The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community celebrates its new cultural outpost in Kenner, Louisiana

Source: nola.com

One of the oldest chapters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the country on Saturday celebrated the grand opening of its brand new Kenner community center, in a celebration studded with some of the most influential political leaders in the New Orleans metro area and the state.

R-L: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community National Director of Public Affairs Amjad Mahmood Khan, Jefferson Parish President John Young, former Lt. Governor James Fitzmorris, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni, National Vice President and Missionary In-Charge Naseem Mahdi, and Sen. David Vitter at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center in Kenner on Nov. 16, 2013. (Juliet Linderman)

After Hurricane Isaac ravaged the Muslim sect’s Kenner campus, the group turned its attention to a former office building on 38th Street, which will now serve as the community’s cultural, social and religious nucleus.

To help celebrate, U.S. Sen. David Vitter delivered a keynote speech in which he praised the Ahmadi community, whose motto – boldly displayed at the entrance of the new community center – is “love for all, hatred for none.”

“This community center personifies so many important things about all of us and our shared American experience… continue reading at nola.com

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