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What America means to Muslims who fled persecution

What America means to Muslims who fled persecution

In 1974, the Pakistani government declared Ahmadi Muslims, a minority sect of Islam, as non-Muslims. Ever since, Ahmadi Muslims have been victims of mosque burnings, massacres, targeted killings and other atrocities.

Ahmadis in Pakistan are banned from reading the Quran, banned from calling their places of worship "mosques" and banned from committing anything considered "Islamic."

Moreover, not only has the Pakistani government initiated this violence, but officials refuse to prosecute those who commit such crimes.

I grew up hearing stories of how my family left that chaotic situation and took refuge in the U.S. This country has welcomed our family...

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