Ahmadiyya Awareness Campaign in Islam June 30th, 1996
In the name of Allah. His Love & Blessings be on Syedna Muhammad and upon His Family & Companions
Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) says:
'EVERY INTOXICANT IS FORBIDDEN'
(Muslim, Al-Mawatta & Abu Dawood)
DRUGS and AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT
Dr Syed Rashid Ali
Drug misuse and addiction has become a worldwide problem, more so in recent years, particularly amongst the young people. It is blamed for much of the crime and violence, has the potential for destroying the whole family and is a cause of great concern for the authorities, social workers, police as well as teachers and doctors. Opium and its biological and synthetic derivatives and Cocaine are the most commonly misused substances.
Following statistics will shed some light on impact of drug on the community: In Washington, DC, half of all of the black men in the city are currently in jail or on parole. More than ninety percent have arrest records. The same is true of inner city black men in Baltimore, New York, New Jersey, and Florida.Two-thirds of all of today's black male high school students will be dead, disabled, or in prison before their thirtieth birthday. The majority will go to prison because of non-violent drug charges. For every black man who goes to college, three will go to prison.By the year 2000, about half of all black men in America will have gone to prison. Most of them will go to prison for non-violent drug charges. Most of those who go to prison will be released into society again. Because they are black men with a prison record, they will be permanently unemployable.
'The Prevalence of Imprisonment', US Department of Justice, 1980, and The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics. 'Incarceration of Minorities', The Sentencing Project, Washington, DC, 1992 Employment Problems of Released Prisoners, Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 1992
Clinton's Anti-Drug Strategy
Various Governments have made legislation to control the abuse, manufacture, supply, possession, prescription and import/export of 'Controlled Drugs'. President Bill Clinton, laying out his Anti-Drug Strategy has asked Cogress to earmark $15.1 billion for drug prevention efforts in fiscal 1997. Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, the national drug control policy director, says there are about 11 million drug users in United States. "This is a decade-long attempt to address a complex phenomena," he said on NBC News' "Meet the Press." The new strategy focuses on youth drug prevention and education as well as law enforcement and thwarting DRUG SMUGGLING, McCaffrey added. (Reuters: Monday April 29th 1996)
Ahmadiyya Movement claims to be the Champions of Islam, portraying an exemplary character of a good muslim. Founder of Ahmadiyya Movement, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani, claimed to be the PROPHET, MAHDI, PROMISED MESSIAH, SON of GOD and GOD etc. etc. As such his life and character has a direct bearing on the lives of all Ahmadis/Qadianis who consider him as their SPIRITUAL GUIDE and Re-INCARNATION of HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (pbuh).
In the following sections it will be my endeavour to examine the life of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani with regard to the question of DRUG ABUSE and illustrate some examples of QADIANI/AHMADI involvement in DRUG TRAFFICKING during recent times.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani and OPIUM + TONIC WINE
"I remember an incident and which is that I have Diabetes for several years. I urinate 15-20 times daily and sometimes I urinate 100, 100 times per day. Due to sugar in urine, I also get infection in urine and due to excessive urination I become very weak. Once a friend suggested that Opium is beneficial in Diabetes, therefore there is no harm if I use it as medicine. I answered: 'It is very nice of you to have sympathise with me but if I form a habit of taking Opium than I am afraid that people will joke that THE FIRST MESSIAH WAS AN ALCOHOLIC AND THE SECOND ONE AN OPIUM ADDICT.'"
Naseem Da'awat, Roohani Khazain vol.19 p.434-435, by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani.
"OPIUM is used so extensively used in medicines that Hazrat Maseeh Mow'ood (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani) used to say that in the eyes of some Hakeems (Doctors) Opium is half the medicine. Thus to use Opium alongwith other medicines as a medicament and not as an intoxicant is not in any way objectionable. All of us have knowingly or unknowingly used Opium at one time or another.... Hazrat Maseeh Mow'ood prepared a medicine 'TIRYAQ-e-ILAHI' under instructions from God and its one of the main constituent was OPIUM and Huzoor (Mirza Ghulam) gave this medicine, with a little more addition of Opium, to Hazrat Khalifa Awwal (Hakeem Nuruddin, the 1st Successor of Mirza Ghulam) for more than 6 months and off and on used himself as well during the attacks of various illnesses."
