Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Responds to Brutal Killings of Ahmadi Muslims in Indonesia

By Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, PRNE
Monday, February 7, 2011

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad says that Perpetrators Will be Answerable to God Almighty

LONDON, February 8, 2011 - It is with great sadness that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat confirms that
on 6th February 2011, 3 members of its community were martyred in Indonesia
in an utterly barbaric and brutal attack.

The attack occurred in Cikeusik, south of Banten in Indonesia and was
conducted by a large group of people numbering between 700 and 1,000. The
attack occurred even though police had been forewarned for a number of days
about an imminent attack on the local Ahmadi Muslims. Despite the warnings
the police failed to take any measures or steps to prevent the attack.

It is reported that the attackers came to the local centre of the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat brandishing machetes, spears, knives and other
weapons. As a result 3 Ahmadi Muslims were martyred publically and 5 others
were seriously injured. 2 cars, 1 house and 1 motorcycle belonging to Ahmadi
Muslims were also burnt down. Thus far no one has been arrested by the police
in relation to this incident.

Speaking from London in response to these brutal killings, Hadhrat Mirza
Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat said:

"This horrific attack has caused grief and pain to all Ahmadi Muslims
worldwide and indeed to all peace loving people. The barbarity of the
perpetrators knows no bounds; indeed people watching the merciless beatings
were clapping and cheering. The local police and authorities failed to
protect the Ahmadi Muslims and allowed them to be exposed to this cruel and
brutal attack.

"Whenever such attacks occur the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat both in
Indonesia and worldwide always displays patience and seeks solace not in
revenge or violence but through prayers to God Almighty and this will
always remain the case. It is however certain that those who have inflicted
these cruelties will be answerable to God Almighty and will have to face His
punishment. In the meantime the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat will continue to
bow down in front of the One God and seek His Protection and Help."

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat calls on the Indonesian Government to fulfil
its mandate to protect all of its citizens, regardless of religion.

Abid Khan, Tel: +44(0)7795490682 & Email: press at ahmadiyya.org.uk

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