There is a huge controversy bubbling around Fiona O’Leary and Ahmadiyya, read about it here:
I have written about Ahmadiyya and their connections to Scientology in the past.
I want to talk about their involvement with the Pseudoscientific ‘treatment’ Homeopathy.
I have spoken with Irish Ahmadiyya spokespersons about this worrying issue but they seem to support this quackery and have even made statements saying that Homeopathy can cure conditions.
This promotion of quackery is dangerous and is hurting vulnerable people, it is causing unnecessary deaths, read more about this here and here.
I challenged this religious group and asked reasonable questions about their connections to Scientology and their endorsement of quackery.
I spoke to Rebeeb Mirza from the Ahmadiyya Dublin Mosque, I also spoke to Ibrahim Noonan from the Galway Mosque.
Rebeeb has been attending seminars run by Scientology spokespersons and even attended the grand opening of the new Scientology centre at Firhouse Dublin on October 14th.
See Rebeeb with Irish Scientologist Kieron Swords at a Scientology event last April below.
See Rebeeb coming out of the new Scientology centre at Firhouse Dublin below.
Rebeeb admitted to attending the opening of the new Scientology centre at Firhouse Dublin and admitted to covering his face with a folder when he was spotted leaving their building on October 14th.
Rebeeb said he would address my concerns regarding Ahmadiyya and Scientology.
However Rebeeb did not address my concerns but instead contacted his colleague Ibrahim Noonan, see Noonan below.
Noonan spoke to me on the telephone a few times.
Noonan was at first denying any connections to Scientology and told me he would seek advice from Ahmadiyya leader Mirza Masroor Ahmad, see Mirza below.
We know that Ahmadiyya have been meeting with Scientology representatives in other Countries also.
Last March Ahmadiyya women visited the home of L. Ron Hubbard, read about this meeting here.
Scientology have also made comments about their relationship with Islam, see below.
The previous leader of Ahmadiyya Mirza Tahir Ahmad was a Homeopath and claimed that Homeopathy was a miracle treatment for many conditions.
He penned a book called ‘Like Cures Like’ He made bogus claims and even claimed that Homeopathy could save his followers from a Nuclear fallout.
These claims are insane and potentially put peoples lives at risk.
I discovered that Ahmadiyya are knee deep in this quackery and found Ahmadiyya Facebook groups making bogus claims also.
See some screenshots of this dangerous quackery below.
Ahmadiyya are claiming to CURE Epilepsy and other serious conditions with these bogus sugar pills.
They are misleading vulnerable people and putting their lives at risk.
Epilepsy is a serious condition which needs professional care, without proper medication people with this SERIOUS condition could die!
I messaged the Ahmadiyya Homeopathy Facebook page asking them about ‘treating’ Autism, they said Homepathy has a 25% success rate for Autism.
However they were not able to provide any evidence for these bold claims.
See our conversation below.
Noonan never got back to me regarding his chat with his leader.
During my time of speaking with Noonan I started to receive threatening messages on social media, I was called a racist and a bigot by his supporters.
Noonan himself made ridiculous comments and threatened me with legal action.
See some of his comments below.
Some of Noonans messages were sent to me in the early hours of the morning.
Noonan does not like to be challenged on such important matters, he thinks his religious group should not be questioned regarding their dangerous promotion of quackery.
Noonan then used the ‘religious card’ against me.
Instead of dealing with this important issue he chose to threaten me with police and lawyers.
I was astonished to see such immature behaviour from the Ahmadiyya representative for Ireland.
I told him I did not appreciate his threats and he assured me that he was not going to go to the police.
This is what happened when I asked him reasonable questions about quackery and Scientology.
Noonan also reached out to my husband asking him to deal with me.
I was going to write a blog about this at the time but my campaign work took me in other directions.
However I recently discovered that Noonan did in fact contact the police about me.
I spoke to a police woman in Galway about this recently.
Noonan decided to make a complaint against me.
He reported me because I spoke out against Ahmadiyyas endorsement of pseudoscience.
I want people to know about this as I think it is important.
Just because you are part of a religious group does not mean you should be allowed to use that status to silence others, neither should you think you are protected from addressing serious valid concerns from members of the public.
Ahmadiyya scream for respect yet their spokespersons threaten, intimidate and try to silence Mothers of Autistic children. Mothers who are campaigning to protect vulnerable people from quacks and cults!
Plus the most important issue here is that this Ahmadiyya spokesperson LIED to me.
Noonan assured me that he was not contacting the police but he did.
I thought religious groups were all about speaking the truth?
I asked Noonan about Ahmadiyya and Homeopathy, I really thought he would support science and speak out against this quackery.
Noonan sadly supports this quackery and claimed Homeopathy had cured conditions also.
See Noonans text message below.
To summarise I feel that Ahmadiyya believe they are permitted to dance around serious subjects like the ones I am highlighting here.
They scream harassment and bigotry when asked reasonable questions.
They intimidate and threaten activists who are only seeking to protect the vulnerable in our communities from quacks and cults like Scientology.
I will not be silenced, censored or threatened.
I am a free woman with a voice and I will use my voice to achieve justice.