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Local Muslim organization condemns Brussels terrorist attacks, plans vigil

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The Metro Detroit Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA condemned the Brussels terror attacks and will offer prayers and sympathies during its Muhammad: Messenger of Peace Conference at Henry Ford College on Wednesday, March 23.

“We grieve with our fellow human beings. This wasn’t just an attack on Brussels, it was an attack on humanity itself,” says Dr. Mansoor Qureshi, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Metro Detroit. “There is no basis for these barbaric actions in Islam, and we must all come together to promote peace and justice in our world”

This morning’s terror attack in Brussels left more than 30 dead and more than 200 wounded, including nine American, one of whom was former Oakland University basketball player Sebastien Bellin, a Belgian native. The group called it “a tragic and barbaric act against humanity.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Metro Detroit says its symposium will provide a glimpse into the life, character and true teachings of Muhammad and Islam. It hopes the conversation will help dispel  “myths and false narratives perpetuated in society by both Muslims and Non-Muslims.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s membership exceeds tens of millions in 200 countries. It is the oldest America’s oldest Muslim organization in the US. It came to Detroit in 1921.

Here are the details:

Who:       Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Metro Detroit Chapter

What:      Muhammad: Messenger of Peace Symposium

When:     Wednesday, March 23 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Where:    Henry Ford College, Admin. Service Conference Center – Building L, Forfa Auditorium, 5101 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn

More than 200 are expected to attend. Invited guests include public officials, professors, and interfaith leaders.

If you are interested in attending this free event you can find more information at

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