Statements From Notable Public Officials

On July 2, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA awarded three distinguished honorees the Community's inaugural 'Ahmadiyya Muslim Humanitarian Award': U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA-12), Nina Shea (Commissioner for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom) and Veerawit Tianchainan (Executive Director of Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation).

Read more: Inaugural Ahmadiyya Muslim Humanitarian Award Given to Three Honorees

On July 2, U.S. Under Secretary of Education, Dr. Martha Kanter, addressed the 63rd Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.  On April 29, 2009, President Obama appointed Dr. Kanter as Under Secretary of Education.  On June 19, 2009, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Kanter's appointment.  Read the press announcement pdf here .  Read the full text of Under Secretary Kanter's remarks pdf here  . Watch the video here

On July 2, the Director of Pakistan Affairs for the U.S. State Department, Tim Lenderking, addressed the 63rd Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.  In addition, Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sent special greetings to all convention delegates.

Watch the video of Mr. Lenderking's address here
Watch the video of Ms. Pandith's special message here

Washington D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemned the deadly terrorist attacks on Wednesday and Friday on Shi’a and Ahmadis in Pakistan.
“USCIRF condemns these horrific attacks and extends our condolences to the victims and their families,” said USCIRF chair Leonard Leo. “These tragedies show yet again that the Pakistani government must do more to protect its citizens, particularly members of religious minorities, from sectarian and religiously-motivated violence, and bring perpetrators to justice.”
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