In Pakistan, most say Ahmadis are not Muslim
September 7 is a day of shame for Pakistan. That is the day when in 1974 the Pakistani National Assembly declared members of the Qadiani and Lahori branches of the Ahmadiyya Community to be non-Muslims. Every year rather than lament this disgraceful event it is celebrated notwithstanding the fact that since then intolerance has increased in the Pakistani society and sectarian violence has become the norm.
To mark the anniversary, several anti-Ahmadi organizations in Pakistan held conferences on Saturday night where speakers called for renewed efforts to isolate Ahmadis from public life, including banning them from working in government or military jobs.
The Pew Research Centre recently reported that in 2011, Pakistan earned the highest possible score on their ‘social hostilities involving religion index’.
The poll also found that a majority of Pakistani Muslims support the country’s blasphemy laws, which predate Pakistan’s independence in 1947 but have since been expanded. The laws, which carry a potential death sentence for insulting Islam, have been frequently invoked against Ahmadis…
Despite a consistent message from the members of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement (The Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam of Lahore) that we do not believe that our founder Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was, or ever claimed to be, a prophet, we have been subjected to co-ordinated, consistent violence in an aim to suppress our peaceful message of Islam.