Saturday, April 26, 2014

British Ahmadi Masud Ahmad Jailed in Pakistan for "Posing as a Muslim"

Fortunately, he was able to flee Pakistan while on bail.

Ahmadis are viciously persecuted by Muslims in places like Pakistan and Indonesia. Oddly enough, while Ahmadis are fleeing Muslim lands in droves in order to escape persecution, they become some of the most vocal defenders of the claim that Islam is inherently peaceful when they reach the West. Ahmadis thus end up defending the ideology that gives rise to their persecution.
Masud Ahmad with his granddaughter
BBC—A British man jailed for "posing as a Muslim", has spoken for the first time since returning to the UK.

Masud Ahmad, 73, was arrested in Pakistan in November under blasphemy laws but fled while on bail.

The 73-year-old is part of the minority Ahmadiyya sect, who are considered heretics in Pakistan.

They were declared non-Muslim in 1974 by the Pakistan government because of their belief in a subservient prophet after Muhammad.

One of the restrictions on their religious freedom is that they cannot publicly recite the Koran.

Late last year, a young man posing as a patient visited Mr Ahmad at his homeopathy clinic in Lahore, before asking questions about religion.

"I have no business talking about religious beliefs when I am working, I am only here to help people. But he kept pushing the topic into matters about Islam", Mr Ahmad said.

The man then used a mobile phone to secretly film Mr Ahmad reading the Koran and called the police to have him arrested.

Educated in Britain, Mr Ahmad first came to the UK in the 1960s, where he set up his own watch repair business, before returning to Pakistan in 1982.

The grandfather-of-nine, now living with his children in Glasgow, was placed in a jail with other prisoners also charged under the country's blasphemy law.

He said: "It was a small cell, 8ft by about 12ft and within it a toilet. We had to sleep on the floor. The temperature was almost minus one degree in the night."

About 400 people protested outside the police station in which Mr Ahmad was being held, demanding to see him.

He said: "They were shouting and chanting, 'let us kill him, let us kill him'. But I wasn't scared."

Members of the Ahmadiyya community helped Mr Ahmad flee the country after he was granted bail at a third attempt. (Continue Reading.)

3 comments:

Barbara Ogg said...

""They are going to pay for this, of course they are. Because they are just doing bad to people who have done nothing to them. We have never said one word of hatred to them," she said."

This is so true. God really hate it when people return evil for good.

Extremista Moderado said...

"The 73-year-old is part of the minority Ahmadiyya sect, who are considered heretics in Pakistan."

Sloppy news reporting by the BBC on an islam-related article - what a surprise. The ahmadi are considered heretics by all sects of islamic orthodoxy because not only they renounce on violent jihad they also hold their founder to be a prophet sent by God. Sure, (at least for now) only Pakistan and Saudi Arabia actively persecute them, but saying that they're "considered heretics in Pakistan" is lying by omission.

goethechosemercy said...

This man and his family deserve our respect. God protect him and them in his sheltering arm.
God protect the Ahmadiyya from the oppression of the Ummah.
By the preservation of peace and community, all people are one, and in no other way shall they live safely.
The Muslims of the present day have never learned what most people know.