When the Mayflower landed in the New World in 1620, those aboard sought to escape religious persecution in Europe.
As an Ahmadi Muslim from Pakistan I have experienced firsthand the need for the U.S. to remain a religious safe haven.
In Pakistan the members of my community lack the right to identify as Muslims and face severe government-sanctioned persecution.
We are denied service at stores due to minor doctrinal differences. In extreme cases our lives have been threatened by our fellow countrymen.
Following the horrendous events in Paris and San Bernardino, a few extremists such as Donald Trump have begun to publicize extreme plans to deal with the...