Press Release Date: 
September 17, 2015

For Immediate Release
Safwan Choudhry  

Canadian Muslim Community Applauds the Federal Court’s decision to Uphold Religious Freedom During the Citizenship Oath

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at believes that freedom of religion should be recognized and respected while administering the citizenship oath

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at welcomes the decision by the Federal Court to dismiss the appeal to ban the niqab in citizenship oath ceremonies. The decision by the Federal Court upholds religious freedom, is in line with core Canadian values and is indicative of Canada’s status as a truly free and democratic nation.

“We are glad that the Federal Court upheld principles of freedom of religion. It is a true blessing and privilege to live in a free democratic society where both the government and the courts can ultimately make decisions and reach a resolution that is the best for the collective good.” said Mr. Lal Khan Malik, National President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada.