The Caliph addresses islamophobia and U.S. election results during Calgary visit
The Caliph, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad addressed recent world events during his Calgary visit
The world’s most prominent Muslim leader, the Caliph, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, says spreading the true message of lslam is the best way to thwart Islamophobia.
Speaking in Calgary on Wednesday afternoon, the Caliph says there is little to fear from the results of Tuesday’s voting in the United States and the selection of Donald Trump as the president-elect.
“I have always said that even if he wins, he will never implement his policies,” said the Caliph. “What he was saying was only election-campaign tactics.”
“His attitude has completely changed overnight. Yesterday he was saying that Hillary should be put behind bars and she’s this and that. Today he has said that Hillary Clinton is an asset to the country and should be regarded as an asset to the country. It shows that he has changed somehow.”
The Caliph does not foresee the United States closing its borders to all practicing Muslims.
“I don’t think it’s wishful thinking, I don’t think any government or any sane person could ever take this step.”
Should the next president of the United States extend an invitation, the Caliph says he would gladly accept but would allow Trump’s approach to determine the topics of conversation.
The Caliph does not expect an increase in anti-Muslim activity to follow Trump’s victory. “We are more scared than what is (actually) going to happen.”
His Holiness says the true and peaceful message of Islam of love, peace and harmony is the best approach when facing intolerance.
“If you spread the true message of Islam, which we Ahmidiyya’s have been doing, this is the only thing that we can do to remove the fear, the islamophobia, from the minds of the people of the western world.”
The Caliph is scheduled to leave on Sunday, but his last public event will be the peace conference on Friday.