Originally Published in Harford Courant
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Connecticut wholeheartedly thanks God and the honorable U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney for graciously inviting Dr. Mohammed Qureshi, our statewide president, as his guest at for President Obama‘s 2016 State of the Union address. We are honored to join the congressman representing patriotic Muslims for peace at President Obama‘s final State of the Union speech.
In his December Oval Office address, President Obama called on Muslim leaders to speak out against violent interpretations of Islam. As is a hallmark of one of the oldest and largest Islamic organizations in the U.S., our Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA swiftly responded. We launched a non-sectarian campaign called True Islam. We have already received thousands of endorsements of the 11-point drive based on the Holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad to actively combat radicalization and terrorism in all guises while strengthening America’s national security against extremism.