The President championed freedom of religion for all faiths, our collective responsibility to speak up against discrimination in a unified voice, and reassured American Muslim youth that they belong here. “As President of the United States, let me clear, you fit in right here,” said President Obama, “You belong here. You’re part of America. You’re not Muslim or American. You’re Muslim and American. Stay engaged in your community. Help move our country, your country, forward.”
“This speech and visit is a reassurance for all American Muslims and indeed all Americans,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, “We must act on President Obama’s remarks about setting aside sectarian differences, remaining united, and teaching our youth to be proud American Muslims. We invite all our fellow Americans, regardless of faith, to embrace this unity by endorsing the True Islam campaign.”
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA launched the “True Islam and the Extremists” campaign in December 2015 to unite Muslims and non-Muslims. To date, thousands have endorsed the True Islam campaign, including several members of Congress, police chiefs, and community activists. The True Islam campaign educates all Americans about true Islam, distinguish it from extremism, and to promote national security. We invite all Americans to visit www.TrueIslam.com and endorse the eleven points.