Ahmadiyya leadership has fueled lots of turmoil in Pakistan, since its creation. In 2017, they are still doing the same thing. A famous Ex-Ahmadi has covered the entire controversy here:
Another generation educated on why Ahmadis are not Muslim.
Simple Idea #1 : The government apologized for a ‘clerical error’ and rectified things. If you doubt that it was an error, you have a
credibility gap between yourselves. Either sue them for lying, or do not vote for them again. Simple.
Simple Idea #2: Qadiani Ahmadi leadership spending millions lobbying the U.S. government to pressure Pakistan to change its laws and to make a case for their refugee business. They could spend these millions doing research into their founders’ books and work out a viable theology among themselves, instead of naming as ‘extremist and misguided’ the rest of the sane rational world.
It is Monday morning in Pakistan, sane heads have prevailed and things will be more or less back to normal.
For those of my friends living in the ‘democratic’ U.S. and worried about Pakistan, please do not worry — you have bigger problems with democracy. What happened in Pakistan is beautiful democracy at work for a nation at a different point in its evolutionary curve: ideas, however misguided, speaking out and being given enough room to speak out. The army refusing to intervene and sane heads finally prevailing.
Qadiani Ahmadis have always happily dug a political hole for themselves. Why? The Qadiani leadership is a FAMILY BUSINESS that siphons the money of poor Ahmadis to the leadership’s offshore accounts. Qadianism is not a rational ideology.
Nawaz Sharif wanted chaos as the status quo has him going to jail. So, for his narrow personal gain, someone advised him how this issue can be raised like fire. Nawaz tried this with ‘clerical errors’ by parliamentary clerks and then his son-in-law Captain Safdar’s speech. Some opportunistic foul-mouthed religious businessmen took the bait and almost gave Nawaz what he wanted — a military coup to make him the victim. They offered to become the genie that came out of the lamp that Nawaz was rubbing, but there was no putting the genie back.
Keep in mind that the ‘protests’ in Punjab were carried out by PML-N workers, who are asking for the resignation of their own government, and will vote for PML-N later this year. Keep in mind that protests are brought down by slowly and methodically denying food, water and sanitation and isolating inbound and outbound routes. Riot Control 101 that was not practiced by a practiced police force.
On the other hand, this episode of education of the Pakistani public has been triggered by the Qadiani leadership and their full-time lobbying agents in the US: Amjad Khan, Qasim Rashid and a doctor in Boston. Their expenditure on lobbying the US government and on the English media in Pakistan goes into the millions of dollars. Their planted stories in the Pakistani English media and some unwitting Western media require lobotomies to understand — very similar to the illogical cult-speak they use internally among themselves.
Their leaders’ political blunders in 1974 and 1984 have brought them to this point and trying to change political reality will inevitably lead to periodic spasms of this type of behaviour where a bribed or pressured government will try to do something against the law and then another generation will be educated on why the Ahmadis are not Muslims. Ahmadis are well-advised to lessen their isolationist rhetoric, treat Pakistani laws with dignity and respect as they do elsewhere, stop proselytizing until they can use terminology that does not infringe upon the rights of others. So simple a method, yet so unreachable as the cult is ‘right’ and the world is ‘wrong’. One cannot argue with such true believers or knock sense into them.
What should you do: treat Ahmadis in Pakistan with respect and dignity, give them their full human rights and go out of your way to make them comfortable. They are victims of a cult that steals their minds, their money and their safety from them for ‘their own good’. In a way, they are not very dissimilar from the ‘patwari’ followers of Nawaz Sharif who justify his theft of public resources in outlandish cult-like justifications.
I end with this quote from Thomas Jefferson: “I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man”