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Conscience and Coercion: Ahmadi Muslims and Orthodoxy in Pakistan
Guernica Editions, Spring 1989
128 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9780920717417
ISBN10: 0920717411
English
$5.00 Canada, $5.00 US

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Relying on a wide range of interviews he conducted throughout Pakistan in 1987, Antonio R. Gualtieri relates the tragic experience of members of the Ahmadyya Movement in Islam. Their right to define themselves as Muslims has been denied by the government of Pakistan acting in collusion with orthodox Islamic teachers. Ahmadis have been beaten and murdered. They have been jailed, hounded from jobs and schools, their mosques sealed or vandalized, for professing to be Muslims and following Islamic practices.
The government of Pakistan has endorsed a particular definition of Islam to which the Ahmadis do not conform. As a result, they have been declared to be non-Muslim. their own self-definition notwithstanding.

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