Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Australia: Members of Ahmadiyya Muslim community are aiming to educate Australians


‘We are very loyal to Australia': Muslim group drop pamphlets to homes across Hobart - prompted by the rise of right wing political groups like One Nation and Reclaim Australia

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: Daily Mail Australia
By Cameron Phelps | December 26, 2016

  • A Muslim group has done a pamphlet drop in Tasmania to try and reduce hate
  • Members of Ahmadiyya Muslim community are aiming to educate Australians
  • The pamphlets are titled 'Muslims for Loyalty' and 'Muslims for Peace'
  • The pamphlet drop correlates with the rise in popularity of political groups
  • The controversial political groups include One Nation and Reclaim Australia
A Muslim organisation has handed out pamphlets to challenge the hateful stereotypes amid the growing popularity of political groups One Nation and Reclaim Australia.

Members of Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Tasmania have done something out of the ordinary by delivering pamphlets to hundreds of Hobart homes in a bid to educate Australians about their faith.

The leaflets titled 'Muslims for Loyalty' and 'Muslims for Peace' include inspiring quotes from Muslim leaders such as 'Love of one's country of residence is part of faith' and 'Love for all hatred for none'.

Ahmadiyya Muslim community Tasmanian state president Doctor Aamir Mahmoud said that correlating with the rise of the popularity of the political parties has been a rise in hatred and ignorance directed towards their faith.

'With the rise of One Nation and Reclaim Australia a lot of people think that Muslims have a personal agenda,' he told the ABC.

'When I came in 2010, most of the people were afraid to talk to me, to come to me.'

Dr Mahmoud said that the message was being received positively but they still had a long way to go.

'(I hope) to change the mind of people. To get very clear concept to them that if some people or a group of people or a person is doing something wrong, it should not be related to every person,' he said.

The group have previously done pamphlet drops in other states throughout Australia.



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