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.