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Letter: Response to doctor's death in Pakistan

Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 3:28 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Another act of brutality occurred in Pakistan. An Ahmadi Muslim-American cardiologist and humanitarian, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar, who was visiting Rabwah, Pakistan, on a medical mission for Tahir Heart Institute, was gunned down May 26 because of his faith. As he held his 2-year-old son, the enemy targeted and murdered him in cold blood right in front of his beloved family, including his wife.

Prophet Muhammad said, “It is enough misfortune for a man that he should look at his Muslim brother with disdain. Every Muslim’s blood, wealth, honor and respect are sacred and sanctified for the other Muslim.”

Dr. Qamar was a visiting cardiologist at Tahir Heart Institute, which recognizes the needs of each individual, particularly the poor. In this hospital, all are treated without discrimination. Many Ahmadi Muslim physicians, including Dr. Qamar, have volunteered their medical services for the cause of humanity and visit the hospital from all over the world. The tragedy does not stop here. The saddest part is that the one who is relieving pain and saving lives of mankind, including the enemies, is killed just because of his faith. May God elevate his status in heaven.

Samrah AhmadBloomingdale

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