Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Argentina adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Argentina announced that it was adopting the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.

In the framework of an activity organised by the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, Imam Marwan Gill presented Ariel Gelblung, American Director of the Wiesenthal Center, with a document reading the following text:

“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Argentina, as a contribution to the coexistence in diversity characteristic of this nation, adopts the Definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), responding to the invitation made by the National State in art. 2 * of Resolution 114/20 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This action is fully consistent with our motto ‘Love for all, hate for none'”.

“15 million Ahmadis worldwide often face persecution as “infidels and heretics,” said Mr. Gelblung, “The [Simon Wiesenthal] Centre has denounced this persecution along with the Armenian victims of the Ottomans in 1915, the Kurds gassed by Saddam Hussein and the persecuted Bahá’ís in Iran.

“The late Simon Wiesenthal in 1995, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, was appointed Austria’s ‘Ambassador’ against genocide. He focused on the massacres of Rwandan Tutsis and Bosnian Muslims, he added, “surely he would have grown old to include the Ahmadis in his list of contemporary victims in need of attention, support and protection.”

“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is one of the most positive and dynamic moderate Muslim communities in the world. Under its motto “Love for all, hate for none” it works with different nations, people of all races, creeds and religions to promote harmony and peace,” Mr. Gelblung concluded.

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