Thursday, March 21, 2013
"A peaceful world can only be achieved if our two communities work together in promoting harmony," Nasir Jadran writes.
Thursday, March 21
The Roman Catholic Church enters a new era with the election of Pope Francis. The Khalifa of Islam and head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim community congratulated the Pope, urging him to utilize his office to build peace and harmony among different faiths. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has a long history of working towards peace. The founder of the community, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, echoed lessons of peace originally preached by the Prophet Muhammad. Muhammad frequently invited Christians to interfaith dialogues, to work towards interfaith peace. In the same spirit, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community invites Pope Francis to work with Muslims in developing global harmony. A peaceful world can only be achieved if our two communities work …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The talks will take place on March 7 from 7-9 p.m.
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Sunday, February 24
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Chantilly invites the public to attend a conference on Muhammed in early March. The talks will begin at 7 p.m. March 7 and continue til 9 p.m. at the Mubarak Mosque, 4555 Ahmadiyya Drive, Chantilly. The organizers describe it as an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to learn. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded in 1889 and has members in over 200 countries. For more information, contact Nasir Jadran, email@example.com or 703-201-9384.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Fairfax County Police arrested Trenton M. Carter, 18, of Centreville.
Fairfax County Police have arrested a Centreville man they believe caused more than $200,000 worth of damages by vandalizing a Chantilly mosque earlier this year. Police arrested Trenton M. Carter, 18, of Round Lick Lane, on May 3 on one count of felony destruction of private property, according to arrest records. Fairfax County Police believe Carter did not act alone, and expect there will be a second arrest, "possibly more," said Capt. Purvis Dawson, commander of the Sully District Police Station. Dawson said the arrest confirmed the police's initial theory that the vandalism was not a hate crime, but rather "a random act of vicious stupidity." The investigation continues. Police said they intentionally did not publicize the arrest right…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
"The desecration of the building is an overt act of bigotry, an act that threatens to rend the delicate ties that hold a community of diverse people in balance."
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Dear Editor: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling is deeply saddened by the violence visited upon the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Mosque in Chantilly. The vandalism, which included the destruction of all of the first level windows and glass doors, will cost the community $60,000 in repairs. Tallying the damage begins with recognition of the monetary loss, but does not stop there. The Mosque is a community within a community, a neighbor to neighbors. The desecration of the building is an overt act of bigotry, an act that threatens to rend the delicate ties that hold a community of diverse people in balance. We extend our sympathy and concern to the Ahmadiyya community and hope they will have the means to rebuild, as we hope …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The evidence at the scene indicates that the crime was a random act of destruction.
Fairfax County Police believe that the recent vandalism at the construction site of a new Chantilly mosque was probably a random act of vicious vandalism, Captain Purvis Dawson, the commander of the Sully District Police Station, said Tuesday. The Northern Virginia chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will have to delay the mosque's opening (previously scheduled for late February), and leaders estimate the amount of damage is in the tens of thousands of dollars. The vandalism has generated interest throughout the metro area and from Islamic communities around the country. The Council on American-Islamic Relations this morning issued a press release asking that the FBI become involved and consider bias as a possible motive. However, …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Leaders of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community estimate tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage.
Under the cover of darkness Sunday night, vandals downed alcohol, threw rocks and smashed the windows—along with over a decade of hard work, financial sacrifices and prayers—of a Chantilly mosque. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community was reeling Monday after learning of the destruction at the construction site, which leaders estimated could cost up to $60,000 to repair. The vandals took out most of the glass windows and doors on the first floor, and even two windows high on the second floor. “It’s kind of devastating to see," said Usman Ghumman, the general secretary. "All the windows are smashed in, like in an insane way. Like somebody went systematically, door to door, to whatever’s reachable.” More upsetting than the financial damage, …