Thursday, October 30, 2014

Australia: Elder Brother mourns sibling lost in Pakistan faith-based target killing

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Alam Mahmood Butt, who fled Pakistan where the Ahmadiyya faith is outlawed for the City of Casey in 2012, said he was devastated to learn of his sibling’s death.

Ahmadi Muslim Mahmood Alam Butt is grieving the loss of his younger brother
Latif Alam Butt, who was shot dead in Pakistan this month.
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By Lachlan Moorland | October 30, 2014

A Narre Warren-based Ahmadiyya Muslim has expressed his agony after learning of the fatal shooting of his younger brother in Pakistan this month.

Latif Alam Butt, 62, was shot dead by unknown assailants on 15 October near his home in Kamra, Pakistan, in what is believed to be another targeted attack on a person of the minority Ahmadi faith.

His elder brother Alam Mahmood Butt, who fled Pakistan where the Ahmadiyya faith is outlawed for the City of Casey in 2012, said he was devastated to learn of his sibling’s death.

He said his brother, a retiree from the Pakistan Air Force, was understood to be walking with his son when he was fatally shot.

Ghana: Veep asks Ahmadiyya Mission's continuous support for govt to build nation

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Mr Amissah-Arthur assured Maulvi Bin Salih of the government’s support and cooperation to achieve the vision which he had set for himself.

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By Graphic Online | October 29, 2014

The Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has urged the leadership of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana to continue to lend support to the government’s effort towards nation building.

He sought prayers from the mission for the government in the face of the economic difficulties and stressed the need for Ghanaians belonging to other religious faiths to join hands in the quest to move the nation forward.

Mr Amissah-Arthur made the request yesterday when he visited the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Accra to congratulate the new Ameer and Missionary in charge of the mission, Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih, on his confirmation as the leader of the mission.

Perspective: Murder in the name of Islam

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Our prayers are with his friends and family. Unfortunately, many individuals don’t realize that there is absolutely no room for violence in Islam.

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By Asimah Mahmood | October 29, 2014

The events that took place on Oct. 22, on Parliament Hill are another example of why we must educate the world about the true Islam in order to eliminate terrorism all together.

 Unfortunately, we see the loss of innocent human lives happening daily by people who claim to be Muslim. However, these Muslims are unable to practice some of the most powerful commandments of Islam.

The Qur’an promotes peace. The Holy Prophet promoted peace. Hence, murder in the name of Islam is the complete opposite of what we Muslims have been taught. This is why, in order to see the beauty of Islam, we mustn't rely on people and media alone.

UK: Cameron appalled at blasphemy convicts treatment in Pakistan

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The British premier has described the treatment of Mohammad Asghar, currently on death row after being found guilty of blasphemy, as “appalling”.

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By Agencies | October 29, 2014

During a telephonic conversation, British Prime Minister David Cameron has pressed his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif over the case of a “mentally ill” Scottish man who was shot in a maximum security prison.

The British authorities want Asghar, from Edinburgh, to be returned to Britain.

The British premier has described the treatment of Mohammad Asghar, currently on death row after being found guilty of blasphemy, as “appalling”.

Asghar, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, was sentenced to death in January after he wrote a number of letters in which he claimed to be the Prophet (PBUH).

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

USA: Speakers will discuss ‘True Islamic State’ at Wilson College

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Khalid is an Islamic scholar and former president of Hadee Mosque in Harrisburg who is currently president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Central Pennsylvania.

Akram Khalid, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Central
Pennsylvania, stands by a mural at Hadee Mosque.
(Photo: Mary Klaus/The Patriot-News)
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By The Record Herald | October 29, 2014

CHAMBERSBURG-- Two speakers will address the topic “The True Islamic State: What ISIS, the Taliban, Al-Qaida and Boko Haram Got All Wrong” on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Wilson College. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. in Laird Hall’s Patterson Lounge.

Speakers Akram Khalid and Maidah Khalid-Janney will discuss how the beliefs of the Muslim faith differ from the ideology espoused by terror organizations such as ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), Al-Qaida and Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Khalid is an Islamic scholar and former president of Hadee Mosque in Harrisburg who is currently president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Central Pennsylvania. He is also active in an organization called Muslims for Peace.

Canada: Solidarity rally to be held at Lloydminster City Hall

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"We don’t want any hate coming up in our society, we are living in a very good community and a beautiful country, and these kinds of things are not supposed to happen here."

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By James Wood | October 29, 2014

A rally for solidarity is being planned for City Hall this coming Sunday.

The rally is being put together by the Ahmadiyya Muslim congregation in Lloydminster, in response to the attacks that took place in Ottawa last week. The congregation is hoping to attract members of the public no matter their religious affiliation, and to send a message of support and unity from the Islamic community in Lloydminster to the rest of the city.

 “We want to come out and do something to educate our own people, and other people to condemn these kinds of attacks on anyone, especially on our soldiers who are working day and night for our safety,” said Muzaffar Ahmed, secretary of external affairs for the congregation.

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