Ahmadiyya Muslims Get Warm Welcome in Congress

 Despite being “persecuted around the world,” the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has many friends in Washington D.C., Lauren Markoe reports for Religion News Service. On Wednesday, the Islamic faith, which “emphasizes tolerance and nonviolence,” received a personal welcome to Congress by House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi. Markoe writes that the group believes “the messiah has already come as the founder of their community, Hadhrat Mirza Gulam Ahmad, a view perceived as heretical by most other Muslims.”

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