Article of Mian Mahmood Ahmad Saheb, Khalifa Qadian, Akhbar Al-Fazl vol.17 No.6 p.2 Dated 19th July 1929.
"When he (Mirza Ghulam) came for the first time to my press, he sat on a pillowed seat and I sat on one seat and he discussed with me about the book. Looking at his dozy eyes, I thought that perhaps he uses OPIUM, as is coomonly the habit of rich people, but when I heard his talk or speech and thought about the articles of Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya, I was amazed that the condition of an Opium user is not like this, such man cannot write like this. Then Hazrat Sahib went away..... Now I regretted my first mistake and repented it and know very well that it is the INTOXICATION of DIVINE KNOWLEDGE and not that of Opium as I first thought."
Statement of Qadiani Sahabi, Sheikh Noor Ahmad Saheb, Owner of Riyaz Hind Press, Al-Fazl Newspaper, Qadian, vol.34, No.194, dated 20th August 1940.
"During my childhood, he (Mirza Ghulam) gave me OPIUM for sickness. Gave it to me for six months continuously."
Statement of Mirza Basheeruddin Mahmood, Khalifa Qadian, Minhaj-ul-Talibeen, p.74.
"Friday, 28th June, in the morning Hazrat Khalifatul Maseeh 2nd, May God strengthen his hands, took me (Abdur Raheem Dard), Dr. Hashmarullah Saheb and Mian Nasir Ahmad Saheb to visit Khwajah (Kamaluddin, a very close associate of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani) Saheb (during his illness). Khwaja Saheb started narrating his story, his illnesses and the treatments he took, he mentioned everything. Khwaja Saheb is taking Opium as well these days. He started with a small dose (nearly 1 mg). He intends to take it for six more months so that his nerves will become strong."
Diary Mian Mahmood Ahmad Saheb, Khalifa Qadian, Story of Abdur Raheem Dard Qadiani, Al-Fazl Newspaper, Qadian, vol.17, No.2, dated 5th July 1929.
"My Beloved Hakeem Muhammad Hussein Saheb,
Assalamo alaikum wa Rehmatullah wa Barakatohu. Presently I am sending Mian Yar Mohammad. Purchase yourself all the things that are to be purcahsed and buy one bottle of TONIC WINE from the Plommer Shop. But I want TONIC WINE, make a note of it. Rest is fine. Wassalam.
(signed) Mirza Ghulam Ahmad.
Letters of Imam towards Ghulam, p.5, Majmooa-e-Maktoobat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad towards Hakeem Muhammad Hussain Qureishi Saheb Qadiani, Owner of Rafeeq-us-Sehat Dispensary, Lahore.
"Thus under such cir*****stances if Hazrat Maseeh Mowood had used Barandi or Rum himself during sickness or prescribed for his patients, then it was not against the Islamic Law, let alone Tonic Wine, which is a medicine. If he had bought it for some member of his family or friend who had recovered from some long illness and is weak or even if he had asked for himself and had used it, what was wrong in it? He used to suffer such severe attacks of weakness that his hands and feet used to become cold and the pulse, feeble. I have myself examined him in this state. Their used to be no sign of pulse. If under such cir*****stances according to the instructions of doctors, he had used Tonic Wine, then it was exactly according to Shariah (Islamic Law). He used to spend whole day writing. Used to pray in the night. He was getting old. Thus under such if had drunk Tonic Wine as medicine, then what is the problem in it?"
Statement of Dr. Basharat Ahmad Qadiani Lahori, Paigham-us-Sulh Newspaper, vol.23, No. 15, dated 4th March 1935; vol.23 No.65 dated 11th October 1935; mentioned in Qadiani Mazhab, pp. 168-169, 1995 Edition, by Prof. Mohammad Ilyas Burni.
