Canadian Ahmadiyya Muslims at an event celebrating their spiritual leader say they're not worried about a new poll suggesting most people in this country think immigrants should do more to fit in.
Thousands of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community composed largely of immigrants lined the streets outside a mosque in Maple, Ont. on Monday night to wave, cheer and pray as their caliph, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, arrived.
The caliph is the Ahmadiyya group's spiritual leader — similar to the pope but on a far smaller scale — and those who caught a glimpse of the leader outside the Baitul Islam Mosque said seeing him was a powerful and joyous moment. There are about 20 million Ahmadiyya Muslims worldwide.