The Ahmadiyya community, aligned with Islamic teachings, categorically rejects and condemns every act of terrorism. Islam does not provide any cover or justification for any act of violence, be it committed by an individual, a group, or a government. No true religion can sanction violence and bloodshed of innocent men, women and children in the name of God. Indulgence in terrorism, even in the name of the noblest objectives is completely incompatible with the teachings of Islam. (Reference: “Murder in the Name of Allah” by Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad)
Some people have exploited the Islamic religion for political reasons, and the Ahmadiyya Community strongly condemns the actions of such governments and organizations. Since the inception of the Ahmadiyya Community, Ahmadis have been “fighting” wars with peaceful means, and we only retaliate with prayers and the pen. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been under persecution and prosecution for several years and we are bearing it with patience and prayers. We believe that if persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is stopped and they are allowed the freedom to present their understanding of Islam, the problems of extremism can be solved. An alternative interpretation of Jihad can help those young minds which are easily influenced by some Muslim clergy.