In the past few weeks there has been a lot of debate around the supposed ban on social media by ahmadiyya muslim community but the joint efforts by ahmadi twitter users proved those reports to be inaccurate.Not only that it also drew attention towards the struggle and persecution of the ahmadiyya muslim community which normally goes underreported but this time round their tweets were picked up by Al-Jazeera’s THE STREAM.
The Stream is a unique TV show based upon social media community and aims to cover unheard voices and lesser covered communities around the world.
On July 27th THE STREAM held a debate over the beliefs & persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims with both representatives from ahmadiyya and non ahmadiyya community (mainstream muslims). The program was both aired live and streamed online. Several twitter users from the ahmadiyya community sent in their questions and feedback most notably:
@atiqmangla , @atifahmads , @luqman_ahmad , @KhawabeTalae , @KashifMD , @EhsanAhmad , @naeemshamim , @sainiz, @SaimaMir , @SabahatAhmad , @Harris_Zafar , @QasimRashid, @Waqqarazeem , @ahmadjee , @Lutfislam
But the list wouldn’t be complete without the mention of @daliaziada (guest on the show) who wasn’t shy to air out her blunt and outspoken views regarding the subject, Dalia is an award winning Egyptian blogger & also Regional Director of American Islamic Congress.
Amjad Mahmood Khan, National Director of Public Affairs for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, addressed questions regarding the beliefs of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, as well as the persecution the Community faces across the world.