1985: Big Cache of Drugs Seized in Rice Bags at Dubai Port
"It is learnt that attempts to smuggle Heroine under cover of Rice has been made unsuccessful by the Authorities in Dubai and ONE TON of Heroine, worth millions of dollars, were recovered from a Rice Container. According to the details obtained, on 14th April a ship, Chitral, of Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, loaded with Rice, reached Dubai from Karachi and the heroine was recovered from one of its container. The consignment was sent from Rice Export Corporation to a firm in Dubai."
Daily Jang, Karachi, 25th April 1985.
On 14th April 1984, a cargo ship of Pakistan National Shipping Corporation arrived at Dubai Port from Karachi. It contained consignment of RICE. From one of its containers, 1 TON HEROINE was recovered. This consignment of rice was sent by the Rice Export Corporation of Pakistan to a company in Dubai. There was clear proof that Qadianis were involved in this Drug Smuggling. For 12 years Hamza bin Abdul Qadir Qadiani, was the General Manager of Rice Export Corporation of Pakistan, thus being the direct Incharge of that Section responsible for the Packing and Export of Rice.S. K. Malik Qadiani, was the Incharge of Procurement Section of Rice Export Corporation of Pakistan.Abdul Ghani Qadiani, was the Head of the Finance Department of RECP.
Nothing could be done about these big fishes and as usual the small fishes recieved the punishment. "Four QADIANIS/AHMADIS from Rabwa were recently sentenced in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to three years rigorous imprisonment for SMUGGLING and SELLING HEROINE in the country." (Daily Jang Newspaper, Quetta, dated 27th May 1985)
Khatme Nabuwwat, Weekly Magazine, No. 45 10-16 May 1985.
1996: Drugs Siezed in Rice Bags bound for Birmingham, UK.
MARIJUANA BUSINESS UNDER THE COVER OF FOREIGN MINISTER
Marijuana discovered in the Rice Packets due to be exported to Britain by the company owned by the Brother of Sardar Aseef Ahmad Ali
On 25th April 1996 the Examining Officer of the Customs Dept., Export Section was performing his usual duty at Birth No. TR-5, Karachi East Wharf, Kemari. During his duty Export Papers for Container No. FLXU-9-201323 came to him with Shipping Bill No. 22796 dated 23rd April '96. According to the papers, the container was full of 950 packets of Basmati Rice being sent ot Mr Wippolyte of Ebony Food International, 55 Diagonal Road, A*****s Green, Birmingham B27 6ST UK. During examination, while poking at one of the bags deep down in the end, the packet rupture and the Examining Officer could not believe his eyes when he saw slices of Marijuana started falling out. A total of 119 Kg of Marijuana was packed very systematically amongst the packets of Rice so that after every 150 packets of rice there was a 1 kilogram packet of Marijuana. The Packets were sprayed with Anti-Sniffing Spray to prevent Customs trained Sniffer Dogs from detecting them. The markings on the rice packets and marijuana packets belonged to the identical serail
numbers indicating that the Smuggling Party from Lahore to Birmingham was the same and was capable of seperating them at their leisure without fear of being caught.
The Commerce Reporter of Urdu Daily 'Nawa-e-Waqt' reached on the spot and took photographs of the whole consignment. According to his report which he filed to his Newspaper's office, 210 kilograms of Marijuana was recovered from these Rice Packets by the Assistant Collector of Customs. Customs arrested three persons including the clearing and forwarding agent. The Clearing Agent informed the authorities that the Sealed Container came from the Indus Rice Mill which belongs to Sardar Haroon Ahmad, brother of a Federal Minister and that he has nothing to do with the Drug Smuggling and should be released on bail. He was however denied bail. On the other hand, severe pressure is being applied on the Customs to hush the matter.
