Leader of Qadiani sect told alleged rape victim “to keep quiet”

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Crescent International

Jumada' al-Akhirah 10, 1443 2022-01-13

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by Crescent International

Qadiani sect leader, Mirza Masroor Ahmad reportedly told an alleged rape victim to not report the matter to the police in London. The accused include the girl's own father as well as the sect leader's relatives.

The Qadiani sect in Britain is engulfed in a sex scandal in which the alleged victim of rape has claimed the spiritual leader of the sect, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, told her to not involve the police.

This was reported by the British Daily Mail on January 8 but has since been taken up by other media outlets in Britain and elsewhere.

“In July she filed a complaint to the London Metropolitan Police, which has confirmed that an investigation is ongoing. ‘On July 22, 2021, police received a number of allegations of historic sexual assault reported to have taken place in Wandsworth, Surrey and Dorset between 1987 and 2012. Detectives from the Met’s South West Public Protection team are investigating. A man has been interviewed under caution and enquiries continue,’ the Press Bureau of the London Metropolitan Police told this reporter [Rana Tanveer] by email,” according to a December 29, 2021 report by Pakistan’s Samaa TV.

“Nida has accused the spiritual leader’s brother-in-law Mahmood Shah, and Dr Mirza Mubashar Ahmad, an orthopedic doctor at an Ahmadi hospital in Rabwa and a relative of the leader, of raping her repeatedly during her four-year stay in Rabwa. She has also accused her own father of raping her repeatedly over a number of years when she was younger in the UK. She has accused Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad, the brother of the leader and head of the US Jamaat, of inappropriate flirtation at UK Jalsa Salana (annual assembly) 2018.”

The 36-year-old complainant, Nida ul-Nasser, is a British citizen and lives in Morden, London.

She is the granddaughter of the former sect leader Mirza Tahir Ahmad.

What is truly shocking about the allegations of rape is that the woman says her own father and three other members of the sect sexually assaulted her.

The alleged rapes and sexual assaults occurred multiple times at addresses in London, Surrey, Dorset and Rabwah, the group’s spiritual headquarters in Pakistan.

The rape allegations surfaced in December after the alleged victim’s audio conversation with the sect leader of July 2021 emerged.

During the 40-minute telephone conversation, the Qadiani sect leader is heard telling her to drop the charges and not report to the police.

Mirza Masroor Ahmad is also heard telling the woman she will need four witnesses to prove a rape claim.

In the audio recording, the alleged victim responds: “You are not the supreme head of the British Government, no British court will accept your stance.”

For the record, Western regimes court the sect calling it “moderate” as opposed to mainstream Muslims who are accused of being “extremists”.

The overwhelming majority of Muslims do not accept the sect as being part of Islam.

They believe that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was not the final Prophet and that the sect’s founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a messiah and prophet.

In trying to persuade Nida ul-Nasser to not pursue the rape charges, Mirza Masroor Ahmad is heard in the audio telling her: “even if something happened… Even if it has, I am sure those involved would have asked for forgiveness already.”

The alleged victim was left stunned.

She later wrote on Twitter: “Instead of silencing victims, allegations of abuse should be properly investigated, and perpetrators punished, not protected.”

While the sect is in damage control mode, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed it was investigating allegations of sexual assault between 1987 and 2012.

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