Friday, February 20, 2004

OpinionJournal - Taste: "That is not how Ahmadis see themselves. Members of the Ahmadiyya Community profess to be Muslims. They believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908)--a reformer who lived in a remote village in Punjab, India, and taught his followers to wage 'jihad' against Islam's opponents with the pen and not the sword--was the messiah foretold by the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century."

I need to learn more about Islam. I had no idea that such a sect existed. This could help my theories that the major religions are all different expressions of the same faith, as this Ahmad brings the Muslim goal of converting the world much closer to the Christian form of the same. I need to think about this some more.

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