Oldest American Muslim organization responds to President Obama’s call to root out extremist ideology
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, the nation’s oldest Muslim organization, will gather Muslims from across the U.S. in the largest Mosque in San Bernardino County at the end of the month for its 30th annual Jalsa Salana Convention. In the wake of the San Bernardino attack, anti-Muslim backlash felt all across the country and anti-Muslim rhetoric gaining popularity in the presidential campaigns, this convention will confront the fear many have of Islam and delineate between True Islam and extremism.
At the weekend-long convention, Muslim leaders will answer President Obama’s call to decisively and unequivocally reject the hateful ideology of groups like ISIS and those interpretations of Islam that are incompatible with the values of religious tolerance, mutual respect, and human dignity. In the spirit of partnership, the convention’s doors are open to all guests, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.
The event will take place December 25th-27th at the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino, California. The three-day conference will include presentations on the following topics, for which subject matter experts are available for interviews: