America’s Oldest Muslim Organization Calls for Peace, Civility and Order
In wake of violent attack on U.S. Capitol, Americans must come together in respect for the domestic process and rule of law.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, America’s oldest Muslim organization, condemns the violence and provocation that besieged our nation’s capital on Wednesday in the strongest possible terms. The peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of America and should never be compromised. For over 100 years, our organization has championed the cause of a just democratic process and has worked to unite Americans of all backgrounds. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA beseeches its fellow Americans to forge common ground to work for the betterment of the nation.
“The attack on the U.S. Capitol was an attack on the integrity of our democracy,” said Amjad Mahmood Khan, National Director of Public Affairs for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “Revolting against one’s own nation is a dangerous path. We must replace division and bitterness with unity and compassion.”
About the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans 213 countries with tens of millions of members. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is the oldest American-Muslim organization.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long- awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.