Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta very strongly condemns the launch of a poster campaign by some fanatic Muslim from a banned Islamic hate group in United Kingdom, against Christmas. The fanatics have launched a nationwide poster campaign denouncing Christmas as evil.
This would be a most provocative act and would achieve nothing but to cause distress and anger to millions of peace-loving persons worldwide. Showing disrespect to any religious event or occasion is a horrific act and is directly contrary to the teachings of all the world’s major religions.
These actions are not a service to humanity or to any religion, but they will surely destroy the peace, tranquility and serenity of the world. We have to show great respect to all the religions, whatever the name is.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, which is a peace loving community, rejects and condemns all acts and forms of disrespect and insult towards other religions, their teachings and their events and celebrations, unreservedly and totally, because it is our deeply rooted belief that not only Islam but no true religion, whatever its name, can permit disrespect or insult towards others. The Ahmadiyya Community very boldly and loudly, without any fear, speaks against these acts of hatred. And always promotes tolerance, harmony, universal brotherhood and inter-faith dialogues so that the respect and love among religions can be established.
Today the world needs peace, love and brotherhood. The world needs an end to wars. Instead of walls of hatred being erected we need peace to prevail and for this to occur people of all faiths must join together in love and respect.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat with great sympathy and sincerity appeals to those who have launched this hatred campaign, that this is not a time to sow the seed of hatred, malice, disrespect and intolerance because they will ultimately destroy the peace of our societies and will create disorder on this beautiful planet. But, please, let us sow the seeds of love, harmony, tolerance and universal brotherhood, because these values will grow fruitful trees and gardens of peace, tranquility and serenity for the whole mankind. And let us spread the message of love for all, hatred for none.
Here, may we also take the opportunity to congratulate all our Christian brothers and sisters a very blessed and happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Peace be with us all. Ammen