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Ahmadis panic over ‘hit list’


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Ahmadis panic over ‘hit list’

  1. 1. Ahmadis panic over ‘hit list’<br /><br />
  2. 2. Terrified Ahmadis are seeking government protection after an extremist group circulated pamphlets branding them “fit to be killed.”<br />
  3. 3. The All Pakistan Students Khatam-e-Nabuwat Federation recently handed the pamphlets out in public areas in Faisalabad in Punjab province, <br />
  4. 4. inciting people to kill members of the minority Muslim sect, who believe Muhammad was not the last prophet.<br />
  5. 5. The pamphlets also included a hit-list containing the names of 32 businessmen, teachers and doctors along with their addresses.<br />
  6. 6. Law enforcement agencies say it’s a joint campaign by different terrorist organizations.<br />
  7. 7. “We need to identify these people among us who are bewitching us; their punishment is death<br />
  8. 8. . Killing them in an open market is jihad and virtuous. So awaken your conscience … and achieve the status of martyrdom,” the pamphlets read.<br />
  9. 9. Concerned Ahmadis have met with police commissioner and other officials to present them with the list and demand protection.<br />
  10. 10. “Fatwas declaring us Wajibulqatal [fit to be killed] have been issued in the past but this is a direct threat. The targeted people are in dire danger,” said Saleem-ud-din, an Ahmadi spokesperson.<br />
  11. 11. He said security forces need to do more to help threatened minorities.<br />
  12. 12. “Our guards captured a suicide attacker in April outside a worship place in Lahore but police later freed him due to political pressure from hardliners,” he said adding that three Ahmadi businessmen were murdered in Faisalabad last year.<br />
  13. 13. The Asian Human Rights Commission also urged the government to prevent more Ahmadi killings in a statement on June 11.<br />
  14. 14. “Once the killings start it will be too late and the government will not be able to use the excuse that they had no time to prepare. <br />
  15. 15. Action must be taken against any person or group openly declaring their nefarious designs of mass killings,” it stated.<br />
  16. 16. According to its 2010 Ahmadi persecution report● 202 Ahmadis were killed for their faith<br />
  17. 17. ●234 suffered violent attacks●22 places of worship were destroyed (These exclude 28 sealed, 15 unlawfully seized)<br />
  18. 18. ●29 dead bodies were exhumed from common graveyards●51 families were denied burial<br />
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