Brainwashing children with hate
Punjab; 2019: Majlis Tahaffuz Khatme Nabuwwat has left no stone unturned to achieve its goals. It has not spared even children. It invested money and effort in production of a hateful novel for the young. A writer, Zafar Ji (perhaps pen-name) has written it and given it the title: Ishaq Kay Qaidi (Prisoners of Love). On the second page it claims to be “a great historical novel in memory of the Khatme Nabuwwat Movement 1953.”
This novel is full of false claims and baseless allegations as well as fake fact sheet against the Ahmadiyya community. The writer paints 1953 anti-Ahmadiyya riots as a sort of holy war. He describes the rioters as holy warriors. The entire story is full of hate against Ahmadis and the government. He glamorizes anti-Ahmadiyya rallies and the speeches made in them. The story revolves around the writer who tries to prove the thesis, “A state has the right to declare anybody kafir (infidel)”. In the text, he repeatedly calls Ahmadis infidels. The writer tries to justify that the State of Pakistan belongs only to Muslims. He makes big effort to defame renowned Ahmadis like Sir Zafrulla Khan who was a competent foreign minister of Pakistan for years, and who later on was appointed the President of UN General Assembly and subsequently President of the International Court of Justice at Den Haag, Netherlands.
Now a days this story is republished in series on weekly basis in “Bachon ka Islam” published by the daily Islam.
We produce below translation of an excerpt, as sample:
“That day the police opened fire repeatedly and abundantly. Only peaceful volunteers of Khatme Nabuwwat were the targets of police brutality. No one paid any attention to those involved in arson and loot. Gwalmandi was the prime target of state terror (Zulm). A.S.I. Abdul Karim Mirzai and S.P. Border Police Khan Bahadur were on duty here. Khan Bahadur was the same man who in 1935 shed the blood of Muslims in Masjid Shaheed Ganj Movement. The British decorated this Khan Bahadur profusely for crushing this Movement. Today, he had come again to sell his faith for two squares of land. These two officers repeatedly provoked the volunteers and shot them. It was announced repeatedly on megaphone from a police vehicle: “Is there any moth (parwana) of Khatme Nabuwwat around? Is there one desirous of martyrdom?” At this eight to ten devotees would raise slogans of Nara Takbir, would move forward, and the Border Police would slaughter them with bullets.
“The whole day lovers of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) did not take a step backward and the police had no pang of compassion. The slaughter went on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. People would raise the slogan of ‘Labbaik Ya Rasulullah (p.b.u.h.) and offer their lives at the altar of ‘honor of Prophethood’. A military vehicle would come at intervals, replenish the ammunition and go back. Someone counted these martyrs as one thousand, while another estimated them as ten thousand. Only the True Lord knows how many were martyred. It is said that the corpses of these unknown Mujahids were loaded in trucks and disposed off in the Changa Manga forest. Huge pits were dug up, wherein the dead bodies were thrown. First these were doused with kerosene and then set on fire. Later all these mass graves were leveled with earth.” (Ishq Kay Qaidi, serial 29/901 in the daily Islam of September 29, 2019)
There is not an iota of truth in the above ‘historical’ story. It is entirely false and fictitious. If the author and the publisher are held accountable they would say: This is only a novel. But imagine the harm that it would do to impressionable minds. They would get primed with hate and anger against Ahmadis, their fellow citizens and against the government that has been portrayed most unfairly and maliciously. It is a pity that the authorities take no action against this fiendish publication, but bend backward to ensure that Ahmadiyya translation of the Holy Quran remains proscribed.