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Religious Conflicts
Murdered for his faith [Letter]

An American cardiologist, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, was recently murdered in Pakistan for his faith ("American doctor shot dead in Pakistan in suspected sectarian attack," May 27). He was an Ahmadi Muslim traveling back to his country of origin to volunteer his services at the Tahir Heart Institute in Rabwah, Pakistan, as many Ahmadi doctors do. A few days into his visit he was visiting the graves of other Ahmadis, including his father, when he was gunned down in front of his family by unknown assailants. Dr. Qamar was one of 137 Ahmadis who have been killed for their faith over the last four years. Since 1984, it has been illegal for Ahmadis to call themselves Muslims or practice...