Indonesia: Hard-line Muslim groups renew attack on Ahmadiyah

Ahmadiyya Three people were allegedly injured and houses damaged when clashes broke out between an angry mob and members of Islamic sect Jamaah Ahmadiyah in Kuningan regency, West Java, on Thursday.

The Ahmadiyah sect, with 500,000 followers in Indonesia, believes that its founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was the final prophet and not Mohammad, contrary to the central tenet of mainstream Islam, which says Mohammad is the last prophet. [Read more...]

Ahmadi Muslims in U.S. eager to spread message of nonviolence

Ahmadi Muslims have been preaching peace since the movement was founded. Now, they say they are trying to get the rest of the world to listen, Religion News Service reports.

They are pushing the Muslims for Peace movement, a public awareness campaign started by the Ahmadi community. The campaign advertises Islam as a peaceful religion, condemns terrorism and advocates for the separation of religion and state and human rights.

However, Ahmadis do not believe that Muhammad was God’s final prophet. Hence many extremist Muslims, who see Ahmadis as heretics, have carried out violent terrorist and harassment campaigns against the movement. [Read more...]