This report was correct in every respect except that on the first day Custom Authorities declared that the weight of Marijuana was 210 kg, but next day when F.I.R. was recorded, the figure was 119 kg. According to reports, as soon as Marijuana was hauled, Custom Appraisers informed their higher authorities. On the other hand, the other party was also not some small group. It was the Rice Mill of the brother of Sardar Aseef Ahmad Ali, the Foreign Minister and an important member of the Chatta-Peoples Party PDF allaince of the ruling elite in Pakistan. Thus the offices of Indus Rice Mill closed and its Executives disappeared. For the next four days there was no trace of any of the responsible person of Indus Rice Mill. During this period Sardar Haroon Ahmad and his brother, Sardar Aseef Ahmad, the Foreign Minister used all their influence in the government to keep them from being arrested or any other official paper work to be completed against them. Rather they tried to distort the whole issue by using their influence and these attempts are still going on.
Sardar Aseef Ahmad and his 'Superior' friends were so determined to sway the Customs Authorities that their agents kept trying till late to prevent Daily Nawa-e-Waqt from publishing this story next day. Despite their lucrative offers, the whole incident was reported in the newspaper on 26th April.
In anticipation of the the disgrace and embarassment that comes in the wake of such a crime, the whole machinery of the People's Government and its heirarchy in Islamabad came into action. Initially the entire blame was put on the poor clearing agent, who was arrested. However, as soon as his company learnt of the incident, they took necessary action and got him released.
After the failure of this attempt, the case was transfered to Federal Investigation Authority and the blame was shifted on to the TCS Courier Service who transfered the container from Lahore to Karachi. Its Regional Manager, Shafqat Ali was arrested on the charges that his agency has put Marijuana during the transfer of the container from Lahore to Karachi. The news was released to the press that Custom Authorities have started investigating the involvement of a courier service in drug smuggling. Point worth noting was that in the F.I.R. the name of the Exporter, Indus Valley Rice Mill, was totally absent, according to the wishes of higher authorities. F.I.A. pointed out his flaw in the filed FIR on which basis the court might doubt the intentions of the authorities. The poor representative of the courier service was thus released.
Thus the Customs Authorities were pressurised into filing an FIR on afternoon of 26th April in which in place of first accused, without writing the name and address of any one, simply 'An Employee of the Exporter' was mentioned. In other words in blatant disregard to the Law and Justice, instead of writing the name of the real culprit and the owners of Export Company, it was decided to make a scapegoat of one of the employees. In the second place was the name of Mr Shafqat Ali of courier service, in the third place Mr W Hippolyte and in the last place, 'AND OTHERS'.
The effeciency and honesty of the FIA, Karachi was not to the liked in Islamabad and the case was transfered to FIA, Lahore; when their working was also not found to be according to the entire satisfaction of the elite concerned, the case was transferred to the Special Investigation Unit under the direct care of Director General, FIA, Islamabad. Now the whole game will be played in Islamabad in the presence of its influential players. It is interesting to note that the majority of the employees of Indus Valley Rice Mill are the relatives of the Honourable Foreign Minister. Another interesting discovery made by FIA Lahore was that the same kind of rice bags with Marijuana packed in the same professional manner were seized from the Rice Mill in Lahore
Pir Binyameen's Press Conference:
A week long Eid-ul-Azha holidays gave some reprieve to the players. On 4th May Mr Pir Binyameen Rizvi, the Secretary Information of Muslim League held a press conference in Lahore and accused Honourable Foreign Minister, Sardar Aseef Ahmad Ali of Drug Smuggling. He accused the Government of trying to cover-up the whole incident. Expressing his dissatisfaction with the Government's performance he has appealed Gen Jehangir Karamat Qadiani to investigate whole through Army Intelligence and to refer the case to the Supreme Court. He said that that Sardar Aseef Ahmad is the owner of the firm, Indus Valley Rice Mill, who has its office in Chak Malik on the Raiwind Road. Its Chief Executive is his brother, Sardar Haroon Ahmad. He accused Asif Ali Zardari, the husband of Prime Minister Bezameer Bhutto, of ordering the authorities to destroy the Marijuana and to hush up the whole issue, in addition to others.
