The Summer 2012 issue of The Muslim Sunrise, entitled, “In Defense of Islam: Confronting the Critics,” responds to anti-Islam allegations made by 10 infamous critics of Islam. The Muslim Sunrise invites these critics to debate representatives of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community publicly, in an effort to expose their allegations “as either baseless, dishonest, or criticisms of practices which, although present in Muslim-majority countries, have no basis in the religion of Islam. In doing so,” the editorial says to the critics of Islam, “the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community defends Islam not just against your misinformation, but also from the misguided ulema who pass off their own twisted beliefs as Islamic.”
Critics include: Geert Wilders, who recently released his book, Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me; Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, co-Founders of Stop Islamization of America (whose back and forth with The Muslim Sunrise can be read on Twitter); Daniel Pipes, Director of the Middle East Forum; and several others “from a diverse group of widely recognized politicians, pundits, pastors, professors and authors” (editorial).
The Muslim Sunrise was founded in 1921 by Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, a companion of the Promised Messiah and first missionary sent to the United States. Its 90+ years of archives can be read online. Its annual subscription costs $15 for four quarterly issues.
Download the new issue here and follow on Twitter @MuslimSunrise. The new issue will be released in hard copy at the 64th Annual Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania later this month.