On Saturday The Weekend Australian published three articles attacking the teachings and philosophy of Islam. In particular, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s article listing nine bullet points as to how sharia law is degrading and demeaning to women uses out of context quotes from the Koran and baseless assertions. Yes, The Weekend Australian does have the right to publish such articles; the views expressed should not be suppressed.

However, Muslims in Australia should be given the opportunity to respond. We invite The Weekend Australian to come to our mosque so that we can respond to all of the allegations listed by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and others. We hope to present our point of view and convince you of the true, peaceful teachings of Islam.

Khizar Rana,
Ahmadiyya Muslim Association,
Walkerville, SA

Direct Link: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/letters/islamic-law-and-custom-challenges-our-values/news-story/29474fbfdb9ce9e23a4600f2011c77e4