Sunday, 6 February 2011 crowds of thousands people attacked Ahmadiyah follower in Kampung Pendeuy, Desa Umbulan, Cikeusik, Pandeglang, Banten. So far, news confirms three Ahmadis been killed. Following comments on one of my colleagues’ facebook wall – some comments agreed that Ahmadis deserved that attack since MUI announced their verdict that Ahmadiyah is not a Muslim sect yet they persist practicing their belief.
Ahmadiyah become a controversial discourse that contradicts the mainstream values. They believe Mohammad was not the last prophet (according to them the last prophet was Ahmad), contradicting fundamental Muslim dogma. This belief, some believe, disrespects Nabi Mohammad and Al Quran. Therefore, they deserve it – following the faith “to fight for your religion”. So, in the name of God – in order to fight for the religion (and to defence God) – people carried out the attack, damaging dozens of homes and places of worship belong to Ahmadiyya followers, caused the deaths of three people.
In my humble opinion, quoting Thomas Jefferson – I think I would response the same: “it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god.” What do you think? Do you think to say the same to god will cause distress to god – so you feel you need to defence it?
God, a trusted figure of omnipotent, omniscient, and perfectly good.
Then I think, we have accused God tooo far. We accused God of being a male. We accused God of having a certain religion (so Atheists and perhaps Ahmadis cannot get to heaven). Then this quote cracks me up: But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response? (Robbert F. Kennedy).
Picture taken from here.