Canada’s Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau was in Mississauga Saturday afternoon to address tens of thousands in attendance at Canada’s largest annual Islamic convention organized by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canada.
Trudeau said it was great to be back at the Jalsa Salana convention and congratulated Lal Khan Malik, the National President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Canada for putting the event together.
He went on to say:
“I am delighted to be back here among the Ahmadiyya community, each time i feel the warmth of your friendship, your kindness and compassion and with your help i will be back again next year as your Prime Minister … Inshallah”
Trudeau also quoted the IV Khalifa of Islam Ahmadiyya the late Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad and said:
When he was in Toronto the 4th Khalifa late Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad said My Prayer is that Canada should become the World and the World should become Canada, i think we can all agree on that.
Trudeau told the audience at the convention that “Liberals believe in a Canada that is united — strong not in spite of its differences, but precisely because of them.”
He said that under Stephen Harper, Canadians are being encouraged to be fearful of one another, and there has been a decline in family reunification, refugees and citizenship applicants.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke at the Ahmadiyya Muslim convention on Friday, He mentioned the issue of homegrown terrorism and praised the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for their efforts to curb youth radicalization.