* The heavily proselytizing Ahmadiyya sect is seen as heretic since they don’t subscribe to violent jihad.
Berlin Ahmadiyya Mosque
* Or so they say…at least their preposterous slogan “Love for All, Hatred for None” seems to work in their favor. But unfortunately for them, there is no LOVE in the Koran.
In Pakistan the Ahmadis are forced on all official documents to identify themselves as non-Muslims.
In sub-Saharan Africa, Ahmadiyya members have been successful proselytizers. Their slightly more relaxed brand, or version, of Islam possibly holds greater initial appeal for some non-Muslims. However, once those conversions have been made, the Saudis come in, with their money, for grander mosques, and the ability to pay imams large sums, and begin to take over the territory that the Ahmadis had, in a sense, first explored and “cleared” for Islam.
Hundreds of protesters chanting “Kill, kill” set fire Monday to an Indonesian mosque belonging to a Muslim sect they claim is heretical, police said.
A policeman was wounded in the head when the crowd stoned the mosque in West Java province before setting it ablaze, said police spokesman Col. Dade Ahmad. Several suspects were taken in for questioning.
The attack was the latest targeting the Ahmadiyah sect in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Most mainstream Muslims consider Ahmadiyah heretical because it does not consider Muhammad to be the final prophet. The sect was founded at the end of the 19th century in Pakistan.
Last week, a team of prosecutors, religious scholars and government officials said the sect “had deviated from Islamic principles” and recommended it be outlawed. There have been several acts of vandalism targeting Ahmadiyah since then.
About 300 people torched the mosque and destroyed an Islamic school building inside the Ahmadiyah compound in Sukabumi town just after midnight. Many sect members have since fled the area, seeking refuge with friends and relatives.
“We heard the attackers chanting ‘Burn, burn’ and ‘Kill, kill,'” said Zaki Firdaus, one of the sect’s members. “It was horrifying.”..
Sharia and the caliphate concept for a better Indonesia
* Muhammedan grievance theater ten-thousand miles away from the Middle East:
By Muhammad Ismail Yusanto, Jakarta
With regard to the accusation of instigating hatred, one must see the object of the hatred itself. As a political party, HT has vehemently opposed Israeli occupation in Palestine and the American brutal invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. One must ask again, is it wrong to hate those clear oppressions?
Prijosusilo seemed oblivious to the reason why HT has expressed certain opinions, conveniently accusing HT of merely spreading wholesale hatred against America and its western allies. Prijosusilo must know that HT has maintained consistent opposition against capitalism.
Furthermore, hatred against American capitalist policies has become commonplace in different parts of the world as shown by massive demonstrations against capitalism and the “war on terror”.
One must also be clear that HT resisted the formation of the Israeli state at the expense of the Palestinian people. Furthermore, Islam has never been interested in purging Palestine from its Jewish or Christian inhabitants. Therefore, anti-Semitic accusation is misplaced, since the Islamic mission is ultimately providing justice to humanity.