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Muslim-American Group Launches U.S.-Loyalty Campaign

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Tuesday morning members of the Ahmadiyya community will be out at Metro stations all over the region handing out pamphlets and talking to commuters about the group's Muslims for Loyalty campaign.

"Especially after 9/11, our introduction to non-Muslim is the negative introduction," says Naseem Mahdi, the community's national vice president. "We are not like this. We are not terrorists. We are not extremists. We are all loyal citizens."

And while Mahdi says the campaign is focused on educating non-Muslims, it also strives to prevent young Muslims from being radicalized by Web sites and extremist clerics.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the country's oldest Muslim-American organization and the minority Muslim sect has faced persecution or worse in Pakistan and other countries.

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