Tuesday, June 21, 2016

USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community GlenEllyn Expresses Concern After Shots Fired at ISNA Headquarters


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community urges patience and dialogue during these trying times and urges all Americans to stand united against intolerance and extremism.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: Bait ul Jamm'e Mosque
By Press Release | June, 20th 2016

Community prays for safety and calm after Mosque shooting

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Glen Ellyn expresses its concern after a mosque sign was shot at in Plainfield, Indiana. The mosque serves as the headquarters for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). While thankfully nobody was reported injured at the mosque, ISNA congregants have reportedly received threats of violence on account of their faith as Muslims.

"We are saddened to hear about this shooting on our fellow American Muslims," said Imam Shamshad A. Nasir of Bait ul Jamm'e Mosque in Glen Ellyn. "We are praying for their safety, the mosque's safety, and for the safety of American Muslims nationwide."

"This is an emotionally tense time, and we will continue to have education programs to share Islam's true teachings to effectively address anti-Muslim sentiment," Imam Shamshad further added.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community urges patience and dialogue during these trying times and urges all Americans to stand united against intolerance and extremism.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans over 200 nations with membership exceeding tens of millions. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the oldest American-Muslim organizations.


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