My recent article about the destruction of Byzantine churches and monasteries in Kosovo brings to mind a previous article I wrote citing the tribulations of Muslim sect known as the Ahmadiyya
They are hated
In the countries where they reside local populations urge governments to declare them non-Muslims. They are arrested for propagating materials "offensive" to other believers. Their books and publications are banned. Oh, and they promote peace and oppose violence.
They can hardly build a new mosque without it being torn down or attacked. They've had mosques 'taken' from them, members kidnapped, mosques burned, you name it.
They were declared non-Muslims under the Pakistan constitution in 1974.
A BBC reporter recounted a recent large rally against this minority group in Bangladesh
It read: "The Qadiani upasanalaya (place of worship) in Bogra town: Muslims, do not be fooled into thinking it is a mosque." Watching, some members of the Ahmadiyya community burst into tears.
Also see Attacks on Minority Ahmadis Continue Amidst Censorship and Pogroms
Human Rights Watch also noted:
Finally, in Pakistan, the Congressional Committee wrote of its concern over the charges of blasphemy against five Ahmadi journalists. It noted that journalists in the Ahmadiyya community were frequently prosecuted for the expression of their religious views, and that these writers faced long sentences if convicted.Also see Amnesty International reports