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Ahmadi Man Arrested for Alleged Blasphemy

by AFP
Ahmad Gharabli—AFP

Ahmad Gharabli—AFP

Tahir Ahmed taken into custody over claims that he ‘roughed up’ a child and threw a copy of the Quran on the ground.

A member of Pakistan’s minority Ahmadi community was arrested for allegedly desecrating a Quran in southern Pakistan, police said Tuesday, the latest invocation of the country’s controversial blasphemy laws.

Tahir Ahmed was arrested Monday night in the town of Tando Allahyar, 240 kilometers northeast of Karachi, after a mob overran his residence and an Ahmadi mosque on its ground floor following the allegation.

Ahmed, who is in his forties, was said to have “roughed up” a child and thrown a copy of the Quran he was carrying, senior police officer Javed Baloch said. “We are investigating the matter,” he added.

Ahmadis were declared non-Muslims by the Pakistani government in 1974 and now suffer discrimination and violent attacks.

Sanaullah Abbassi, another senior police officer, confirmed the incident, adding: “The area remains tense and we are trying to pacify the people.” Police said local religious activists took to the streets to protest after the incident.

“The court has granted us custody of Tahir Ahmed for two weeks,” Baloch added.

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Billo Mahmoof April 2, 2014 - 9:38 am

I don’t believe that any sane person would do something as foolish knowing the mad reaction of our crowds! If investigated honestly without fear it will be a personal enemity or property dispute. Why have we given this power to the greedy people to misuse the law?

Peace lover April 5, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Ahmadis are know to be the main source of instigating trouble in Pakistan. Since they have been declared as non-muslims and rightly so, they have expanded their hate propaganda against Pakistan and Muslims to the West. In USA, UK, and Canada they are spreading all kinds of hatred against Pakistan and Muslims in general. Ahmadiyyat is an evil mafia cult that thrives on chanda money of gullible people trapped in this cult. It has nothing to do with Islam.

M.Ahmad April 8, 2014 - 12:11 pm

#peacelover, what kind of peace lover are you? look at the hatred in your post! can you quote one example of Ahmadis spreading hate against Pakistan,Muslims or Islam,? Don’t you have any fear of Allah Almighty?

Zarif Ahmad June 4, 2014 - 1:55 am

Shame on you, what kind of peace lover you are. If I name you dog will you start barking. Ahmadies are not doing any dis service to Islam nor to Pakistan. They are raising their voices against the atrocities you people are committing in the Name of Islam and its Holy Founder, who has always been Rehmatul-lilaalameen. Ahmadies are to safeguard his Honor through out the world.
Alaisallho be-ahkamul-Hakemeen, Is not Allah the best of Judge. His judgement is closer
Zarif Ahmad

Jaggy April 6, 2014 - 3:04 am

if the blashphemy law, keeps getting misused- it will lose its credability, completely.
i feel bad for the right minded Pakistani’s whose nation has been hijacked by these mullahs. poor Jinnah, all his dreams-shattered.

maha May 28, 2014 - 12:05 am

peace lover is actually spreading true Islamic teachings……i think the people like you are a real curse on society.we are the only people who are having and showing patience in Pakistan.we never use such abusing language like yours.we never even shows hatred for the people who are killing our people mercilessly because we know that God will fight for us and God is with us.


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