Police seize Ahmadi Muslim mosque, destroy minarets in Comoros Islands under Government orders

“In an act of systematic oppression and persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Comoros, the Minister of Internal Affairs ordained the takeover of the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Comoros, and ordered the demolition of its minarets.”

In a deplorable violation of human rights and freedom of religion the Government of Comoros has very openly continued the systematic persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Comoros ordained the takeover of the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Comoros, and ordered the demolition of its minarets. On Saturday January 7, 2017; The Comoros Police forcibly removed the Ahmadiyya Community members from the “Bait-ul Ahad“ mosque, unjustly took over the mosque and demolished its minarets. This mosque has been henceforth turned into a Police Station.

The Minister of Interior of Comoros has very openly and unashamedly  said in an interview on the matter to the Comoros Newspaper “La Gazette des Comores”, “what happened was quite logical. First there was not demolition of a mosque. The Ahmadis are people who do things which are in contradiction with our religion. They believe that there is another prophet after Muhammad (p.b.u.h). What should be done with this kind of people?” On the question of “in the name of which law do you do all this?”, he replied: “Our religion. Ours”.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland strongly condemns the systematic persecution of Ahmadiyya Community members, which is being done through blatant violation of basic human rights and freedom of religion by the Government of Comoros. This constitutes not only destruction of minarets of the Ahmadiyya mosque but also forcibly taking over and depriving  the members of Comoros Ahmadiyya Community of their property and place of worship.

To comply with the principles of basic human rights and religious freedom, governments of the world and international diplomatic missions are requested to intervene so that the Government of Comoros restitutes the Ahmadiyya Mosque and allows the peace loving and law abiding members of Ahmadiyya Community to practice their faith.

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat is the promised revival of Islam, international in its composition which spans over 200 countries. This is the most dynamic denomination of Islam in modern history. Its current headquarters is in the United Kingdom.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat was established in 1889, by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (AS) in a small and remote village of Qadian, in Punjab, India. He claimed to be the expected reformer of the latter days, the awaited one for the world community of religions. The movement he started is a benevolent message of Islam – peace, universal brotherhood and submission to the will of God in its pristine purity. Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat worldwide is the leading Islamic organization to categorically reject terrorism in any form. The Movement was founded under Divine guidance to rejuvenate Islamic moral & spiritual values.

It encourages interfaith dialogue and diligently tries to correct misunderstandings about Islam. It advocates peace, tolerance and understanding among followers of different faiths. In doing so it has faced denial of basic human rights, targeted attacks, violent persecution extending to targeted killings and massacres. Still, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community continues to be an advocate for universal human rights and protections for religious and other minorities. It champions the empowerment and education of women. Its members are among the most law­abiding, educated, and engaged Muslims in the world.


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