USA: Chino Hills’ Ahmadi Muslims challenges extremism

Source: http://www.championnewspapers.com/news/article_0cdbf52a-0055-11e7-9999-3fbb39159ae3.html


By Marianne Napoles

At the Capitol

At the Capitol – Amjad Khan, raised in Chino Hills, stands in front of the Capitol as he leads a delegation of 121 Ahmadi Muslims to Washington, D.C. on Feb. 17.

Amjad Khan was a little boy when he laid one of the first bricks in the foundation of the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino 30 years ago.

Today, the 37-year-old raised in Chino Hills relishes his volunteer role as the national director of public affairs for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Mr. Khan led a delegation of 121 Muslim men and women from 30 states on Feb. 17 to meet with representatives in more than 200 Congressional offices in the House and Senate.

“We have done this for seven years,” said Mr. Khan. “We call it a Day on the Hill and our aim is to let our representatives know that as American Muslims we love our country, we are civically engaged, and we are trying to dispel myths on Islam.”

The delegation is also promoting a grass roots campaign called “True Islam” to fight extremist ideologies like ISIS, he said. The campaign promotes the principles that define true Islam rather than the perverse Islam peddled by… read more at source.

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