Monday, October 20, 2014

Perspective: My father was an Ahmadi serving the Pakistan Air Force

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Every year on September 7th, PAF pilots show their stunts with fighter jets and bigoted Mullahs show their stunts of spewing venom against Ahmadis.

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By Ayesha Noor | October 20, 2014

On October 14, 62-year-old Mr Latif Alam Butt, an Ahmadi retired Pakistan Air Force (PAF) serviceman was gunned down at Kamra Air base, Attock District. He was shot due to his religious beliefs. My father was also an Ahmadi and a retired PAF serviceman, who also happened to die at the age of 62. But my father was not killed, only marginalised, for his religious beliefs. But he and Mr Butt share more than meets the eye.

In 1965, when Mr Butt was only 13-years-old, my parents, newly married at the time, were making plans to start their married life at my father’s post in Risalpur, Pakistan. While my mother anxiously awaited her husband, Pakistani and Indian forces came face to face at the border. Without thinking twice about his young wife and their plans, my father headed to Sargodha where the PAF played a vital role in defending Pakistan from Indian forces. To honour PAF’s spectacular performance at Sargodha base, September 7th was declared as PAF Day.

Ghana: Ahmadiyya Ameer calls for discipline & cooperation to build progressive society

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The new Leader, Maulvi Alhaji Ibin Salih who until his appointment was a leading member of the Mission and also not a stranger according to some top members of the Mission in the Region.

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By GBC | October 20, 2014

The Ameer and Missionary in Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana, Maulvi Alhaji Mohammed Bin-Salih has called for greater discipline and cooperation among Ghanaians particularly the Ahmadis to build a progressive society.

According to him without discipline, it is difficult for any community to succeed in its transformation process.

Alhaji Ibin-Salih was addressing members of the Ahmadiyya community at its central Mosque at Asafo as part of his maiden visit to the region. Maulvi Alhaji Bin-Salih succeeded the late Maulvi Wahab Adams who passed on about three months ago.

The new Missionary was born in Wa in the Upper West Regional Capital and trained as a Professional teacher before pursuing further education in Arabic in Pakistan.

Pakistan: Blasphemy case registered against 14 ASWJ leaders

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A senior police officer confirmed that the case has been registered against the religious party leadership under Section 295-A and Sections 3 and 4 of the Amplifier and Loudspeaker Act.

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By Staff Report | October 20, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The capital police have registered a blasphemy case against the leadership of the Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) for allegedly making hate speeches at a conference.

The Aabpara police have registered an FIR under section 295-A (blasphemy) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against the ASWJ leadership for “spreading sectarian hatred” during their speeches at a conference held on the death anniversary of Maulana Azam Tariq on Friday.

The police have nominated a total of 14 activists in the FIR, alleging that the speakers misused loudspeakers made inflammatory speeches spreading hatred during the conference.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pakistan: Undertrial prisoner arrested for blasphemy killed in Lahore jail

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Muhammad Salim, 50, a resident of Lahore, was arrested in 2013 and was facing a trial on charges of committing blasphemy. Blasphemy is liable to death in Pakistan.

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By PTI | October 19, 2014

Lahore: A prisoner facing charges under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law has been allegedly tortured to death by his inmates in a jail here.

Muhammad Salim, 50, a resident of Lahore, was arrested in 2013 and was facing a trial on charges of committing blasphemy. Blasphemy is liable to death in Pakistan.

Zubair Ahmed, a relative of Salim, told PTI that last Friday three prisoners had heated arguments with Salim over the charges being faced by him.

"The arguments led to a quarrel between them. They punched him (Salim) severely and as a result he fell unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he died," Ahmed said.

India: 3-day National Sports Tournament inaugurated at Ahmadiyya Ground Qadian

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Players from nearly 25 states were represented in the March Past in a colorful ceremony. 

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By Ch. Maqbool Ahmad | October 19, 2014

A three-days National Sports Tournament inaugural ceremony was held here in Qadian yesterday.

India national flag was hoisted by Mr. Shuaib Ahmad, President Sports Committee and Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya, Qadian. The National Anthem of India was played. All the guests and players stood up in respect of the National Anthem.

Players from nearly 25 states were represented in the March Past in a colorful ceremony.

In his address to the players, Mr. Shuaib Ahmad advised that they should play in the spirit of sports and discipline.

After a silent prayers sports activities begun in the Ahmadiyya Ground.

Israeli: Citizens fighting for Islamic State is a small yet worrying trend

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He crossed the border to Jordan and from there to Syria. His purpose was to join groups fighting the Assad regime, including Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

Yakoub Nasrallah and his wife Nahla. Photo by David Bachar / Haaretz
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By Jack Khoury | Oct. 18, 2014

While their families shun exposure, the phenomenon has sparked debate throughout Arab society in Israel.

For six months Yakoub Nasrallah and his wife Nahla have been sitting helplessly in their house on the outskirts of the Israeli Arab town of Kalansua. Their eldest son, 19-year-old Yussef, left home suddenly one day, without prior notice. He crossed the border to Jordan and from there to Syria. His purpose was to join groups fighting the Assad regime, including Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

Whereas some Israeli citizens have blended into these organizations, a few of them dying in battles in Syria, Nasrallah, according to information his family has, is alive and being held by Assad’s security forces. Beyond that his parents have no information on his condition or what awaits him.

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