Wednesday, June 22, 2016

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Official Statement on Ahmadi Murder in Karachi, Pakistan


This failure to uphold the law has only served to embolden extremists in carrying out further attacks. 

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
By Staff Report | June 21, 2016

The Press Office of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the UK issued the following statement in reaction to the target-killing of a reputable Ahmadi doctor in Karachi, Pakistan:
"Extremists martyr Ahmadi Muslim man
"Religious extremists have murdered an Ahmadi Muslim in Karachi, Pakistan. 
"Alternative medicine practitioner, Chaudhry Khaliq Ahmad, was tending to patients at his clinic when he was shot and martyred by unknown assailants on Monday.

"During the unprovoked faith-based sectarian attack, Mr Ahmad was struck by multiple bullets, including two wounds to his head, and passed away en route to hospital. 
"The attack comes just weeks after a similar murder in the same neighbourhood of another Ahmadi Muslim man, Daud Ahmad. Faith-based killings of Ahmadi Muslims in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan have become increasingly common in recent years. 
"Mr Ahmad was a well regarded member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and held no enmity towards anyone."
In Pakistan, a statement by Mr Salim-ud Din at the press desk of Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya said the following:

"I am shocked and saddened at the news of Chaudhry Khaliq Ahmad’s murder. Words cannot describe the sorrow felt not only by myself, but all Ahmadis in Pakistan and throughout the world on account of this heinous act.
"It seems that there is no respite for Ahmadis even in the holy month of Ramadan. Only recently on May 25, another Ahmadi, Mr Daud Ahmad, was killed in a similarly targeted attack in Karachi. It appears that Ahmadis are being targeted in a clear and methodical way. 
"The authorities need to act quickly to put an end to these indiscriminate murders. As of right now Karachi’s Ahmadis are in a state of extreme vulnerability. The government must work to ensure their safety. Ever since the promulgation of anti-Ahmadi laws in 1984, 31 Ahmadis have been killed for their faith in Karachi and not a single perpetrator has been brought to justice for these crimes.  This failure to uphold the law has only served to embolden extremists in carrying out further attacks. 
"I call on the authorities to apprehend Dr Khaliq Ahmad’s killers as quickly as possible and send out a clear message that attacks such as this will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in the harshest terms."




-- UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Statement on Ahmadi Murder in Karachi, Pakistan


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