The End of Ahmadiyya?
It certainly looks like the end of the road for the Ahmadiyya.
In Indonesia, as in the rest of the Muslim world, the Ahmadiyya are not just considered a heretical sect by Muslims, but a treacherous one. By regularly denouncing Muslims as terrorists (but never overtly of course) they align themselves with those who despise Islam. By claiming victimhood despite claiming ownership to "The True Islam" and thereby expelling all Muslims from Islam in so doing, they come across smelling a bit hypocritical.
They love censorship. Not only did they try and take my YouTube work down, ultimately unsuccessfully of course, but they also failed to respond when I tried to elicit a reason. Mostly of course, they censor Mirza Ghulam Ahmad's work. Not surprising really, as this man, who claimed to be more than just any old prophet, was fond of obscene epithets to describe his opponents when they repeatedly pointed out his fallacies and absurdities. They censor his work by failing to provide English translations of his more obscene outbursts.
The interesting thing is how most of the devotees suffer from cognitive dissonance. I should know. I was once one of them. Lying to yourself is the only way you can cope with the mental meltdown that results from trying to understand the ramblings and chicanery of a seriously doped-up charlatan.
Ahmadis deal with their cognitive dissonance with a standard bunch of retorts. Including:
- "Your references are wrong". (No they're not. I checked them out. Sometimes the Qadianis shift the page numbers in Mirza's books - erm - that's cheating!)
- "You're quoting out of context" (On the odd occasion, yes, but most of his nasty output is nasty despite heavy contextualisation)
- "That's not an authentic book" (Which is why I used only Ahmadi books in my YouTube videos, either bought from them, or downloaded, live, on video, from their web site)
- "The same accusations were made against Muhammad (pbuh)" (Actually, they weren't. Nobody accused the Last Prophet (saw) of using foul language against anyone, or of taking drugs, ever - and more to the point - any accusations made were rejected in the Qur'an)
- "He's not really claiming prophethood" (Err, read his books. Especially "The Removal of a Misunderstanding" and "Lecture Sialkot")
I enjoyed exposing some of Mirza's more blasphemous, but less abusive work last year on YouTube. It provoked a huge amount of interest and a backlash not just against me, but from the ordinary, innocent Ahmadi who has been kept in the dark, against the Qadiani leadership, who have no answers. Intellectually risible and shamefully vacuous, they are being exposed as nothing more than a cheap cult, existing only to extort money from their members and to serve their imperial masters.
I have learned that they send tins with the face of the latest Mirza on to children, poor or not, to fill the cult's coffers. Charging a membership of 6.25% of all salaries after tax, and calling those who don't subscribe to the "Get me into heaven" scheme at a minimum of 10% earnings and property "hypocrites", the leadership deserves exposure to the truth, and ridicule and brickbats from those with understanding.
Now it appears that the foundations of the movement have been smashed as the Indonesian Ahmadiyya has publicly declared that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was not a prophet after all, but just a teacher. This is interesting in the light of Mr. Mirza's repeated proclamations of prophethood and the Ahmadiyya's insistence that those who aren't Ahmadis are in fact kaafirs (infidels/deniers) and outside the pale of Islam.
What kind of a religion categorically denies its own prophet in order to keep going as a headless chicken? Why, the completely nonsensical and utterly pointless Ahmadiyya of course. It has shot itself in the foot. It has lost the wind in its sails. It is lost at sea and listing.
This news will send shockwaves through the core of the movement and no doubt, there will be attempts to explain it away in the time-dishonoured fashion of Mirza, who routinely claimed victory despite being the victim of TKO after TKO against the most average maulvi of the time.
With this massive own goal (switching sports here) it looks like this is the beginning of the end of the Ahmadiyya. One can only hope that they will abandon the teachings of the deluded, opium-eating charlatan Mirza and rejoin the mainstream.
And as long as they reject Mirza completely, seeing as his beliefs are impossible to reconcile with mainstream Islam, they will of course, be welcome with open arms. Come back to the fold of Islam Ahmadis, we have a lot of work to do together. Insha'Allah.