(September 14, 2013) – Muslims gathered at the recently concluded Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) Convention in Washington, D.C. enthusiastically welcomed the announcement of an agreement of mutual respect and unity between Sunni and Shi’a Muslims, reached between prominent leaders of the two groups.
“It was a very moving moment for the history of Islam in America,” said ISNA President, Imam Mohamed Magid. “ISNA is a platform for the unity of Muslims – whatever brings Muslim together strengthens all of them.”
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) celebrated its 50th Anniversary at its Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. over the Labor Day weekend.
Thousands of people, from all walks of life participated in the convention.
“I, personally as the moderator for the event, am very much thankful to ISNA and their hardworking staff and members,” said Imam Nahidian, Director of Manassas Mosque in Northern Virginia and a signatory to the agreement. “I believe due to the sincerity and love of so many volunteers, this successful event was achieved and no doubt, Allah’s help is with a gathering bringing Muslims together.”
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Vincent Gray, congratulated the Muslim American Community on the auspicious occasion.
In his video address, the President highlighted the many ways in which Muslim Americans and ISNA leadership are serving as an effective partner in promoting inter-religious initiatives in the United States and religious freedom for minorities around the world.What tommyrot! Religious freedom for minorities is in scant supply in much of Dar al Islam--and the leader of the free world is a skinny ninny.