Saima Sheikh is media communications leader for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The Ahmadiyya, of course, are considered heretics by mainstream Muslims for their belief in "the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani" – the 19th century religious leader whom the Ahmadis consider a prophet, in defiance of the Koran's claim that Muhammad is the "seal of the prophets" (33:40). Saima Sheikh doesn't mention this all-important fact in her Thursday op-ed for FoxNews.com, "A Muslim-American Woman Reacts to Obama's Ground Zero Visit and Bin Laden's Death." Instead, she gives the impression to unwary and uninformed non-Muslims that some eminent Muslim authority has declared violent jihad un-Islamic. In reality, it is in part for that declaration that Ahmadis are being ferociously persecuted today in Pakistan and Indonesia, and the governing authorities do not even consider them to be true Muslims.
Sheikh begins: "It has been four days since we learned that the infamous Usama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and the most wanted man in the world has been killed. I would like to thank the brave United States Navy SEALS. As an American-Muslim woman, I am happy that justice has finally been served."