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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) strongly condemns the shooting that occurred at the Fort Hood Army Base on November 5, 2009. The AMC holds to the true Islamic teaching of peace and denounces any act that disturbs the peace of any society and the security of any community.

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) USA strongly condemns comments made by French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his parliamentary speech on June 22nd, in which he ridiculed the Islamic veil and burqa worn by Muslim women all over the world. In a damaging display of secular extremism, President Sarkozy stated that such Islamic dress “is not welcome in France.” President Sarkozy claimed to be defending women’s civil liberties but has gone too far by attempting to remove clothing from Muslim women who choose to cover themselves. Such an extreme secular stance damages societal peace.

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) strongly condemns the violence towards Pakistan's Christian minority last week in the town of Gojra.  In response to a report that a Quran had been defiled, a mob of up to 20,000 individuals in Gojra rioted and, on Saturday, attacked local Christian residents for no other reason than their religious beliefs.  More than 100 Christian houses were burned and looted in a rampage that lasted 8 hours and resulted in 20 injuries and seven deaths.  Pakistani authorities later stated that the report that spurred this violence was spurious.

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The Selangor Council of Islamic Religion in Malaysia has issued a notice ordering the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Malaysia (AMC Malaysia) to immediately stop offering Friday Prayer services at the national AMC headquarters, the Bait-us-Salam Mosque. Various other activities of AMC Malaysia have also been banned under the terms of the notice and members of the AMC have been threatened with imprisonment and fines if they do not comply.

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