In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, we'd all be wise to listen to the 5th Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslims Community who has repeatedly been giving viable solutions to remove the poison of ISIS while exhorting Muslims to be true to the faith they follow. He condemned the Paris attacks and prayed for its victims.
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Ahmadis are Muslims who believe in the Promised Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and are today lead by the 5th Khalifa, Mirza Masroor Ahmad who frequents world Parliaments reminding leaders to take considered, reasonable approaches to policy making with justice being the overriding principle.
Address at Capitol Hill in 2012
He warned in 2014 that if ISIS were not 'stopped in their tracks,' they would cause great destruction in the world. He went on to condemn those groups or nations who were financing and supporting terrorist organizations emphasizing the need to cut off the funding of all terrorist groups.
In an interview with LBC in the UK, he called on the government to arm the police and monitor mosques for any extremist rhetoric to prevent youth radicalization.
This year he cited "unquenchable thirst for power, influence and resources" as the main reasons for conflicts today.
Just last year, at the Ahmadiyya Annual Peace Symposium, his Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad addressed the issue of ISIS shattering their ideology and in press conferences as well as private meetings has explained how stopping the funding and supply line of ISIS is the way to destroy them.
European Parliament in 2012
In 2012 he sent a series of letters to major world leaders citing the need to join together with justice and goodwill to establish peace and prevent a global catastrophe occurring.
Again, just a couple of months ago he addressed the Dutch Parliament and also had a message for Muslims saying:
"Quite simply, in Europe and in the West, the governments are secular and so a Muslim can never have the right to violate the laws of the land, to violently oppose the government or to instigate any form of rebellion or insurgency."
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been leading the peaceful revival of the true Islam for 126 years now and constantly warns the world of the dire consequences of turning away from Godliness and good morals. The Khalifa is at the forefront of seeking to bring peace to the world disregarding all considerations of self interest or vested motives. He urges all to give up selfishness, greed, jealousy and vanity so that the world may be saved and mankind may live in harmony with one another.
Now, following the deadly Paris attacks, leaders, politicians and policy makers as well as Muslims the world over would be wise to listen to the Khalifa and his community who have been warning of such events and catastrophes for decades.