Ahmadiyya Muslims Face Persecution, Discrimination, and Hostility

Oct 22, 2021

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community was founded in 1889 in Punjab, India and today has an estimated tens of millions of members globally. Because of the differences between Ahmadiyya beliefs and beliefs in Sunni and Shi’a Islam, many Muslims consider Ahmadiyya Muslims to be heretics. Some governments that regulate the practice of Islam deem Ahmadiyya Muslims as “non-Muslims” and place legal restrictions on Ahmadiyya Muslim practice. Ahmadiyya Muslims have also faced repression and societal discrimination in both Muslim and non-Muslim majority countries.

Amjad Khan, a spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, joins us today to shed light on some of the challenges faced by the Ahmadiyya community globally.

Click here to read USCIRF’s Ahmadiyya Persecution Factsheet for further information