Support—Educate—Win

Support

Support those supporting victims of terrorism in Pakistan. Contribute to free healthcare for the poor, destitute, and less fortunate—regardless of their religious or belief back ground. Tahir Heart Institute performs countless life saving operations annually.

While the majority of the population cannot afford basic health care, we, at Tahir Heart Institute strive to give the best of health care with compassion, respect and dignity for the poor, needy and the destitute. You can help us by becoming our partners in this mission by providing comfort to the suffering.

Make Cheques payable to:

Administrator
Tahir Heart Institute
Chenab Nagar (Rabwah), Pakistan.
For information please contact: 0092 47 6216 010 or patientrelief@tahirheart.org

Educate

Raise your voice to the United Nations and raise your voice to your family and friends.

Below is a form letter to the United Nations. Enter your name, copy/paste the below email (in blue), and hit send. I encourage you to send the same email to the Pakistan Human Rights commission at hrcp@hrcp-web.org and to President Obama at president@whitehouse.gov. In The Wrong Kind of Muslim I set the goal at a minimum of 1 million letters. This is no small feat but I am confident we can reach it together.

“All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.” – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007, Opening of the 4th Human Rights Council Session

Dear United Nations,

I demand Pakistan repeal its discriminatory blasphemy laws and voter disenfranchisement laws. These laws stifle free thought and free discussion, encourage violence and oppression, and promote conditions favorable to extremists and terrorism.  

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is among 166 nations that have signed and ratified the ICCPR. Since signing the ICCPR in 2008 and ratifying it in 2010, however, Pakistan has perpetuated state-sanctioned and violent persecution of religious minority groups such as Ahmadi Muslims, Shia Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and atheists/agnostics through anti-blasphemy legislation and voting disenfranchisement.  

Pakistan’s religious minorities are robbed of basic human rights in violation of the ICCPR and the imminent threats such violations pose to the international community cannot be ignored. This phenomenon directly impacts the United States and the international community at large because it creates an environment to develop and export extremism.

Pakistan’s current state of affairs pertaining to human rights is dismal. The United States and United Nations must work together with Pakistan to recognize the plight of millions of Pakistani citizens who belong to a religious minority, and work to afford them the basic human rights and freedoms they deserve. Silence in the face of Pakistan’s clear violations of international law only strengthens extremist ideologies within the country and abroad.   

We must act now in a unified international effort and hold Pakistan accountable to its human rights record. We must work with Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws. And we must remove voting restrictions on Ahmadi Muslims so that they may once again enjoy equal status. The time to act is now.

 Sincerely, 

[Your Name]

Win

How will you win the hearts? I hope that when you take action, you share your story with me. I am here to help you raise your voice and share your story with the world. Follow me on Twitter @MuslimIQ and email me your story here. I want to share your story from whatever corner of the world you are in and/or from, to every corner of the world there is. This ‘wrong’ kind of Muslim looks forward to changing the world with you, the ‘wrong’ kind of agnostic, atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jew, _____.

 

  1. July 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Assalamu alaikum!

    Everytime I read about the persecution of our Jama’at and the minorities in Pakistan and other so-called Muslim countries, I thank God with all my heart that I don’t live there, Alhamdulillah!

    If, I had been there, being the only Ahmadi in my family they would probably have killed me and had they spared me, then others would have done so.

    Most non-Pakistanis, non-Indonesians, non-Saudi Arabians, etc., out there cannot even begin to understand the logic that dictates these Mullahs to kill another human in the name of religion. Do they really believe in God? And an after-life? The fact that they will be answering to their Maker when they depart from this world?

    I’ve just read in the Muslim Times a report that police told some of our Jama’at members to stop saying Friday prayers till they get a fictitious certificate to do so? And that they would ask for permission from a local Mullah…

    How disgusting that these people are stopping prayers on the say-so of a Mullah! Whom exactly are they (the cops and the Mullah), worshipping – God or their misguided ‘leaders’?

    One wonders where all this lawlessness, Godlessness, etc., is going to take Pakistan? Will it manage to continue to exist? Allah’s wrath will surely descend on them. As the quote says, ‘ The mills of God grind slow but, they grind sure’.

    I pray everyday that our Jama’at members remain safe wherever they are facing persecution and may Allah give them strength, courage and patience to bear their condition, Ameen.

  2. Syed Zafar Ahmad
    November 14, 2013 at 4:44 am

    The lofty idea of defending the religious minorities has confined itself among the intellectuals with no meaningful progress in this era of information technology during the last five decades or so. The persecution of Ahmadees has increased many fold over the period, despite all that the civil societies and the human-right votaries have done so long. How else would you define the inaction – or shall I call it callousness – on the part of the world leaders who are hardly seen taking a stand on, for example, the cowardly attacks on unarmed Ahmadees of Lahore some three years ago? Even those who are caught (at the instance of the Ahmadees themselves), I am sure, will be quietly released. With this state of affair in Pakistan and certain other so-called ‘Islamic countries’, I for one, do not have much of faith on high-sounding organisations whose limitations are quite well known. A country like Pakistan would prefer to hob-nob with the fundamentalists and satiate the blood-thirsty Mullah than to comply with its international obligations. I personally feel that an Ahmadee Muslim has no support, except of course, from the Almighty Allah, in certain Mullah-dominated countries. Let us pray for the safety and well-being of our brethren living in these countries.

  3. January 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    This is the responsibility of all of humanity, not just that of the people who belong to the religious minority communities!

  4. reyaz ahmed
    January 19, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Dear Qasim Rashid,Asalamalekum today I came to know about you and your work.I am waiting to read you book.

  5. Faisal Khan
    June 9, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Dear United Nations,

    I demand Pakistan repeal its discriminatory blasphemy laws and voter disenfranchisement laws. These laws stifle free thought and free discussion, encourage violence and oppression, and promote conditions favorable to extremists and terrorism.

    The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is among 166 nations that have signed and ratified the ICCPR. Since signing the ICCPR in 2008 and ratifying it in 2010, however, Pakistan has perpetuated state-sanctioned and violent persecution of religious minority groups such as Ahmadi Muslims, Shia Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and atheists/agnostics through anti-blasphemy legislation and voting disenfranchisement.

    Pakistan’s religious minorities are robbed of basic human rights in violation of the ICCPR and the imminent threats such violations pose to the international community cannot be ignored. This phenomenon directly impacts the United States and the international community at large because it creates an environment to develop and export extremism.

    Pakistan’s current state of affairs pertaining to human rights is dismal. The United States and United Nations must work together with Pakistan to recognize the plight of millions of Pakistani citizens who belong to a religious minority, and work to afford them the basic human rights and freedoms they deserve. Silence in the face of Pakistan’s clear violations of international law only strengthens extremist ideologies within the country and abroad.

    We must act now in a unified international effort and hold Pakistan accountable to its human rights record. We must work with Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws. And we must remove voting restrictions on Ahmadi Muslims so that they may once again enjoy equal status. The time to act is now.

    Sincerely,

    Faisal Khan

  1. July 13, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s