Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ahmadi Leader Warns Geert Wilders

Geert WildersGeert Wilders may have won his court case in Amsterdam, but the threats — ahem, I mean “warnings” — against him haven’t stopped.

The Ahmadis comprise a small Islamic sect that is considered heretical by mainstream Sunnis and Shi’ites, and is frequently persecuted in countries with a Muslim majority. On one issue, however, all three Islamic groups are in agreement: Geert Wilders is a very, very bad dude.

The Ahmadi umbrella organization Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat — headquartered in London, where else? — reports in a press release that its leader, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, issued a warning to Geert Wilders during Mr. Ahmad’s visit to the Netherlands:

World muslim leader sends warning to dutch [sic] politician Geert Wilders

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad also praises Queen Beatrix

Ahmadiyya logoDuring a recent visit to Holland, the world Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, issued a stark warning to Geert Wilders, the far-right Dutch politician. He warned Wilders that if he continued to defame Islam and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) then he and other like-minded individuals would be humiliated by God Almighty.

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said that Wilders had exceeded all limits of falsehood and hatred in his opposition towards Islam. He said Wilders was motivated solely by a desire to further his own political ambitions and so the time had come to warn him about the consequences of his actions. He said that irrespective of whether Wilders gained further political capital in the short term, ultimately his antics would lead only towards abject failure and humiliation.

Addressing Wilders directly, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“Listen carefully — You, your party and every other person like you will ultimately be destroyed. But the religion of Islam and the message of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) will remain forever. No worldly power, no matter how powerful and no matter how much hatred they bear towards Islam, will ever succeed in erasing our religion.”

Mr. Ahmad was careful to emphasize that he was not predicting or advocating any violence against Mr. Wilders:
His Holiness explained that the destruction of such individuals would be achieved through prayer alone and not by any worldly means. He said:

“Always remember, that we can achieve nothing without prayer. We have no worldly power, nor will we ever use any worldly force. But the prayers of people whose hearts have been grieved are enough to shake the Heavens.”

He also singled out Queen Beatrix for special praise, based on her record of multicultural tolerance and inclusiveness:

During his visit, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, also took the opportunity to praise the efforts of Queen Beatrix towards promoting inclusiveness and equality.

Speaking about her efforts, His Holiness said:

“All Ahmadi Muslims should pray for Queen Beatrix because certain sections of the local society have turned against her, due to the fact that she has openly condemned the anti-Islam movement in this country. They are also angry because she advocates the right of Muslims to be treated as full and equal citizens, whose rights and feelings should be respected. Thus we must pray that all plans and schemes against the Queen completely fail.”

So which Islamic heresy will denounce Geert Wilders next? The Baha’is?

3 comments:

Sagunto said...

"So which Islamic heresy will denounce Geert Wilders next? The Baha’is?"

Well, perhaps the Church of England, headed by the suitably bearded Rowan Williams.
Thanks to his pro-sharia comments this sect might very well have risen to the status of "Islamic heresy" in the eyes of some progressive Muslim leaders ;-)

Salome said...

Sagunto, your comment has made my day.

RonaldB said...

I think it's obvious that for purposes of immigration, Ahmadis, Alewites, and Ismailis, not to mention Sufis, should be considered as Muslims.

All these branches of Islam have been accused of apostacy by Sunis and Shi'ites, and all three branches have been somewhat less violent than mainstream Muslims. Nevertheless, the members of these sects provide political support for advocates of creeping Sharia.

It's interesting how Ahmed equates Queen Beatrix' protection of Muslim rights with her protection of Muslim feelings. The two are very different.

The Ba'hai's are not considered by most people to be Muslim, although, of course, they are viewed as apostates by Muslims, who view almost anyone as apostates.