Americas

Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

Source: BBC US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break vote in the House of Representatives on Friday on his troubled healthcare bill. The American Health Care Act is meant to replace parts of President Barack Obama’s signature “Obamacare” law. A vote on Thursday was delayed because of opposition from […]

USA: An “Ahmadi Muslim Marine” examines intersecting identities

Source: http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/2017/03/a-muslim-marine-examines-intersectional-identities/ By Shelby Brown on March 22, 2017 By Shelby Brown— U of L’s Engage Lead Serve Board hosted “The Muslim Marine” Mansoor Shams March 21. Shams travels across the country to speak his time in the U.S. Marine Corps as an American Muslim. He also talks about carrying his […]

Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat to raise funds for Milton District Hospital (MDH)

Source: http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/7203192-second-annual-run-for-milton-set-to-raise-funds-for-hospital/ Milton Canadian Champion | By Melanie Hennessey Second annual Run for Milton set to raise funds for hospital Get ready to lace up those sneakers and run in the name of charity for Milton District Hospital (MDH). Plans are in the works for the second annual Run for Milton, organized […]

USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Connecticut at the Baitul Aman mosque in South Meriden supports tough laws for hate crime

Source: http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/state/10126232-154/bill-to-toughen-hate-crime-laws-spurred-in-part-by.html By Mike Savino Record-Journal staff Bill to toughen hate crime laws spurred in part by Meriden mosque incident HARTFORD — Democrats are pushing a bill to toughen the state’s hate crime law and expand the number of groups protected, saying a series of high-profile incidents shows the changes are […]

USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community promoting harmony at an event at the Silver Spring Township Administration

Source: http://abc27.com/2017/03/21/local-muslim-community-hosts-meet-and-greet/ http://up.anv.bz/latest/anvload.html?key=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 MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Local Muslims met Monday night with residents on the West Shore. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community held a friendly conversation about current issues and promoting harmony at an event at the Silver Spring Township Administration. “A community is not a bunch of separate entities co-existing. […]

USA: Adath Emanu-El & Ahmadiyya Muslim community Willingboro hold joint roundtable discussion called “Dialogue For Our Time”

Source: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/03/20/2-faith-communities-come-together-to-discuss-recent-acts-of-hate/ MOUNT LAUREL, NJ (CBS) — Two faith communities met for an open dialogue in Mount Laurel, New Jersey Sunday after what they are calling recent acts of hate and bigotry. That includes vandalism of the Mount Carmel Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia and threats against Jewish community centers nationwide. Members […]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Philadelphia organize #MeetAMuslim to clear up misconceptions about Islams

Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jenice_armstrong/Local-Muslim-sect-wants-to-put-a-face-to-Islam.html by Jenice Armstrong, Daily News Columnist @JeniceArmstrong | armstrj@phillynews.com Local Muslim sect wants to introduce people to Islam with #MeetaMuslim effort Updated: MARCH 20, 2017 — 5:00 AM EDT When you’re an American Muslim, it’s bad enough that you have to take all kinds of crap from people because […]

USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Austin’s Coffeeshop meeting fosters discourse about Islam, builds friendships

Source: http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2017/03/19/coffeeshop-meeting-fosters-discourse-about-islam-builds-friendships-with-muslims BY ALBERT ZHAO A woman wearing a hijab, a traditional head covering worn by some Muslim women, in the Texas heat may automatically be viewed as oppressed, when in fact it was the individual’s decision, said Arif Mirza, outreach director for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Austin. Speaking to […]

Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth’s ‘Islam Understood’ campaign teaches true Islam nationwide; holds over 100 open house exhibitions

Source: http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2017/03/19/youth-group-wants-to-build-bridges-of-understanding-of-islam By Todd Hambleton, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder Youth group wants to build bridges of understanding of Islam A national Canadian Muslim youth group has launched a nationwide campaign to provide citizens an opportunity to learn about the true teachings of Islam. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association has been presenting “Islam Understood,’’ […]