The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (GA Chapter) finished a very successful three-day blood drive run at the Mall of Georgia over this past weekend collecting 162 units of blood. The effort was part of its second annual nationwide campaign ‘Muslims for Life’ in honor of victims of 9/11. All 71 chapters of the community in the country have been holding blood drives since August 11th, 2012 to help Red Cross tackle their critical need of blood while giving the message of peace and life.
The campaign took life last year at the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and was a great success when the organizers surpassed their goal of 10,000 units concluding with more than 11,000 units collected nationwide. It seemed as if the public was waiting to hear the message of life and peace from Muslim Americans and with this campaign they got what they were looking for.
Muslims make less than one percent of the American population yet it seems there has been recent increase in anti-Muslim sentiment in the form of hate attacks, a trend that needs to stop. People absolutely need to fear from extremism of every sort but not from Muslims in general and absolutely not from Shariah which only applies to Muslims.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (USA) is the oldest Muslim presence in the country which categorically denounces terrorism in any form and believes in the separation of state and religion.
The GA Chapter has still some blood drives planned including the one scheduled for September 11th at the Red Cross blood donor center in Duluth. If you agree with this message then please donate blood at your nearest Red Cross Blood donor center and use the code ‘M4LIFE’. Remember one unit saves up to three lives. Visit www.muslimsforlife.org for more information.