Pir Benyameen stated that May God protect that country whose Foreign Minister becomes the member of Drug Mafia. He accused that Sardar Aseef is the Head of a Drug Mafia with network in Europe and America. Sardar Aseef Ahmad was previously terminated from the Nawaz Shareef Cabinet for handing over certain secrets to the Indian Government and a case of was being prepared against when Nawaz Shareef's Government was terminated. He added that nothing can be expected from Benazir's Government in this regard because a Prime Minister who can get a Drug Smuggler, one of her party's MP, Munawwer Manoj, released from custody, despite his involved in Drug Smuggling and arrested by the Narcotics Control Board and then make the same person Head of the Narcotics Control Board. Pir BinYameen has requested the Interior Minister to get the whole matter investigated by some responsible Authority.
Sardar Aseef's/Haroon's Statement:
FIA Lahore issued a statement clarifying the positions of the owners of Rice Mill. It is said that Sardar Haroon Ahmad has reported to the some smugglers are trying to smuggle Marijuana in the Rice purchased from his rice mill. He requested Interior Minister to investigate the matter.
Mr Gohar Ayub Khan:
The Deputy Opposition Leader issued a statement on 6th May. In it he says that the way Sardar Aseef Ahmad Ali's iinocence is being tried to prove, makes the whole affair very suspicious. It is a very serious accusation against Sardar Aseef and unless the Court does not hear the whole story and officially absolve him from this accusation, he will remain an accused in the eyes of Nation and Law. He advised that he should respect the sensitivity and importance of his Post and if he doesn't have the moral courage to resign from his post, at least he should go on leave till such time that the Court gives its judgement. No Foreign Minister of any sovereign country would like to hold talks with an accused Foreign Minister of our country and if he insists on sticking to his post then he would not be able to play any role in the interest of his country, rather he would just be a source of embarassment to to the entire Nation and his Ministry.
Takbeer, International Urdu Weekly, No. 20 dated 16th May, 1996; Nasir Mahmood.
[PS: It is worth noting that after the first few reports there has been a complete blackout on the news about this incident.]
The Qadiani Connection:
Mr Manzoor Ilahi Malik Awan of the Weekly Khatme Nabuwwat Newspaper has repoted that both Mr Sardar Aseef Ahmad and Mr Naseerullah Baber, the Interior Minister, of Pakistan are AHMADIs/QADIANIs. Another unpublished survey suggests that out of all three top posts in Civil, Foreign and Military Services of Pakistan, two are occupied by Qadianis/Ahmadis/Lahoris. Pakistan is one of the important conduit for smuggling drugs to the West. With such influential QADIANIS/AHMADIS and their sympethisers at the helm of the affairs in Pakistan, this case probably reflects just the tip of the iceberg.
Since 1980s there has been a mass exodus of members of the Ahmadiyya Movement to various European and American destinations. Because of the Qadiani/Ahmadiyya propaganda of so-called 'Persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan', Western Governments are liberally offering them asylum on humanitarian grounds. It is an interesting coincidence that the flow of Drugs from East to the West has also increased dramatically during the same period.
Ahmadiyya Movement is spending hugh amount of money on the propagation of its false doctrines in the name of Islam. Some of its projects are: Printing and distributing Holy Quran in 140 languages;Printing weekly/monthly periodicals in 120 languages;Printing other propaganda literature in >100 languages;Daily for upto 24 hours World Wide Broadcasting of Muslim Television Ahmadiyya in several languages;Daily Radio Broadcasts in Urdu, Russian, English and Bangla;Setting up of Mission houses in All Major Cities in upto 120 countries;Setting up of Hospitals/Clinics, Community Centers, Schools etc. in several countries.
Ordinary Qadianis/Ahmadis are led to believe that it is the contribution from their hard earned money which is running these projects. They deny vehemantly that the Un-Islamic Forces are contributing towards the efforts of Ahmadiyyat.
It is a well-known fact that several people take to Drug Smuggling just to make rapid money and become millionaire overnight. With every case that is brought to light, there are several more which are never caught. We request the Anti-Drug Authorities in Europe, United States and other parts of the world to re-examine the entire racket in the light of above information and try to find a connection between Drug Smuggling and Large Scale immigration of Qadianis/Ahmadis to Western countries.
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