Breach of Faith Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community in Bangladesh
NOTE: This report is published long ago but can’t publish on time. Now it is being published here for information.
An unprecedented climate of fear now pervades Bangladesh’s minority Ahmadiyya
community, a heterodox religious group that considers itself part of the larger Muslim
world. Ahmadis have been the target of deadly violence and organized and widespread
intimidation. Extremist Muslim groups have organized mass political rallies calling for an
official declaration that Ahmadis are not Muslims and for a ban on their publications
and missionary activities. Ahmadiyya mosques have been attacked, individuals have been
beaten up or killed, and others have been denied access to schools and sources of
livelihood. While the police have generally provided protection to Ahmadis against mob
violence, the current Bangladeshi government has aligned itself politically with groups
and individuals inciting violence against Ahmadis.