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Home  Worldwide  Bangladesh  August, 2006  No logic …
No logic to finance anti-Ahmadiyyas

The Daily Star
Vol. 5 Num 775Tue. August 01, 2006


‘No logic to finance anti-Ahmadiyyas’

Staff Correspondent

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat yesterday protested a news item published in a Bangla daily on July 28 that blamed the minority sect for financing the anti-Ahmadiyyas to carry out movements against them.

Denying the allegations, the Ahmadiyya Jamaat at a press conference at their office at Bakshi Bazar in the city said there is no logic of financing the anti-Ahmadiyyas to run movement against the community that causes trouble to the Ahmadiyyas.

“It is quite illogical to use our hard-earned money for running movements against us, which will be nothing but suicidal,” said the leaders while reading out a written statement at the press conference.

“The Ahmadiyya Jamaat is totally funded by its members.” Ahmadiyya leaders said firmly, “And it does not accept any kind of fund or donations from outsiders. The community members contribute a major portion of their incomes to run the activities of the mission across the country” they added.

The news item, that passively blames the Ahmadiyyas for the nine deaths of its sect, injuries, grabbing of mosques and lands, and other anti-Islamic and anti-humanitarian activities, is nothing but an ill-practice of journalism, the leaders said.

The Ahmadiyya also denied an allegation that they collect fund from abroad by showing footages of torture on them, which tarnishes the image of the country and brands it as a ’militant’ and ‘extremist’ country.

“The modern media is capable of collecting and broadcasting news on oppressions on the Ahmadiyyas, which is a global issue,” the leaders said, adding, “There is no need for the Ahmadiyyas to work for that.”

Acting Amir Mohammad Salauddin, Secretary General Kausar Ali Mollah, Missionary In-Charge Md Abdul Awal Khan Chowdhury and other leaders were present at the press conference.

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