Ahmadis attend Canadian convention
TORONTO: Tens of thousands of Ahmadis met on the final day of their annual Jalsa Salana convention in Canada on Sunday, the first such event ever held in North America.
Up to 30,000 followers of the sect spent three days discussing spiritual and political issues and taking part in religious observances.
The highlight of the event, in the city of Mississauga near Toronto, was an address on Sunday by spiritual leader Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth leader of the Ahmadiyya community, founded in 1889. Ahmadis claim a following of 160 million people worldwide in 150 countries. afp