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April 21st, 2017

Pakistan newspaper headline: “Mardan university student lynched by mob over alleged blasphemy: police”

At this link to the Pakistan newspaper Dawn you can read more details of this ghastly incident:

"A 23-year-old student of Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan was killed and another seriously injured by a vigilante mob for allegedly "publishing blasphemous content online", local police said Thursday."

It appears he was not an Ahmadi, although he was accused of being one.

Recently, anti-Ahmadiyya zealots have been saying that attacks on Ahmadis in Pakistan are entirely the fault of Ahmadis themselves, because they provoke the innocent Muslims of Pakistan by their preaching. So what about such incidents, where a person who is not an Ahmadi is killed by a mob for publishing "blasphemous" content? Using the same argument, this would be entirely the fault of this student for causing provocation by his online comments, and therefore the mob was justified in killing him!

In fact, the anti-Ahmadiyya zealots and obsessives might call this killing as the fault of Ahmadis. They will say that, since Ahmadis exist, it means there is room for someone to be wrongly identified as an Ahmadi, and to be wrongly killed! The killers are justified as long as they truly and genuinely believe that the person they are killing is an Ahmadi.

It can be imagined that the anti-Ahmadiyya activists will now be saying that if all Ahmadis are eliminated, which might involve also killing many non-Ahmadis by mistake, then no longer will any person be mistakenly thought to be an Ahmadi! A further benefit would be that those non-Ahmadis killed by mistake would acquire the status of shaheed!

One Response to “Pakistan newspaper headline: “Mardan university student lynched by mob over alleged blasphemy: police””

  1. Reminds me of Hamza Yusuf's comment:

    “Many modern Muslims are probably unfamiliar with the great loss of life this particular fitna caused in the past. In 1953, Pakistan was shaken by protests aimed at removing the Qadiani minister, Zafar Allah Khan. The protests succeeded, but over ten thousand Pakistanis lost their lives in the process.”

    It appears that he has removed that particular paragraph from his statement on Lahoris. The original can still be found, cut and pasted, on Shiachat.

    Dr. Aziz' response to that statement has to be one of the greatest rebuttals of anything I have ever read on the internet.


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