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Muslim ‘heretics’ launch anti-extremism campaign

Muslim ‘heretics’ launch anti-extremism campaign

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community, one of Britain’s oldest Muslim groups, today launched a campaign to counter extremist rhetoric and literally drive home a message of peace in the form of 100 buses carrying the message that Muslims abhor extremism.

But there’s a problem: “true” Muslims regard the Ahmadis as heretics – “pretend” Muslims and “subversives” who “operate outside the fold of Islam” and they are likely to treat the campaign with contempt.

According to this online exhortation to “shun” and even persecute the sect:

The Ahmadiyya Movement and its followers (ahmadis) continue to pretend to be Muslim and the Champions of Islam, who are admired by the Westerners for their moderate views. The reason for their obstinacy is quite obvious. They are the fifth columnists amongst the Muslims and their so-called islamic identity provide a cover for their clandestine activities while they continue to serve the interests of their masters.

The piece points out that:

Iqbal Sacranie, [then] Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, has a different take. ‘Whilst we fully accept the right of Ahmadiyyas to their own religion, it is clearly misleading to describe them as Muslims. They are outside the fold of Islam.

His views are endorsed by Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham, who said ‘Ahmadiyyas are not Muslims. Therefore calling the religious complex in Morden a mosque hurts the sentiments of those who believe in Mohammed, the last prophet of Islam, peace be upon him.’

And it add:

Qadianism was originally fostered by the British imperialism. Hence it has been flourishing under her flag. This movement has completely been disloyal to and dishonest in affairs of the Muslim Ummah. Rather, it has been loyal to Imperialism and Zionism. It has deep associations and cooperation with the anti Islamic forces and teachings … They must be declared non Muslims and ousted form the fold of Islam. And be barred to enter the Holy lands.

According to the press release issued today by the UK Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the anti-extremism campaign follows the Paris atrocity and adds to a multilevel strategy by anti-extremist Muslims to counter the rhetoric and ideology of terror.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the driving force behind the United Against Extremism campaign and is at the frontline of countering the barbaric ideology of ISIS and other extremists. From its inception in the 19th century, the community has espoused an ethos of Love for All, Hatred for None.

The London-based Caliph of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has repeatedly condemned extremist ideology and said in the aftermath of the Paris attacks that:

Under no circumstances can murder ever be justified and those who seek to justify their hateful acts in the name of Islam are serving only to defame it in the worse possible way.

Rafiq Hayat, National President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, added:

We stand united with all who oppose extremists because our strength stems from our unity. The campaign will send a clear message that IS has nothing to do with Islam and that extremism will never succeed.

The campaign that has featured a full-page advertisement in national press will also see the distribution of half a million leaflets across the UK to highlight Islam’s rejection of extremism and its emphasis on peace.

It has received wide support including from the Government’s Minister for Countering Extremism, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, who said:

We are an incredible, inclusive and progressive nation where the diversity of our communities is our strength. I pay tribute to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community who have shown that devotion to faith is the foundation to a selfless desire to serve humanity driven by a deep sense of loyalty to our nation.

At time of great human tragedy as we have seen recently with the terrorist atrocities in Paris, the Community has once again issued a resounding and resolute call of peace and unity against the dark forces of extremism which seek to divide us.

The Prime Minister has also praised the work of the community including its blood drives, charity work and efforts to reach out to all, saying that:

Britain can be proud of you. This is true faith in action.

22 responses to “Muslim ‘heretics’ launch anti-extremism campaign”

  1. AgentCormac says:

    ‘… hurts the sentiments of those who believe in Mohammed…’

    Will somebody please turn that scratched bloody record off!

  2. John Humpf says:

    Well lets see if the other muslims can top it with adverts on busses proclaiming what they think. Even if it is ”Behead kuffers, infidels and all those who denounce islam” then we know where they stand.

  3. Raul Miller says:

    A group of Muslims wishes to send a message of tolerance and respect for other humans and their counterparts claim that they don’t represent real Islam and are not real Muslims…sounds about right.

  4. Ivan says:

    I think we need a True Scotsman to comment on this.

  5. Laura Roberts says:

    @Ivan: brilliant!

    However, I do applaud moderates who appear to embrace civilization in a vocal manner. If Dr. Ullah is correct (see video link) this is precisely the kind of effort Muslims need to make.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IchGuL501U

  6. Rob Andrews says:

    Maybe they really believe this. Or maybe it’s ‘disinformation’. Coiunter propaganda to put eveybody into a ‘mental fog ‘as to who, what and where the enemy is.

    This was done by the German-American Bund during the pre-war years in the US. Things like”National Socialism is just about getting Germans back on there feet”.And they would lower the anti-Semitism and militarism.

    If this is the case here it’s very a dangerous thing; worse that ISIL propaganda.

