First Bi-Partisan Muslim caucus will focus on the issue of global persecution of Ahmadi Muslims and other religious minorities
For the first time in Congressional history, the U.S. House of Representatives has formed a bipartisan caucus to work on the global issue of human and civil rights of Ahmadi Muslims. U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) will co-chair the new “Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus”. Both representatives are strong supporters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and past recipients of the "Ahmadiyya Muslim Humanitarian Award" at the Community’s annual U.S. convention.
“Ahmadiyya Muslims face persecution, human rights, and religious freedom abuses in countries around the world for simply practicing their faith,” said U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier during the official launch ceremony on Friday, February 28,2014, “In the United States, we all have basic freedoms, regardless of religious background, that are enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Religious intolerance is a worldwide threat that we must all diligently speak out against. I am proud to be co-chair of Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus and will use this position to educate Congress and the public about the religious intolerance the community faces both here and abroad.”