Thursday, July 13, 2017

Germany: Karlsruher Ahmadiyya Muslime start counter-terrorism information campaign

They want to build up information centers and clarify questions from the population, explain the initiators.

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Source/Credit: KARLSRUHE News
By Florian Kaute | July 12, 2017

With campaign of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Under the motto "We are all German" the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat wants to spread enlightenment around Karlsruhe on the subject of Muslims.

Only a small minority of the Muslims are responsible for terror. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat community wants to spread this message as part of an Islamic information campaign in the district of Karlsruhe. In this way, distances are to be reduced and cooperation is promoted.

"In the face of the unspeakable terror in the name of Islam, we as Muslims feel obliged to educate the people about homeland love and loyalty to the country as part of Islam." With these words, the Muslim community of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat (AMJ)in Karlsruhe had invited to the idea of ​​an action by which they would clean up the prejudices against people of their faith and thus improve the "negative image".

Reduce fears and create closeness

Under the motto "We are all German" they want to travel through the district of Karlsruhe from July to September and visit all the localities. In parallel, this Islam-Info-Campaign is to take place throughout Germany. They want to build up information centers and clarify questions from the population, explain the initiators.

Previously, in the Karlsruhe district no actions were planned, because they were already regularly represented with infostands. The dates have not yet been fixed, but will soon be published on the municipality's website. In addition, they want to organize events to promote dialogue.

"We are all Germany" campaign of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat
Image: Florian Kaute
The aim was to dismantle the fears of the citizens and thus create a closeness. "It is the minority of the Muslims who are responsible for the terror attacks," emphasizes Aamq Ahmad, imam of the AMJ in Darmstadt. In the name of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, he distanced himself from the terrorist attacks: "The Holy Qur'an says, 'If a man kills a man, it is as if he had killed all mankind.'" One's own stand for the mercy of society and refuse violence.

Meeting of the community planned in Karlsruhe


According to the municipality, 40,000 supporters of the Ahmadiyya currently live in Germany, while 230 are living in the Karlsruhe area. The Islamic special community was founded in 1889, since 1923 it has also been found in Germany.

The group, according to its own statement, expresses the faith differently than most Muslims and sees itself as "Islamic reform community." The Christian faith, on the other hand, is not rejected. Rather, he is "not as up-to-date" as the Islamic beliefs of Ahmadiyya.

The AMJ joins annually in a meeting at the Karlsruhe fair. There will again be more than 35,000 followers coming together this August.

The article has been edited.

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Photo: Tahir Ejaz Butt (President Jamaat Karlsruhe), Nabeel Parwaiz (leader of the youth organization of Jamaat Karlsruhe) and Iman Afaq Ahmad introduce the campaign. | Image: Florian Kaute

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