Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ahmadi Student Lynched in Pakistan

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Mobs rampaged through the Joseph Colony neighbourhood of Lahore in March last year after the allegations against Sawan Masih emerged. —AFP file photo

"Hostel warden Muhammad Ali, recounting the incident, claimed that: "Three to four thousand students were approaching. I was alerted that they were approaching, so I closed the gates but they broke in, found Mashal and fired at him and started beating him."

A Pakistani college student was murdered by a mob at a university in Pakistan because he posted Ahmadi literature on social media. That is considered blasphemy in Pakistan, which does not recognize Ahmadis as Muslims.

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This is another example of how Ahmadi Muslims are persecuted by Sunni majorities in countries like Pakistan.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

This is what happens when you partition a country on the basis of religion. And to think that Muhammad Ali Jinnah enjoyed fine wines, brandy, and cigars, thinking that Muslims were merely a cultural and political constituency that would make him a big fish in a smaller pond.

Its also what happens when a political opportunist in uniform, like Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, who took power in a military coup with the support of the United States, finds it opportunistically convenient to promote Maddrashas and raise a whole generation to believe this tripe.

Not to mention the CIA promoting Islamic fundamentalism as a counter-weight to communist influence in the middle east, and to Arab National Socialism.

Gary Fouse said...

When people of two religions cannot live together in peace, partition might be the best solution. As for me, Pakistan is a pile of garbage.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

It wasn't a pile of garbage before partition. And people of two or four religions do live together in a good deal more peace than people of even one religion find in Pakistan.

Gary Fouse said...

And what was it before partition-under British rule, right? What you have in Pakistan is a minority Ahmadiya Muslim population being persecuted by the majority Sunnis because the former (here we go again) claim a later prophet from the 19th century. So when they are not accusing Christians of blasphemy so the mobs can lynch them, they do the same to Ahmadiyas.

Wonderful society.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Like I said, that's not how its always been. That was inculcated, incubated, cultivated, over time, starting probably after 1970 for the most part.

Gary Fouse said...

How about when Islam came to that part of the world?