Open Letter – Part 3 – Pen and Knowledge

There was a time, under leadership better suited for the times, when Ahmadiyya did something with the little money that they reeled in.  Although most of what they did was ultimately useless, at least the chanda-payers saw it being invested somewhere.  So, the agricultural research in Sind came to naught except create real-estate wealth for the Mirza Family; and the buildings and gardens of the post-graduate ‘degree college’ in Rabwah (Chenab Nagar) are in ruins (never completed); for decades, jars of preserved specimens remained locked up in a room in ‘Tibiya College’ (medical school).  In an era of unprecedented quality in private education in Pakistan, and close to 100 universities in the country, the Ahmadiyya are still complaining about the nationalisation of their T.I. school and college in 1974.

Similarly, the ‘King of the Pen’, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, failed to inspire any writers or ‘Pen jihadists’ as the Ahmadiyya like to call themselves.  Not a single writer of repute, not a single author of any renown, nor a single poet of recognition.  After all, Urdu is spoken in India, and there is cross-over between Urdu and Hindi literature.  Even if Pakistanis persecuted them, someone from their ranks could have been recognized in India.  So barren is the literary landscape of the Ahmadiyya, that it is surprising, even taking into account the absolute literary mess of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad’s writings.

So, while the Islamic world is busy writing and publishing, and Muslims are among the thought-leaders of today, Ahmadiyya are the ‘true Muslims’ sitting in their little town and creating endless numbers of ‘Sultan-ul-Qalam societies’.  Is this jihad with the pen?  Amazing.  Not quite, if you look at the latest numbers that I have got (top-secret document leaked from Rabwah): 88,000 Ahmadis in Pakistan, 62,000 in India and 2,000 in Bangladesh.

So, while the alma mater of Dr. Abdus Salam, Government College, Lahore, Pakistan,  has created a prestigious Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences in 2003 in his honour, those that cry ‘persecution’ have done nothing except write articles and letters condemning Pakistan for not recognizing its learned son.  GC Lahore, one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions, has also named the Salam Chair in Physics in 1999.

So, dear Ahmadi friends and family, while Chanda collection has gone up 1500 times since 1974, all you get is MTA and homeopathic ads in Alfazl (picture below, retrieved from Alfazl 13 March 2010).  Why do you want to relegate your offspring to supporting this family business?

(Ad: Guaranteed complete eradication of Asthma, guranteed treatment of Hepatitis B and C — all using homeopathy with ‘oxygen therapy’ on machines imported from Japan — using ultrasound and ECG)

Open Letter to Friends and Family – Part 1

Dear Ahmadi Friends and Family Members,

It is almost 7 years now that I officially left the Ahmadiyya cult, and not a single month goes by that I do not feel myself more rational, clear and content, and sure of the step that I took. The first four years were spent in adjusting, and the last 3 years or so have been more of a plateau.

The world makes more sense now and I can contribute more to it. I do not believe that homeopathy can cure all illnesses, nor am I buying pre-fabricated homeopathy kits for shipment to Africa. With all the resources at its disposal, neither Mirza Tahir nor his ‘200 million’ followers could distribute dirt-cheap homeopathy kits to the suffering people of the world. You ignore this, and yet you continue to use homeopathy sugar balls in your house. And Mirza Mahmud used this homeopathy also, according to his son, Mirza Tahir. Your brain says something else but you continue in your superstitious ways.

You claim to be educated and the solution to the world’s social and economic ills. Yet, I do not see a single sociologist or economist of renown among your ranks? While being ‘300 times’ the population of world Jews! Why? Is it because mullahs conspire against you? or is it because a cultee’s mind is incapable of solving problems in a rational way, because the truth is already known? And then your Khalifa says in 2008 that the Nobel Prize is the minimum target for Ahmadi scientists. Who is kidding whom?

And this is the total sum (0) of Ahmadiyya scientists activites: http://aams.usa.googlepages.com/aamsprojectsandactivities

And you want me to wait? And my children to wait? And keep on waiting for when Ahmadiyya science and knowledge and technology will change the world? And wait? for what? and when? when Chanda collection cannot wait even one day!

OK, back to the Ahmadiyya scientists’ site – take a look around – do we see a single paper, a single original thought? Why not? Because original thinking was discouraged by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and made illegal by Mirza Mahmud. So, you are saying to me that one day this web site will grow into the biggest source of solutions for mankind, and overtake and falsify the thousands of research papers printed on social, economic, theological issues.

Why so? Isn’t knowledge everybody’s? Why are you separate from the world? Why do you have all the answers to the world’s problems but cannot explain them to anybody?

Are you sure you are not being duped by a lying cult? Absolutely sure?

Still not sure? Check out some Muslim scientists, politicians and thought leaders in the world today. Stop – at this point, be honest: are you actually ashamed or getting angry at Muslims or finding some far-fetched excuse? Hmmm . . . the little thought in your head is telling you that you are just being fooled by a lying cult. Listen to it.