Note To Media

Note To Media

from Anjuman-e-Najmi, Detroit

June 22, 2017

Allegations were made before Wayne County Juvenile Court Judge Frank S. Szymanski that the Anjuman-e-Najmi, Detroit mosque paid for religious medical procedures.

In a previous statement, we clearly stated those allegations were false.  Those comments were made without factual evidence to back it up and were intended to intently misstate, overstate and inflame an already difficult situation.

On Tuesday, Assistant Michigan Attorney General Kelli Megyesi told the court: “This allegation is not accurate and that allegation will be removed (from official records).”

Please note this in all future stories, social media posts and online content.  Please amend past stories to reflect this development.

Anjuman-e-Najmi, Detroit is a non-profit Corporation administering and managing the affairs of the Dawoodi Bohra congregation of Detroit. Dawoodi Bohras have made their homes in the United States of America since 1950’s and are a well-integrated, successful community numbering approximately 12,000.  We take our religion seriously but our culture is modern and forward-looking. We are proud that women from our community have high levels of educational attainment and enjoy successful, professional careers.