[Congressional Record Volume 158, Number 98 (Wednesday, June 27, 2012)]
[Page H4078]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

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  (Mr. SHERMAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. SHERMAN. Madam Speaker, it is my honor today to welcome to the 
House of Representatives His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. He 
is with us today in the gallery. His Holiness is the worldwide 
spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, which has tens of 
millions of adherents around the world in 190 countries and tens of 
thousands of adherents here in the United States.
  Today at a historic event in the Gold Room of the Rayburn Building, 
we recognized His Holiness' commitment to world peace, to brotherhood, 
to justice, and to religious freedom. I am proud to join with my 
colleague from California, Zoe Lofgren, and others in introducing a 
resolution today in honor of His Holiness' visit here to our Nation's 
Capitol. In the United States, the Ahmadi community is one of the 
oldest and most organized Islamic communities.
  I also want to take this opportunity to recognize two distinguished 
leaders from Los Angeles, Dr. Asif Mahmood and Kareem Ahmed, who are 
also in the gallery here and who show such leadership of the Muslim 
community in the Los Angeles area.
  It is my honor to recognize His Holiness, to invite him to be with us 
here in the people's House. And I want to commend the Ahmadi motto: 
``Love for all. Hatred for none.''

                Announcement by the Speaker Pro Tempore

  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen). Members should not refer 
to occupants of the gallery. In addition, the Chair will remind all 
persons in the gallery that they are here as guests of the House and 
that any manifestation of approval or disapproval of its proceedings is 
in violation of the rules of the House.