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The Ahmadiyya Muslim community is tackling a number of hot topics this weekend at its annual convention at the International Centre in Mississauga.

Muslims come out to the gathering, dubbed Jalsa Salana, to socialize, listen to lectures and engage in dialogue about current events affecting their community.

Safwan Choudhry, an event organizer, said it's also an open-door affair that offers non-Muslim Canadians a chance to come and ask any questions they may have.

"There are booths that talk about what's happening geo-politically around the world and in the Middle East, there are exhibitions about how to repel and push back against radicalization, and specific strategies on how we can combat extremism around the world," said Choudhry.


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