Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

Ahmadiyyas: The Untouchables of Pakistan

Islam says that there will come a messiah before the end of time to lead the Islamic community. Qadyanis, aka Ahmadis (Ahamdiyyas), are a Muslim sect, who think that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (18351908) was their messiah. This sect was founded by Ghulam Ahmad in Qadiyan, a place in India, towards the end of the 19th century. They are now divided into two groups: Lahori and international Ahamdi group. Qadyanis preach that the Jihad of the sword, initiated by the duo of Allah and Muhammad in the 7th century Arabia, is now abrogated. They aim to Islamize the world by dawa.
According to Pakistan Ordinance XX, the Ahmadiyya Muslims are not allowed to call themselves "Muslim" or "pose as Muslim"; it is punishable by three years in prison. This Ordinance and the 1974 Amendment in the constitution effectively gave the Pakistani state the copyrights to the term, "Muslim".
This is ridiculous in the extreme that Muslims waste more energy in giving fatwas to make Muslims non-Muslims than giving “dawah” to invite non-Muslims to Islam. Perhaps, dawah is a difficult task nowadays.

Today I was watching a video of Zaid Hamid, who is Pakistan’s so called think-tank and ex-Mujahid of the Afghan War. He was repeatedly saying about human rights abuses of untouchables and minorities of India. I don’t know about conditions of minorities in India; but what I know is that being an animal is better then being a “dhimmi” in more “Islamic” and less democratic Republic of Pakistan.

  • Pakistan is one of the nations in this planet earth that openly persecutes non-Muslims and even some Muslims.

  • Pakistan openly distribute pamphlets and literature against non-Muslims and sects of Islam. Pakistani government spend state money to distribute literature against Qadyanis. But Qadyani literature is banned in the unholy land of Pakistan.

  • Pakistan is a state on the planet earth where there is no freedom of speech, freedom to walk, talk and even breath. No freedom to breath in a sense that an ex-Muslim like me won't be able to inhale oxygen from this land, if I openly declare my apostasy.

  • Pakistan is a land on the planet earth where Qadyani students are expelled from educational institutions due to their religion.

  • Pakistan is a place where even a Nobel laureate (Prof. Abdus Salam was a Qadyani) is disgraced just because of his belief in Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.

  • Pakistan is a country where students boycott classes because they don’t want to be taught by Qadyani teachers.

  • In Pakistan, Ahmadis are burnt alive at “rabwa” station.

  • Pakistan is a state that uses clauses like “blasphemy” to legalize persecution.

  • Pakistan is the only land, where your house will be demolish if you join or support the Ahmadiya Muslim movement.

  • Pakistan is a land, where newspapers and editors have no respect for other religions.

And at the end of day, Zaid Hamid is right; Pakistan has a lot in common with Medina of Prophet Mohammed. Pakistan is the same Medina, where Mohammed massacred the Banu Quraiza Jews. History is being repeated.

Now I will like to share some facts about persecution of Ahmadi sect of Islam after my long and emotional speech.

This is an annual summary of events of persecution committed against the Ahmadi minorities of Pakistan:

  Description of the cases Total Number of Cases
1. Number of Ahmadis booked for displaying "Kalima", i.e. "There is none worthy of worship except Allah, Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah". 756
2. Number of Ahmadis booked for calling Azan, call to prayers. 37
3. Number of Ahmadis booked for posing as Muslims. 404
4. Number of Ahmadis booked for using Islamic epithets. 161
5. Number of Ahmadis booked for offering prayers. 93
6. Number of Ahmadis booked for preaching. 602
7. Number of Ahmadis booked for celebrating Ahmadiyya Centenary in 1989. 27
8. Number of Ahmadis booked for celebrating 100 years, anniversary of the eclipse of Sun and Moon that occurred in 1894 as a sign for the Promised Mahdi, i.e. Founder of the Ahmadiyya Community. 50
9. Number of Ahmadis booked for distributing a pamphlet 'Ek Harff-e-Nasihaana' i.e. A piece of Advice, commenting upon anti-Ahmadiyya Ordinance xx (PPC 298-B/C). 27
10. Number of Ahmadis booked for distributing "Mubahala" pamphlet, i.e. A challenge thrown to the opponents for spiritual contest of prayers. 148
11. Number of Ahmadis booked for allegedly burning The Holy Qur'an. 22
12. Various other cases against Ahmadis under ant-Ahmadiyya Ordinance 298-B/C. 909
13. Number of Ahmadis charged under "Blasphemy Law", i.e. 295-C. 229
14. Supreme head of the Community currently living in London has been charged in his absence in Sixteen cases under PPC 298-C, i.e. anti-Ahmadiyya law. 17
15. The entire population of Rabwah, i.e. Ahmadiyya Head Quarters in Pakistan was charged under section PPC 298-C on 15-12-1989.

