Qasim Rashid, who writes for the Huffington Post, is frustrated with the mainstream media (join the club).
There exist two scenarios where no one can hear you scream. The first is of course, in space because there’s no oxygen. And the second is on Earth, but only if you’re a global Muslim leader condemning ISIS and promoting universal religious freedom.
Such was the result of the landmark address His Holiness the Khalifa of Islam, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, delivered last week in London before 1,000 dignitaries, politicians, faith and thought leaders, and academics at the 2014 Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Symposium.
To Mr. Rashid’s chagrin, the event didn’t get much press, despite the fact that Mr. Ahmad condemned forced conversions (“all people are free to believe or not to believe”) and, without naming names, called upon “certain powers,” including “oil-rich states,” to stop financing extremist groups. Admittedly, that’s decent-to-good stuff.
The term “His Holiness” appears 13 times in Rashid’s 800-word article, by the way, so it’s fair to say that he’s quite the fan.