to hospital.”
The condition of a woman, who lost her child in the tragedy, is critical, he said.
The dead has been identified as Bashiran, 50, her granddaughters Hira, 8, and Kainaat, 3, said Central Police Officer Gujranwala division Waqas Nazir.
Blasphemy is a very sensitive subject in Pakistan, where Muslims make up the majority of the 180 million population. Those convicted under blasphemy laws can get life sentences or the death penalty.
However, that has not stopped people from taking the law into their own hands. Witnesses often are reluctant to testify in defence of a person accused of blasphemy….