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Akber Choudhry is a political analyst based in London, UK, and the former spokesperson for the KNA. In the wake of the May 2010 attacks on Ahmadi mosques in Lahore and the conviction of the Christian Aasia Bibi under Pakistan's blasphemy laws, his views on the Ahmadiyya in the United Kingdom and the blasphemy laws in Pakistan are contributing to these current debates 
Activism[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]
His position on the Pakistan blasphemy and Pakistani "Anti-Ahmadiyya" laws is that their scope falls well within Article 9(2) of The European Convention on Human Rights, but that the problem lies in the prosecutorial threshold and process of these deterrent laws. He is a founding member of Muslim Identity group.
Debates and Interviews[edit | hide | edit source]
Public debates between Muslims and the Ahmadiyya are very rare in the West, and Choudhry has been involved in both of such live televised debates to date. In addition, he has been the only British Muslim to face the media on the Ahmadiyya issue.
Criticism by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community[edit | hide | edit source]
A debate on the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the British Parliament occurred on 20 October 2010  that covered serious community and media concerns over the Lahore attack on Ahmadi Muslim mosques. The application of Blasphemy Law in Pakistan was also aired in this debate, together with the role of the Khatm-e-Nubuwwat Academy. The Wandsworth Guardian
The CPS decided that no crime had been committed and no charges were brought, something that he had insisted on throughout the controversy.
The smaller Lahori Ahmadiyya group have taken very strong exception to his views on Pakistan's blasphemy laws, which has been under serious debate for most of 2010.
References[edit | hide | edit source]
- Hardliners call for death of Surrey Muslims
- Aafia and Aasia - a Tale of Two Women
- Muslim Identity
- Believers or heretics? Mainstream Muslims vs. Ahmadiyyas
- British Parliamentary Discussion on Ahmadiyya
- Channel 4 - Hate Crimes Investigation Report
- Religious Hate leaflets found in Tooting, Streatham and Kingston broke this story a couple of days before the scheduled debate in Parliament
- Ahmadiyya 'targeted by hate campaign'
- Channel 4 Investigates Anti-Ahmadi Sentiment in the UK
- Sectarian threats in the UK Cite error: Invalid
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- Akber Choudhry's Shameful Interview on Blasphemy Law