I was having a perfectly hectic day, as the final weeks of the semester go, and I was just scrolling through my Facebook news feed when I stumbled upon this post:
Where have our morals and the sense of right and wrong gone? Do we consider ourselves master of our fates and others?
All differences aside, Ahmadis (aka Qadiani or Mirzae) are also HUMAN BEINGS! And they deserve to be treated and respected like one. Granted that they have hurt your religious sentiments, (which, you think they have, ever tried to listen to their side of the story, from them?) but have they really done something so terrible to have their place of worship destroyed (they can’t call it “Mosque” because that is a crime under law and have 3 years imprisonment and fine penalty, among other similar impositions)?
I don’t think I need to explain the contents of the video as they are vivid in explaining what has happened; what the cause of it was and who helped in doing so.
Fortunately, no fatality was recorded in this incident. Let’s have a look on some of the incidents that happened in past to members of Ahmadiyya community:
October 9th, 2017: An Ahmadi lawyer, his wife and 2-year old son were shot dead by unidentified gunmen who came into their home, in Rehman Garden, Sheikhupura.
March 23rd, 2017: A local leader, Advocate Malik Saleem Latif, of the Ahmadiyya community, who is also a cousin of noble laureate Dr Abdus Salam, was killed in Nankana Shaib in an attack apparently motivated by religious hatred.
April 19th, 2017: An Ahmadi professor has been found murdered in the Pakistani city of Lahore, the third such killing of a member of the persecuted minority since March 2017.
And these are just some samples of the atrocities that are faced by the community. We hear news reporters and critics, speaking endlessly on the topic of target killings in various parts of the country. Have they, even once, reported these target killings? They haven’t, they are told to keep quite and don’t anger those who rule the country, else you will perish. That is some freedom of speech and free media.
Attack on Ahmedi place of worship outrageous & unacceptable. PPP @Anny_Marri raised issue in senate & referred to HR committee. Perpetrators must be brought to justice.If a nations greatness is judged on how it treats its weakest members,continuation of such acts embarrass us all
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) May 25, 2018
The parliament passes bills on banning the hate speech against anyone, by anyone, in the country, and here we see that such people are assisted by the same law and order maintaining authoritative bodies.
Ignoring the fact that its Ramadan and it’s supposed to be the most sacred month of the year, during which there shouldn’t be any violence but the opposite, ignoring, yet again, that this goes straight against the laws and preaching of Holy Quran and Sunnah, i.e; Islam, not taking into account that religious persecution is a punishable crime by Pakistani law. This act is still amoral and the celebration on it will be, undoubtedly, torturous to see by any sane human being.
Before doing or saying something against anyone whom you despise, just remember this simple fact: you are a human, and they are also humans.