Andrew Brons has received a letter of congratulation on his election to the European Parliament from the President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Sheffield, Mr Mohsin Abbas Rizwi.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community seeks to rejuvenate Islamic moral and spiritual values, advocating peace, tolerance, love and understanding among followers of different faiths. It strongly rejects violence and terrorism in any form and for any reason.
Ahmadis first arrived in the 'Steel City' in the 1960's and an official Ahmadi community was established in 1985.
According to Mr Rizwi the local society has developed excellent relations with the community at large and the new Bait-u-Afiyyat mosque, which was opened last year, was built on the site of a public house called 'The North Pole'.
Andrew wrote in his letter of reply:
"Thank you very much for your letter of 1st July and your congratulations.
"If you or your fellow members would like to bring any concerns to my attention, please don't hesitate to contact me.
"Thank you again for your kind wishes."