Ahmadiyya Times

Telling the truth should be news – If it happened, it will be here…

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslims Highlight Plight of ‘Blasphemy’ Girl


“We will write to MPs and the Pakistan authorities to express our outrage at the way the blasphemy law is manipulated to serve self-interests and target individuals.”

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch |
Source/Credit: PR Newswire
By AMA-UK | September 6, 2012

Annual Convention: 7th- 9thSeptember 2012, East Worldham, Alton, Hampshire

A Muslim community has highlighted the plight of persecuted minorities in the wake of a Pakistani Christian girl accused of defaming Islam.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has joined religious and secular groups worldwide that have raised grave concerns over the arrest of Rimsha Masih, accused by her neighbours of burning Islamic religious texts. A Mullah has now been arrested following allegations that he framed the girl by defacing the Holy Quran himself.

The Ahmadiyya Muslims have often highlighted the danger of the blasphemy law which is used by ultra-conservatives and extremists to victimise people unjustly.

“Indeed it is these very extremists who defile Quranic verses by destroying mosques and defiling even gravestones,” said Basharat Nazir from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

“No-one tackles the extremists because of the threat of violence and civil unrest that they can and do unleash.

“We are witness to the countless human rights abuses in Pakistan that threaten the very future of the country – a prospect that we desperately wish to prevent. We will write to MPs and the Pakistan authorities to express our outrage at the way the blasphemy law is manipulated to serve self-interests and target individuals.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslims will hold a 30,000-strong convention this week where the issue of human rights will be discussed.

The convention -the biggest annual gathering of Muslims in the UK- takes place from September 7-9 in Hampshire.

Ahmadiyya Muslims reject violent jihad as a gross misunderstanding and instead view jihad as a moral crusade to improve one’s own faith and goodness. The community built the first London Mosque, and next year will be celebrating 100 years of its establishment in Britain.

Read original post here: UK: Ahmadiyya Muslims Highlight Plight of ‘Blasphemy’ Girl

This content-post is archived for backup and to keep archived records of any news Islam Ahmadiyya. The views expressed by the author and source of this news archive do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Ahmadiyya Times.

Advertisements

Filed under: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Catagories

FOLLOW AHMADIYYATISLAM ON TWITTER

  • "But surely I am forgiving to those who repent and believe and do good deeds, and then stick to guidance." (The Holy Quran, Ch20V83)- 10 hours ago
  • "Allah is the Best and the Most Abiding." (The Holy Quran, Ch20V74) tilaw.at/20:74- 1 day ago
  • Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said, "Always remember that modesty is an essential part of faith."- 2 days ago
  • "'It has indeed been revealed to us that punishment shall come on him who rejects and turns away.'" (The Holy Quran, Ch20V49)- 2 days ago
  • "Allah — there is no God but He. His are the most beautiful names." (The Holy Quran, Ch20V9) tilaw.at/20:9- 3 days ago
  • Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said, "It is from opposition that opportunities for Tabligh arise."- 4 days ago
%d bloggers like this: