Mubashir Mumtaz, spokesperson and secretary for public affairs for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, will join representatives from 70 chapters to meet with congressional leaders this weekend in Washington, D.C.
Mumtaz said he is meeting with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s national security adviser and hopes to meet with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey to discuss issues relating to religious freedom, civil rights and national security.
“I have requested meeting with both offices,” he said in an email.
Mumtaz will travel with his wife and four children “to say that we are loyal Americans and support the president in keeping all of us secure.
“However, he added, “the executive order was unjustified. The world is becoming a global village and become increasingly inter-dependent – and so we have to co-operate with one another and respect each other’s beliefs.
“Last year, Matthew Jansen, a delegate to the Republican National Convention criticized a Christian church in York for posting a message that wished fellow Muslims a “blessed Ramadan.” Jansen later apologized for his remarks and attended a dinner at the Hadee Mosque in Harrisburg.
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