Mosque Leaders to Hold Anti-Extremism Event

MOUNTAIN LAKES — Condemning the deadly events that took place in Brussels, Belgium last week, local religious leaders will be joined by Morris County officials to discuss anti-terrorism and anti-extremism positions at the Villa at Mountain Lakes on Wednesday, March 30.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will hold the event, titled United Against Extremism, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be joined Mayor James Barberio and mayors from Basking Ridge and Saddle Brook, along with officials from Morris County and Homeland Security Operations Chief Walter Pullen, as well as Imam Azher Haneef, Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community categorically condemns all terrorist attacks, including the recent assault in Brussels, Belgium,” the group said in a statement. “As a counter narrative to extremist ideology, the True Islam and the Extremists campaign dispelling myths and misconceptions about Islam will be discussed to unite in the fight against extremist ideologies.”

The event is free and open to the public. The Villa is located at 90 Route 46, Mountain Lakes.