Two Ahmadiyya [Ahmadi] Muslims in the U.S., Amjad Mahmood Khan and Harris Zafar, are being threatened by the government of Pakistan with prison sentences of up to a decade if they fail to remove what the Pakistani government calls a “blasphemous” website, TrueIslam.com, which is based in the US Khan and Zafar are the spokesmen for TrueIslam.com.
Ironically, years ago Robert Spencer exposed Zafar as “a sly and cunning advocate for authoritarianism and Sharia restrictions on the freedom of speech.”
The question at hand now, however, is that of what business Pakistan has in America. The vision that Islamic supremacists have for America is clear: subjugation, and not just of America, but of the entire infidel world. Pakistan seeks to impose upon the West its infamous blasphemy laws, which are infamous for being used to abuse religious minorities, especially Christians. A Muslim villager can target a Christian neighbor in a minor dispute and falsely accuse the Christian of blasphemy, and then the Christian will face lynching by a mob, and/or prison.
Back in December 2018, FrontPage Magazine Managing Editor Jamie Glazov actually received a warning notice from Twitter:
We are writing to inform you that Twitter has received official correspondence regarding your Twitter account, @JamieGlazov.
The correspondence claims that the following content is in violation of Pakistan law: Section 37 of PECA-2016, Section 295 B and Section 295 C of the Pakistan penal code…Twitter has not taken any action on the reported content at this time. We are only writing to inform you that content posted to your account has been mentioned in a complaint.
Then only three months ago, Twitter sent a notice to Robert Spencer, saying that his tweet violated the laws of Pakistan, to which he rightly responded:
In sending out these notices, Twitter is behaving as if Islamic blasphemy law applied to people outside of Sharia domains. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has been working for years at the UN to compel Western countries to criminalize criticism of Islam (under the guise of prohibiting ‘incitement to religious hatred’).
These outrageous messages are the responsibility of Barack Obama, who surrendered American control of the Internet to an international organization.
Now Pakistan’s threats to Americans have increased, as it has warned that Khan and Zafar face prison time, amid “repeated vows from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan that he would endeavor to criminalize speech that offends Muslims globally.”
Recently Pakistan saw a surge in jihad murders of members of the Ahmadiyya community, because Ahmadis are deemed to be apostates in mainstream Islam. Human Rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have accused Pakistani authorities of downplaying or otherwise encouraging violence against Ahmadis. Now Ahmadis may begin to be hunted abroad as well.
In late December, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority warned Google and Wikipedia about “disseminating sacrilegious content” through two Ahmadi platforms. In a press release, the Authority said that it was receiving complaints regarding “misleading search results associated with ‘present khalifa of Islam’ and an unauthentic version of the Holy Quran uploaded by the Ahmedi community on Google Play Store.”
Now Harris Zafar, reversing his anti-free speech stance that Spencer exposed years ago, has issued a warning that applies not just to Ahmadis, but to all Americans, and, in fact, to all free people:
This overreaching censorship effort seeking to criminalize online speech speaks volumes to how far Pakistan’s authoritarian government is willing to go to target and persecute a religious community that it has persecuted for decades.
Of course, Zafar and Khan will face no consequences unless they decide to visit Pakistan, which is unlikely. Ahmadis face persecution there and elsewhere. Four months ago, in Bangladesh, Muslims reportedly dug up a three-day-old baby girl’s body from a cemetery and left it by the roadside because she was Ahmadi. Not long after that, a Pakistani Muslim who was on trial for blasphemy was shot dead in a courtroom and the perpetrator said that “Muhammad ordered him to do it,” because the victim was Ahmadi.
According to the Economic Times in India: “Ahmadis from Pakistan have steadily moved to the West, fleeing persecution, seeking refuge in countries such as the UK, Germany and Canada.” Given the pattern unfolding in countries ruled by globalists, their freedoms are threatened, along with those of infidels.
The greater warning that stems from this case is the confident advance of the stealth jihad worldwide, perpetrated not only by countries such as Pakistan, but also by Muslim Brotherhood operatives, who are also working to erode the freedom of speech via the “Islamophobia” subterfuge.
As the world saw when French teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded for showing his class a cartoon of Muhammad, the death penalty for blasphemy can, in the view of many Muslims, be carried out by an individual, or by a mob via lynching, or by government authority. Western countries should not be encouraging any further erosion of the freedom of speech, despite the persistent whining by Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups, screaming “Islamophobia” at every turn. But the freedom of speech is under severe assault from the Left today as well.
The freedom of speech, including criticizing and even offending Islam, is a constitutional right. The more politicians surrender this right on the altar of identity politics, the more countries such as Pakistan will be empowered, and the more anyone who offends Islam is endangered. The jihad is progressive, aggressive, and highly responsive to advancement through appeasement.