Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom

The following letter was published by The Globe and Mail, on Feb. 22, 2013.

It was intolerance that led to my family’s coming to Canada in 1989, when I was barely 2. We were persecuted in Pakistan for being members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community – the same community whose mosque and community centre the Prime Minister chose for his official announcement of Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom.

On witnessing this occasion, I was reminded of something the late Mirza Tahir Ahmad, previous head of the community, once said: “My prayer is that Canada becomes all the world and all the world becomes Canada.” Amen!

Muneer Ahmad Khan, Ottawa



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