As described above, Pakistan is the only land on the planet earth which allows persecution legally. According to Article 18 of the United Nation’s universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Let us check the following summary of Offences Relating to Religion in Pakistani constitution:

  Description Penalty
298A Use of derogatory remarks etc., in respect of holy personages Three years' imprisonment, or with fine, or with both
298B Misuse of epithets, descriptions and titles etc., reserved for certain holy personages or places, by Ahmadis Three years' imprisonment and fine
298C An Ahmadi, calling himself a Muslim, or preaching or propagating his faith, or outraging the religious feelings of Muslims, or posing himself as a Muslim Three years' imprisonment and fine
295 Injuring or defiling places of worship, with intent to insult the religion of any class Up to two years' imprisonment or with fine, or with both
295A Deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs Up to ten years' imprisonment, or with fine, or with both
295B Defiling, etc., of Holy Quran Imprisonment for life
295C Use of derogatory remarks, etc; in respect of the Holy Prophet Death and fine


Are not these constitutional clauses clear violations of the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights to which Pakistan is a signatory?

Nowadays, Pakistan is using different tactics to divert India’s attention from the Mumbai massacre. The main thing, which Pakistani TV channels are repeatedly broadcasting is that, there are untouchables in India; Muslims are being persecuted etc.

As a conscientious human being, I appeal to everyone having access to mainstream Media in India and other Western countries to highlight the persecution of Ahamdi Muslims as well as other non-Muslim minorities in Pakistan to create pressure on the government to stop the state-sponsored violation of human rights.

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Amar Khan is a Pakistan-born ex-Muslim.

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Name: Another Great Article Brother!
Date: Friday January 16, 2009
Time: 00:23:23 -0500


Hey Amar! I am really your big fan, the facts you provide in your information are really unbelievable, as per about minorities in India, they have several privileges, many of them are happy but few always want more, in India Muslims are Indian first, then a Muslim. They have a freedom of speech and every right, few incidents are true against Muslims, and they were shame for India, but not these days, everyone has some issues and satisfaction also. Amar brother you please be careful, your Judgment is pure, please be safe ok, will wait for your next article.

Name: Ahmadiyya
Date: Friday January 16, 2009
Time: 03:55:43 -0500


In fact Ahamdiyya is somewhat progressive in many aspects. They accept science, equality of all people including women and they are against any violence. But it looks silly to me that they still believe in Muhammad and his quran.

Name: RE:: Another Great Article Brother!
Date: Friday January 16, 2009
Time: 04:38:47 -0500


Can you tell us a few incidents in which Muslims were attacked in India? Every time its the Muslims who start by killing others. When they get beaten in their own game they begin to cry and shout unfair. Its the Muslims who are terrorising people in India. Who cares what Pakistanis think about India.

Name: seeker
Date: Friday January 16, 2009
Time: 05:03:45 -0500


Dear brother Amar.Let me remind you about a college Physiology Professor Younis Sheikh, who rotted in a pakistani jail for three years for telling his students that the Prophets parents were not muslims and Mohammad himself was a non Muslim before the age of 40 years.He faced the death penalty but was lucky to be acquited.I have not heard about him since then. I think he has taken asylum in Europe to save his life.

Name: re Ahmadiyya
Date: Friday January 16, 2009
Time: 05:26:01 -0500


Ditto for the Bahais.Till the time muslims will cling on to Mohammad and his Quran, no reform is possible.

Name: Indian Muslim
Date: Friday January 16, 2009
Time: 07:15:12 -0500


Indian Muslims have no problem in India but due to influence of out-side terrorists they dream for better life and sow the seed of destruction. This causes hatred on entire muslims in India

Name: Time to destroy the Islamists in Pakistan
Date: Friday January 16, 2009
Time: 07:48:53 -0500


India should attack Pakistan and eliminate the Islamists once for all. The Ahamdi Muslims are peaceful and should be encouraged.

