I congratulate President Barack Obama for winning a second term as our president.
As a Muslim-American, I am particularly grateful that he supports religious freedom.
I emigrated from Pakistan, and there was I prevented from even calling myself a Muslim merely because I belong to a minority group, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Here in America, I can worship and visit my mosque without harm. I passed my worst 28 years in Pakistan and was mentally upset, but nowI am feeling myself as a newborn child and growing with freedom of life.
I pray that visionary leaders like President Obama influence the rest of the world toward the same freedom of religion that I now enjoy here in my new home.
The writer is a member of the Muslim Writers Guild of America.