The article is quite difficult to follow, with all the complicated interaction between Pakistani Muslims of different brands. Suffice to mention that Pakistan is where the initial enmity stems from. As for the moment:
Hardline Islamists in Britain have been distributing leaflets calling for the murder of Ahmadi Muslims in Kingston-upon-Thames whilst mosques have been vandalised in Newham and Crawley.I guess that wrecking a mosque or two is only the initial step in the master plan. The imams' attitude toward the sect is quite no-nonsense, I would say:
When a caller named Asim asked for a scholar to explain whether Ahmadis were legitimate Muslims the imam replied: "Since the time of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) the Sahiba [knowledgeable scholars] have confirmed that anyone who believes in a prophet after the Holy Prophet is a kafir [unbeliever], murtad [apostate] and Wajib-ul Qatal [liable for death]."This is the essence of high learning freely transmitted over Muslim channels in the motherland of the free speech. So what do the beleaguered British authorities do about it?
This week Ofcom criticised [sic!] the Ummah Channel for a string of three programmes broadcast shortly before and after the Lahore massacre in which clerics and callers alike said Ahmadis should be killed.And:
Police in Kingston-upon-Thames have opened a hate crime investigation earlier this summer when an Ahmadi woman was handed a leaflet by a man which stated: "Kill [an Ahmadi] and the doors to heaven will be open for you."Yeah, I bet that the inciters of violence are shaking in their boots seeing such a forceful response. What they are doing besides shaking is muddying the water in their usual fashion: to start with, blaming the victim.
Imam Suhail Bawa, a leading Khatme Nubbawat preacher, told worshippers: "This will become apparent very soon to you all that Qadiani [a derogatory term for Ahmadis] themselves are behind this whole conspiracy. [They] are responsible for whatever has happened in Lahore. This is all Qadiani conspiracy. They now come to television programs to try to "falsely" demonstrate their victimisation."Does it sound familiar from other parts of the globe? When this crude and stupid attempt fails, there is the old faithful line - blame the translation:
"The words 'apostates' and 'infidels' are understood differently in English than in their Islamic theological sense, especially within the Urdu-speaking Muslims..."Yes, sure - now pull another one, padre.
And this is the way it goes...