The local New Orleans Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the Loyola University Muslim Student Association will host The True Islam and the Extremists, a discussion about dispelling myths and misconceptions about Islam and to unite in the fight against extremist ideologies.
The event will take place Tuesday, April 12, and speakers include Jeffery Sallet, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI New Orleans Division, Kennith Polite, Jr. United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and Imam Mubasher Ahmed, of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.
The True Islam and the Extremists will take place this Tuesday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Loyola University’s St. Charles Room, at 6363 St. Charles Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, see the press release below:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community categorically condemns all terrorist attacks, including the recent assault in Brussels, Belgium, that left 31 killed and dozens injured. As a counter narrative to extremist ideology, the True Islamand the Extremists campaign dispelling myths and misconceptions about Islam will be discussed to unite in the fight against extremist ideologies. In conjunction with the Loyola University Muslim Student Association, the local New Orleans Ahmadiyya Muslim Community invite all Americans to join them in ending terrorism.
Event: True Islam and the Extremists
When: April 12, 2016, Tuesday 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Where: Loyola University St. Charles Room 6363 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA, 70118
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans 207 nations with membership over 160 million. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the oldest American-Muslim organizations.
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. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.