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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Portland continues to be seen as a reliable source of information regarding Islam and represents the Portland Islamic community often in news stories.  Please see below for news coverage.

Sep 30th, 2010 - Article Published in Portland Skanner

posted Oct 3, 2011, 9:54 AM by AMC USA Portland

The Skanner interviewed Harris Zafar, Outreach Coordinator for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Portland chapter, regarding the October 1st "Muslims for Life" blood drive to be held at the Portland Rizwan Mosque - the first mosque ever built in Portland.  The full article, entitled "Harris Zafar on the 9/11 Commemorative Muslims for Peace Blood Drive" can be read by visiting The Skanner website.

Sep 11th, 2010 - Article Published in Oregonian

posted Sep 16, 2011, 4:30 PM by AMC USA Portland   [ updated Sep 16, 2011, 4:40 PM ]

The Oregonian covered an event organized by Coexist Celebration on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Harris Zafar, our Faith Outreach Coordinator, was a speaker at the event and was interviewed by the Oregonian. The full article, entitled "Tolerance, understanding of Muslim faith at forefront of Lake Oswego Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony" can be read by visiting the Oregonian website.

June 17, 2011 - Live interview on O'Reilly Factor

posted Sep 3, 2011, 7:02 PM by AMC USA Portland

Bill O'Reilly interviewed Harris Zafar, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Faith Outreach Coordinator, on FOX News Network's show O'Reilly Factor, about NY Rep. Peter King's congressional hearing about Muslims in U.S. prisons.  The interview can be seen below.


Mar 29, 2011 - Live interview on O'Reilly Factor

posted Sep 3, 2011, 6:56 PM by AMC USA Portland

Bill O'Reilly interviewed Harris Zafar, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Faith Outreach Coordinator, on FOX News Network's show O'Reilly Factor, about incorrect allegations made regarding the treatment of women in Islam.  The interview can be seen below.


Feb 4th, 2011 - National CBN Story

posted Feb 27, 2011, 8:27 AM by AMC USA Portland   [ updated Feb 27, 2011, 8:34 AM ]

The national Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) traveled to Portland to do a news story about our "Muslims for Peace" initiative.  Rasheed Reno - President of the Portland Chapter - as well as Salman Ahmad - Youth Leader of the Portland Chapter - were both interviewed for this story.  The video can be seen below:


Jan 14th, 2011 - Live interview on FOX News Network

posted Feb 27, 2011, 8:20 AM by AMC USA Portland

The national FOX News network interviewed Harris Zafar, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Faith Outreach Coordinator, on their live morning show entitled "FOX and Friends" about the possibility of the city of Portland re-joining the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force.  The interview can be seen below.


Dec 4th, 2010 - "Straight Talk" Talk Show Appearance

posted Jan 10, 2011, 12:46 AM by Harris Zafar

KGW 8 (local NBC affiliate) hosts a weekly current affairs show entitled "Straight Talk" that airs every Saturday at 6:30pm.  On December 4th, show host Laural Porter welcomed four guests on the show, including Harris Zafar of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to discuss and analyze the attempted Pioneer Courthouse Square terror plot.  Click on this link to see the full video on the KGW 8 website.

Dec 1st, 2010 - KATU 2 Interview about Terrorist Websites

posted Jan 10, 2011, 12:28 AM by Harris Zafar

KATU 2 (local ABC affiliate) aired a story on December 1st about the terrorist websites trying to recruit Muslim youth in America, in light of the attempted Pioneer Courthouse Square terror plot by a 19-year-old Somali-American teen.  Harris Zafar, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Faith Outreach Coordinator, was interviewed for comment about these sites and to ask what is being done to reach-out to Muslim American youth.  The interview can be seen below.


Nov 28th, 2010 - Live interview on FOX News Network

posted Jan 10, 2011, 12:19 AM by Harris Zafar

The national FOX News network interviewed Harris Zafar, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Faith Outreach Coordinator, on their live morning show entitled "FOX and Friends" about local Muslim response to the attempted terror plot in Portland and whether Muslim youth in America are vulnerable to extremists calling for such attacks.  The interview can be seen below.


Nov 27th, 2010 - MSNBC Interview about Portland Bomb Attempt

posted Jan 10, 2011, 12:15 AM by Harris Zafar

The national MSNBC network aired a story on November 27th for their show "Nightly News with Brian Williams" about the attempted Pioneer Courthouse Square terror plot.  The report included an interview with Harris Zafar, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's Faith Outreach Coordinator, about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's response to this incident and showed us as we spoke with Oregonians about our "Muslims for Peace" campaign.  The interview can be seen below.


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