August 19th: It is with a heavy heart that we report the martyrdom of Peer Habibur Rehman, a devout member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. One week into the most Holy month of Ramadan, two Muslims who believe in the Messiah have been killed in cold blood, only for their faith.
Mr. Rehman, of Philadelphia, PA, was killed early morning today (9:30am Pakistan time) in the Sindh Province. He was an extremely active member of Muslim Television Ahmadiyya, the world’s first 24 hour free Islamic satellite channel. He, like Dr. Najam al-Hasan, who was martyred just two days ago, was a lion of Islam and will be sorely missed. It is worth pointing out that Mr. Rehman’s brother was also martyred in May, 2006. From Allah we are, and to Allah must we return.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will respond as they have always responded—in a manner that does true honor to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) and Islam—with peace, prayer, patience, and the pen.
Yet, it should be a point of wonder for those who reflect. A cleric recently declared, “Sikhs are fine, Jews are ok, Christians can live in peace, so can Hindus, but Ahmadi Muslims should be exterminated and uprooted from Pakistan.” In the meantime, Pakistan continues to face it’s worst natural disaster in history. Over 1/5th of the nation is submerged with houses, buildings, and mosques literally uprooted and over 20 million affected. Meanwhile, the overwhelming majority of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community have been largely unaffected.
Floods have affected roughly 500 Ahmadi Muslim families. However, Pakistani news agencies report that clerics have issued edicts forbidding anyone to help members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, with even the police refusing to help.
Indeed, Ahmadi Muslims rely only on God for help.
In the meantime, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has dispatched numerous Humanity First teams, sending financial resources, food, medicine, water, and doctors to the hardest hit areas, ready to help anyone who needs help, regardless of faith, creed, or nationality.
May Pakistani leadership come to their senses, and work to save Pakistan…at least to save whatever is left.
We sincerely hope we are not forced to convey further sad incidences of martyrdom’s.
source : http://www.examiner.com/islam-in-national/another-ahmadi-muslim-killed-ramadan-for-his-faith