Name: IK
Date: Friday January 16, 2009
Time: 09:09:57 -0500


Thank you brother for this article. Tell me, do they still burn people at "Rabwa"? and where is the town located. thanks? this is really sad. Some barbaric bedouin took so many civilizations to the ground with his evil ideology. Peace

Name: lw1
Date: Friday January 16, 2009
Time: 13:31:18 -0500


It is not only Pakistan that has carried out such atrocities.Afghanistan was Buddhist/Hindu ruled before the Muslims invaded and did wholesale massacres and gleefully recorded them for their Allah.Just look at Afghanistan and Pakistan and think how they could progress by peaceful means instead of even Muslims killing Muslims.The energy they spend in planning and executing destruction,if used constructively, would improve the lives of their citizens.But the problem is that the first one who proposed it would be killed.One of the Glasgow/London bombing accused was found not guilty recently.Could that happen in Pakistan where the government itself makes unjust laws through rabid religious fervour?Most of the Hindus,Jews,Christians etc have moved away from strictly following every letter of their religious books,mostly through scientific evidence and logic.Muslims want to benefit from scientific discoveries,but do not want to acknowledge its logic and merit.They still want to believe that there are scientific miracles in the Quran-a book that is about half full of hatred.

Name: asa
Date: Friday January 16, 2009
Time: 21:00:06 -0500


Khan, having stumble on your site, I am glad that I am able to see more enlightened mind even amongst those born into the religion. You are right to point out that among the Islamic world, too mush time is spent on criticizing others but many a time ask the world to 'feed'. To us to beg to be fed is something more hurtful to one's pride than anything else. The Creator has created the human beings to think and to be rational. There are too many instances that do not reflect that they are capable of using what the Creator had given them! Why can't we leave it to the Creator to 'judge' others for their lack of compassion? Why should illiterate people with so short of history in cilization and traditions want to impose their belief on others? Is it a joke?

Name: vbv
Date: Saturday January 17, 2009
Time: 00:41:52 -0500


Pakistan was founded by Jinnah the pork-eating,whisky guzzling Bombay muslim and after his death Pakistan was over-run by muslim zealots , the pre-cursor to Talibans. It wont be long before entire Pakistan is talbanised. And USA will have many more 9/11s to come thereafter!

Name: Ahmadis are eqully suffering from muslims in india too.
Date: Sunday January 18, 2009
Time: 01:46:02 -0500


Ahmadis are equally suffering from muslims in india too.some see ahmadis are liberal muslims.But i think they are equally fanatic and want to spread islam in other ways.THe entire islam will collapse soon.No one can stop this .But let us hope this will happen peacefully and more quickly to reduce the damage.Once mohammad true face of criminal is made to known to every muslim and debate is made on irrationality of quron and hallcucinations of mohammad then islam will collapse .

Name: ab
Date: Sunday January 18, 2009
Time: 08:46:42 -0500


Dim witted Pakistanis, instead of believing propaganda should look at the success stories of Muslims in India to understand whether they are being persecuted. Bollywood is ruled by the Khans, APJ Abdul Kalam came from an ordinary family to become a scientist and then the President of India. There are lot of Muslims who are Central and State Ministers. We had / have famous cricketers who are Muslims, a top businessman like Azim Premji who is a Muslim and scores of Muslim businessmen in sectors like leather, hardware. Look at A.R. Rahman. A Hindu who turned into a Muslim, he was not hunted down by the Hindus. He is actually a role model for everyone and people celebrate his success. It is just a myth that Muslims are persecuted in India. If one is willing to work hard, anyone can come up irrespective of religion. This is what democracies like U.S.A and India convey.

Name: Khan is this true?
Date: Monday January 19, 2009
Time: 03:41:07 -0500


Baba Kamma 37b. The gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has "exposed their money to Israel." Jews May Lie to Non-Jews Baba Kamma 113a. Jews may use lies ("subterfuges") to circumvent a Gentile. Non-Jewish Children are Sub-Human Yebamoth 98a. All gentile children are animals. Abodah Zarah 36b. Gentile girls are in a state of niddah (filth) from birth. Abodah Zarah 22a-22b . Gentiles prefer sex with cows. Insults Against Blessed Mary Sanhedrin 106a . Says Jesus' mother was a whore: "She who was the descendant of princes and governors played the harlot with carpenters." Also in footnote #2 to Shabbath 104b of the Soncino edition, it is stated that in the "uncensored" text of the Talmud it is written that Jesus mother, "Miriam the hairdresser," had sex with many men. Gloats over Christ Dying Young A passage from Sanhedrin (Talmud) 106 gloats over the early age at which Jesus died: "Hast thou heard how old Balaam (Jesus) was?--He replied: It is not actually stated but since it is written, Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days it follows that he was thirty-three or thirty-four years old."

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