Edmonton Ahmadiyya Muslims participate in national educational campaign

News Agencies – October 12, 2012

Local Muslims will go door-to-door in Edmonton and Leduc, Canada as part of a national campaign to educate Canadians about Islam and dispel misconceptions about Muhammad made in an American anti-Muslim video. Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are responding to a call from their spiritual leader in England to peacefully protest The Innocence of Muslims, a video that outraged the Muslim world with its depiction of the Islamic prophet after a trailer of the film was posted on YouTube.

Muslims have a right to be angry but violent reaction must be condemned, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said in a statement issued late last month.

The Ahmadiyya community’s last national campaign two years ago was a response to controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones’ threats to burn Qur’ans on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. About 3,500 young volunteers visited 429,129 houses, reaching out to 1.7 million people in Canada to promote peace, condemn terrorism and violence, and dispel myths about Islam, Rabbani said.

Community Action: Muslims Clean up after New Year’s Celebrations

02./ 03.01.2012

At the beginning of the new year, various newspapers (and news magazine) across Germany reported on local Muslim communities that have volunteered on New Year’s Day to help clean up the city centres after New Year celebrations. Especially young Ahmadiyya Muslims have demonstrated their commitment to the community, which some newspapers described as a clear sign of successful integration.