MAPLE, ON, May 28 /CNW/ - The ongoing persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan took a gruesome turn with coordinated attacks on two Ahmadiyya Mosques in Lahore, Pakistan.
Fanatical terrorists, carrying automatic weapons and hand grenades have attacked two Ahmadi mosques in Lahore, Pakistan while thousands of Ahmadi Muslims were offering congregational prayers.
Over two dozen Ahmadis have been killed, along with scores of injured. At the time of release attackers are still inside the Mosques where members of Ahmadiyya Community are held as hostage. More casualties are feared.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Canada is appalled and strongly condemns these attacks on mosques.
"Once again, seeds of hatred sown by fanatical clergy and supported by Government have resulted in death of innocents Ahmadis" said Lal Khan Malik, President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Canada. Each year Ahmadi Muslims are martyred in Pakistan for no reason other than their faith.
It is a matter of great shame for any civil society where evil instigators inculcate hate against Ahmadiyya Muslim community by attacking their places of worship.
Media, Non-Government Organizations and Human Right Agencies are urged to take note of such on-going acts of persecution and condemn all such actions of extremism.
SOURCE AHMADIYYA MUSLIM COMMUNITY/AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT IN ISLAM
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