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In this book, the author deals with an issue that has lamentably marked humankind's religious history. Relying on a wide range of interviews he conducted throughtout Pakistan, Antonio R. Gualtieri relates the tragic experience of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Their right to define themselves as Muslims has been denied by the Govt. of Pakistan acting in collusion with orthodox Islamic teachers. Ahmadis have been beaten and murdered. They have been jailed, hounded from jobs and schools, their mosques sealed or vandalized, for professing to be Muslims and following Islamic practices. This book records their testimony of Harassment and persecution resulting from their loyalty to their understanding of God and HIS revelation.
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Indonesia Ahmadiyah Muslim sect killings condemned
7 February 2011 Last updated at 08:34 GMT
Indonesia Ahmadiyah Muslim sect killings condemned
By Alice Budisatrijo
BBC News, Jakarta
Ahmadiyah sect members have been attacked and killed for their beliefsAhmadiyah sect members have been attacked and killed for their beliefs

The Indonesian government has condemned an attack against supporters of a minority Muslim sect at the weekend, which left three people dead.

The victims belonged to the Ahmadiyah sect, which has been ordered by officials to stop spreading unorthodox beliefs and return to mainstream Islam.

More than 1,000 Muslims surrounded the home of a local Ahmadiyah leader.

The clash broke out when about 20 sect members gathered there refused to stop their activities.

Local police chief Alex Rasyad said about 20 followers of the Ahmadiyah sect were gathering, and the crowd wanted them to leave. When they refused, the two sides fought with stones and machetes.

At least five people were seriously injured.

The police chief also said his officers tried to persuade the Ahmadis to leave the house.

Islamic hardliners in Indonesia have launched a sometimes violent anti-Ahmadiyah campaign in recent months.

The religious minister has called for the dissolution of the sect, mainly because of their belief that their founder, and not Muhammad, was the last prophet.

Responding to the attack, Indonesia’s minister for security said he had issued instructions to prevent future conflicts.

He reminded members of the Ahmadiyah of a three-year-old governmental decree which threatens them with a jail term if they continue spreading their beliefs.

The government stopped short of banning the sect.

Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population but it is a secular country. But in recent years, hardline Muslim fringe groups have grown ever more vocal.

The government has been accused of caving into their demands since it relies on the support of Islamic parties.

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