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Muslim honors Obama


I congratulate the president on his successful election campaign, and thank him for serving the country as President for four more years. As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the goals of my religion coincide with those objectives for the next four years.


Muslims promote peace, justice, and equality for all, and in the next four years together we shall strive to improve the quality of life for everyone in America.

I implore the president to continue to follow and enforce laws that create a positive atmosphere in this country. The process of restoring the economy should continue, and to progress humanity to a new level should be the ultimate goal in the future.

Khalique Ahmed

Muslim Writers Guild

of America

Orland Park

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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