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U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison will deliver keynote address

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will inaugurate its first mosque in Minnesota, named Nusrat Mosque, in Coon Rapids. The Honorable United States Congressman Keith Ellison will deliver the keynote address.  The inauguration is open to the public. 

“In a time when most Americans have never met a Muslim, we invite all Americans to join us in this celebration,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “We believe this mosque, which is open to all people, will foster a spirit of community with neighbors and establish inter-religious harmony and peace.”

A mosque is an Islamic place of worship for Muslims to gather and worship God.  This mosque will have space for men and women to worship, to hold events, and will also have spiritual training classes for children during the weekend. 

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA invites all to attend this special occasion. Please RSVP by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (612) 804-9519.

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Condemns senseless acts of violence at hate rally

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA urges calm after a deadly shooting in Garland, Texas at the site of an anti-Islam rally. Early reports indicate two suspects opened fire at the hate rally and both were killed by security. News reports also indicate a security officer was injured during the attack with non-life threatening injuries. We offer our condolences to the injured officer and pray for his speedy recovery.

“Violence is never an acceptable response to hate speech, no matter how inflammatory and uncivilized that speech is,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, “While we do not yet know what motivated these shooters, we urge calm and defer to local, state, and federal authorities to peaceably and justly resolve this.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA recognizes the legal right to free speech. The Community additionally implores all individuals to elevate their personal morality in speech, and to maintain civility and justice in all affairs.

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Deploys First Responders to Earthquake Epicenter

 

Humanity First USA is making an urgent call for donations after a horrific earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale rocked Nepal two days ago. The latest reports indicate over 2000 lives lost, and scores more injured or at risk of death.

 

Humanity First has deployed a highly trained volunteer first responder team of top healthcare and disaster relief workers to Nepal from North America and Europe. These medical and disaster relief workers are traveling to the earthquake’s epicenter and surrounding regions to provide immediate medical assistance and supplies to those at most imminent risks of further injury and death.

 

“For two decades now Humanity First has served as the world leader in responding to natural disasters,” said Munam Naeem, Executive Director of Humanity First USA, “We are making an urgent appeal to everyone for donations to maximize our efforts on the ground in Nepal. Every dollar donated saves lives.”

 

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Condemns Discrimination of African Americans and Ensuing Riots

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA condemns the violence and rioting currently occurring in the streets of Baltimore. The Community implores peace and justice both for the citizens of Baltimore as well as for law enforcement.

As citizens of this great nation we are pained whenever we see injustice against our fellow citizens,” said Wasim Malik, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, “and there is no doubt that the ongoing injustice against Baltimore’s African American community is inexcusable. Likewise, we condemn the rioting and ensuing violence, and instead implore patience, peace, and legal recourse to unjust acts.”

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA implores Prophet Muhammad’s example of justice and compassion in the face of injustice and violence. We ask all Americans and the government to condemn the biased treatment of African Americans in Baltimore and around the country. We encourage all Americans to work with our respective local, state, and federal governments to justly, legally, and with education, seek a path to peaceful reconciliation and understanding.

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Calls on all Americans to unite against bigotry, falsehood, and violence

 

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA expresses its strong objection to the anti-­Islam hate ads on New York City and Philadelphia public transport. These hate ads promote a fabrication of “Jew-­hatred” that is contrary to the true Islamic teachings of peace for all people of all faiths—including for Jews. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns these ads as a form of hate speech and incitement to religious hatred.

"Such ads ignore the reality of Islam’s pluralistic teachings, and only foster hatred against Muslims under the guise of free speech.” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “States are not moral agents, people are. Evil can only be surmounted when good people band together and decry such speech and actions.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA encourages all Americans to categorically condemn the religious bigotry and violence these hate ads foster. Islam celebrates Jews as equal human beings deserving of equal human rights, and we are open and eager to engage with all our fellow Americans on this important topic.

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