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Muslim group links attack to Canadian, by Stewart Bell (National Post)

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Dec. 14, 2016

An attack on a mosque in Chakwal, Pakistan, has led to calls for an investigation in Canada over allegations a Toronto- area man was part of a group that vowed “extreme measures” against the place of worship.

A mob of about 1,000 surrounded t he mosque belonging to minority Ahmadiyya Muslims, according to Pakistani newspapers The Nation and Dawn, as well as social media posts, some showing video of the damage.

The incident Monday reportedly came after locals filed a petition with police claiming “infidels” were illegally occupying the building and unless action was taken “we will be forced to take extreme measures to liberate this mosque.” One of the names near the top of the petition was Haji Malik Rashid Ahmed, whom Ahmadiyyas say is a Canadian. A news website run by the Ahmadiyya community reported he had spoken about the issue at mosques in the Chakwal area….

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