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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA urges calm after acts of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA urges calm after violence erupted in Charlottesville, VA at a planned white nationalists’ rally. Reports state that violence erupted immediately, leaving several people injured.

The extremists participating in this march chanted numerous violence inciting epithets including “Jews will not replace us.” History already records that such hate speech led to violence, genocide, and contributed to many deaths during World War II.

His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Khalifa of Islam, addressed hate speech, stating, “Let it not be in the name of free speech that the world is destroyed.”

“Islam teaches self-restraint as the best speech,” states Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, “This is a time for Americans to stand united against hate speech and embrace this Islamic principle of free speech based on civility and dialogue.”

We pray for the speedy recovery of the injured victims, and pray for justice.

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On June 10, 2017, the 15th day of Ramadhan, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has scheduled over 100 nationwide open houses and iftars on True Islam. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community invites our fellow Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to stand in solidarity with us at one of our 100+ mosques or meeting centers for dialogue and fellowship about True Islam.

“Hate crimes are at historic highs, we need more dialogue, understanding, and compassion,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, national vice president for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “We extend an open invitation to our neighbors of all faiths or no faith to join us in our Coffee, Cake, and True Islam education campaign against extremism and hate.”

Those interested in participating in this nationwide response to hate can find the nearest open house to them at trueislam.com/events. We look forward to our neighbors joining us to build bridges of understanding and dialogue to overcome hate and extremism.

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Implores unity against extremism in this holy month of Ramadan

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA extends its deepest condolences to the loved ones of the two good Samaritans who lost their lives on Friday evening, May 26. Reports indicate a 35- year-old white male harassed two teen girls when the two good Samaritans intervened to stop him. At that point, the known suspect stabbed both to death and injured a third person.

“Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives standing up for what is right. May God give them comfort, justice, and patience in this difficult time,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, national vice president for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented levels of anti-Muslim hate crimes in America today.”

To combat extremism and misinformation, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has launched the True Islam education campaign at trueislam.com. We invite all our fellow Americans to sign up as a #MuslimAlly at the website. Then, join us for coffee and cake to build bridges of understanding and dialogue to overcome hate and extremism.

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