  7. AgentCormac says:

    Just going back to the previous thread, apparently religion did inspire the ‘devout’ Muslim killer Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik. The FBI are now treating the massacre in San Bernardino as an act of terrorism. Quelle surprise!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35006404

  8. Broga says:

    Malik was living the good life in the USA. But with religion enough is never enough. They have to rule the roost and force the rest of us to treat them with respect.

    I see our new world heavyweight champion is a devout Christian.

  9. christine myers says:

    Bigwig Lord Ahmed of Rotherham the former fish and chip owner
    flourished in the Labour Party under Tony Blair.

    The people of Rotherham are not bothered about him or his religion.

  10. YCFU says:

    Instead of staring a bus ad campaign to tell non-Muslims what they should think, why not start a bus ad campaign to condemn what radical Islamists are doing to non-Muslims all over the world?

  11. L.Long says:

    ALL DOGMA is evil!!!! Like xtians there are those that follow their book o’BS and those will delusional excuses, and isLame is no different. The so called extremist are those that follow their books o’BS and those that deny the “facts’ of their BS.

  12. John the Drunkard says:

    Thanks YCFU.

    While it is good to know that SOME Muslim groups have been forced to integrate into the world community without attempting to conquer it, the bulk of Muslims are still subject to religious commandments to conquer, enslave, behead, rape etc. etc.

    The Ahmadi message is all very nice. But to display it anywhere that MUSLIMS need to be conned into the ‘religion of peace’ notion would be suicide.

  13. Robster says:

    They’re all following the same fake fairy and dodgy deity. Why can’t they just get on?

  14. John Humpf says:

    In WW2 we waited for the enemy forces, poised in France, to invade by crossing the channel.

    Today the enemy is already among us stealthily breeding, festering, parasitising, planning and waiting for the signal to strike out. The enemy is in plain view and we know what their intention is. Maybe its your neighbour waiting to gun down several hundreds of innocent people with as little restraint as a 60 a day smoker stubs out a fag end.

    I am sorry but I have to say that the way things are now that I cannot trust any muslim because I see no demonstration condemning islamic terrorism and violence. All I see is overt petulance whenever islam is criticised.

  15. Angela_K says:

    John Humpf. It isn’t only Muslims that cannot be trusted. How can one possibly trust Catholics, Christians, Jews, Scientologists and all the other cults who hold bizarre beliefs and are deluded or lie to themselves.

    The is a welcome gesture from the Ahmadis – if genuine but sadly I see a Monty Python type Judian People’s Front scenario.

  16. Angela_K says:

    Oooops! Should be Judean.

  17. John Humpf says:

    Angela K –
    I don’t think anyone from the congregation of the village church is about to don a suicide jacket and lay waste to the regulars in the pub with an AK47.

    Islamists are the ones who will gun you down in the street with less restraint than a 60 a day smoker stubs out a fag end.

    When a christian or a jew walks into the bar of my local pub I don’t give a damn either way.
    If a scientoligist walked into the bar then I would move into the lounge.
    In the unlikely event that a Muslim with a beard and a stupid beanie hat walked in then I am out of there quick via the closest emergency exit.

  18. 1859 says:

    @Angela K: Sometimes I think it is too convenient, too easy for us to blame islam for all that islam does. It leads to a ‘them’ and ‘us’ divide. Sure the murderous attacks by the extremists are to be condemned – but don’t forget, there is an extremist in each one of us. I think given the right, provocative circumstances even atheists could be persuaded to run around blowing peoples’ heads off. These ISIS jihadis were once someone’s sweet angelic son and daughter who should have learnt football, scrabble and read Harry Potter. But instead they were poisoned by the adults around them. They became jihadi fighters like some unrecognisable monsters. These same once-sweet children now committ these outrageous acts of violence because they believe in religious vengeance, they believe they are doing the ‘right’ thing, they have swallowed wholesale the bullshit of their particular brand of islam. But it is a dangerous, narrow-minded mistake to see them – and all muslims – as evil. We are all capable of evil things- committing atrocities is a very unique human past-time – and we in the so-called ‘civilised’ west are no exception to this. If a muslim walked into my local pub wearing a beard and a funny hat, before he had a chance to blow me up, I would probably buy him a tomato juice and say ‘welcome’. Stupid though this might sound to some, but when was the last time you actively tried to befriend a muslim? How many muslim friends do you have? Shared a meal? Invited them into your home? Gone with them to their mosque? Talked to them?

  19. Maggie says:

    “Moderate” Muslims and “extremist” Muslims all believe in the same book. Some act on the teachings, some do not. Which ones are classed as “real Muslims? The ones who do act on the teachings (extremists), or the ones who don’t (moderates)?

  20. Rob Andrews says:

    @1859:

    It would be hard for me to befriend any Muslim. When I know how much they hate gay people. That’s moderate or not.

  21. 1859 says:

    @Rob Andrews: Then you need to find a gay Muslim – before he’s thrown from the top of a skyscraper.