Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 – Peace Symposium Coordinator
For Immediate Release
March 02, 2017
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia Condemns Vandalism of Jewish Cemeteries
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canberra stands in solidarity with Jewish Americans in particular & the Jewish community across the world and Australia in general as a second cemetery in the last two weeks was vandalised in the USA. This act is cowardly and unconscionable!
Reports indicate that over 100 gravestones were damaged and overturned at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA a week after more than 100 gravestone were damaged at a Jewish cemetery in St Louis, Missouri.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is deeply troubled by these rising and ongoing attacks on our Jewish brothers and sisters. The members from our Philadelphia chapter have already assisted in the clean-up at the subject sites. We call upon all Australians to stand united against this hatred and extremism.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has experienced similar attacks and acts of vandalism on their graveyards in the past hence the community can relate to these incidents and the grief our Jewish brothers and sisters are currently experiencing. We hope that the perpetrators of the cemetery vandalism will be brought to justice. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is ready to serve and protect our Jewish brothers and sisters against acts of intolerance and hatred, and pray for their safety.
Contact: Ahmed Munir
0415 689 286
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more than 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. 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. The community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. (For the official website of the community please visit: www.alislam.org)