Leaders of a minority Muslim group accused fundamentalist Muslims of digging up a 3-year-old girl’s body from her grave and dumping it by a roadside. The girl was an Ahmadiyah Muslim and had only been buried for a few hours in a cemetery in Ghatura before being dug up.
Daily Mail (h/t Lisa) Many mainstream Muslims consider Ahmadiyah Muslims to be ‘infidels’ because they believe their founder, not Mohammed, was the last prophet.
Local Ahmadi leader, S.M. Selim, said, “Her crime is she was born to an Ahmadi Muslim family,” whom Muslims consider to be no better than infidels (unbelievers).
A local cleric Munir Hossain denied the body had been exhumed but said local Muslims prevented the parents from burying the baby at the cemetery. ‘It is against the Sharia to let an infidel be buried in a Muslim graveyard,’ he told AFP. ‘The pious Muslims of the village would never let it happen.’
The child’s father told the Dhaka Tribune he saw some ‘anti-Ahmadiyya men’ gather after the burial and exhume the body.
The 100,000 Ahmadis in Bangladesh have come under regular attack. In recent months, hardline Muslims have threatened to hold protests demanding that the sect be declared ‘non-Muslim by the authorities.
In Indonesia (praised by Hillary Clinton as a shining example of a modern, liberal, and tolerant Muslim nation), Christians are not the only ones being persecuted and killed on a regular basis, so are Ahmadiyya Muslims deemed ‘heretics’ for not accepting Mohammed as the final prophet.
Washington Post JAKARTA -A machete-wielding mob of Muslimsattacked the home of a minority sect leader in central Indonesia, killing three and wounding six others, police and witnesses said.
Local police chief Lt. Col. Alex Fauzy Rasyad said about 1,500 people – many with machetes, sticks and rocks – attacked about 20 members of the Ahmadiyah Muslim sect who were visiting their leader in his house in Banten province on Indonesia’s main island of Java.
He said the crowd demanded that the sect members stop their activities, but the request was rejected. As a result, the crowd stabbed to death at least three men, destroyed the house and set fire to their cars and motorbikes. Six others were hospitalized, four with critical injuries.
The police were called, “but the attackers came faster,” Rasyad said. The attack was the latest targeting the Ahmadiyah sect in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Many Muslims see followers of Ahmadiyah as holding heretical beliefs.
Ahmadiyah, believed to have 200,000 followers in Indonesia, is considered deviant by most Muslims and banned in many Islamic countries.