“Everyone is a target for terrorists” – Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad makes remarks during interview with Sweden’s Sveriges Radio

On 11 May 2016, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was interviewed by Sveriges Radio (Sweden Radio) at the Mahmood Mosque in Malmo, Sweden.

Upon being asked about his office, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“I am a humble person of Allah the Almighty who has been elected as the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to continue the mission of our Founder to spread the true and peaceful teachings of Islam.”

Asked about the security situation of Ahmadi Muslims, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“It is not only Ahmadi Muslims who are at risk, rather everyone is a target for terrorists as we have seen recently with the Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks. Those attacks can only be described as acts of horrific brutality and completely against the teachings of Islam.”

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued:

“Just a few years ago almost 100 Ahmadi Muslims were killed when two of our Mosques were attacked in Lahore. However, we never react with violence but we bear all persecution with patience and respond only with prayers.”

Regarding the opening of the Mahmood Mosque in Malmo, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“A Mosque is a place to bow down and submit before God Almighty and so when I inaugurate this Mosque I will remind the Ahmadi Muslims about the true and peaceful objectives of Mosques.”