Ahmadi’s are trained to lie and exaggerate. They learned it from MGA. As Ahmadiyya propoganda spread via the British government during WW-2, Ahmadiyya maulvi’s were under intense pressure from the Mirza family to get converts. Thus, they lied about converts many times, they published many news reports claiming that European women/men and American’s had joined Ahmadiyya, they even lied about Russell Webb and his conversion to Ahmadiyya. The list is endless. Nevertheless, today we found the case of Anthony George Baker (he is mentioned as giving speech in ROR of May-1913). See his wikipedia entry herein. Interestingly, he refused to sign Bait in 1916 and died in 1918, nevertheless, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq still listed him as an Ahmadi convert. John Webster is another fake convert that they were presenting. Professor Clement Lindley Wragge is yet another fake-Ahmadi convert as is Alexander Russell Webb.
George Baker’s earliest known connection with American Muslim converts was in August 1893 when Alexander Russell Webb, another early American convert to Islam, published a section of a work by Baker concerning the relationship between medieval Christians and Muslims in Jerusalem in his newspaper the Moslem World. According to author Patrick D. Bowen, Baker was in contact with Webb and may have ran his Oriental Publishing Company from a Philadelphia post office in 1892 and 1894.[9 He was known for his lectures on Islam in Philadelphia and may also have been secretly associated with a group of about twenty Muslim converts in the city during this period. Baker’s Muslim contacts outside the United States included the English convert Abdullah Quilliam and in January 1896 he explicitly identified as a Muslim in a letter to Quilliam’s newspaper The Crescent. According to author Patrick D. Bowen, Baker was in contact with Webb and may have ran his Oriental Publishing Company from a Philadelphia post office in 1892 and 1894. He was known for his lectures on Islam in Philadelphia and may also have been secretly associated with a group of about twenty Muslim converts in the city during this period. Baker’s Muslim contacts outside the United States included the English convert Abdullah Quilliam and in January 1896 he explicitly identified as a Muslim in a letter to Quilliam’s newspaper The Crescent.
Baker also had connections with the Ahmadiyya movement in India through the movement’s English-language journal, The Review of Religions, with which Webb had also corresponded. His contact with the movement began in 1904 and was the result of his writings having found their way to India and coming to the attention of Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, a disciple of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Baker was among a number of European and American figures with whom Sadiq had established contact during Ghulam Ahmad’s lifetime
In Oct. of 1908, BA5 was published, Dr. Baker is mentioned as someone who has admired the work of MGA, see page 132, online english edition.
The Feb-1912 edition of the ROR reproduces a paper by Dr. A. Geo. Baker from Philadelphia.
In the August edition of the english ROR, the full text of a speech by Dr. Baker is published by the Ahmadiyya jamaat. At the bottom of the speech, he mentions MGA in good words, however, he never did any bait at that time.
He refuses to sign bait at the hand of the new Khalifa, nor did he ever sign before (See the ROR of March-April-1916 . He writes:
“””As for the form of initiation into the Ahmadiyya Movement, I am with you heart and soul, although I can not at present sign it. There are a few obstacles in the way which may be removed later on. I am as true a Musselman as any, and read the Qur’an and traditions, and believe them and do as required.”””(See “The Ahmadiyya Mission News, America,” The Review of Religions, March 1916, 154).
The Dec-1917 edition of the ROR reports that white lady from Southsea has converted to Ahmadiyya and her daughter.
Dr Baker died after a short and sudden bout of pneumonia at the age of 69 on 17th February 1918.
The ROR of Oct-Nov-1919 gives a list of 23 converts to Ahmadiyya, these are all lies.
Mufti Muhammad Sadiq is in America and realizes that Dr. Baker is dead, he makes him a convert to Ahmadiyya anways (See Al-Fazl, July 22, 1920 and “Ahmadiyya Mission News, America,” The Review of Religions, July 1920, 246).
The ROR of July-1920 reports that Mr. Ahmad Anderson is an older convert to Ahmadiyya, there is also a Dr. George Baker (aka Anthony George Baker). These people are said to have already been in the USA by the time that Mufti Muhammad Sadiq arrived.
Meanwhile, in the UK, Fateh Muhammad Sial and his team gave a list of 57 converts to Ahmadiyya in the same July-1920 edition of the ROR. It also claims that Mufti Muhammad Sadiq converted 300 people to Ahmadiyya during his short stay in the UK.
The ROR of July-1920 tells the world that Mufti Muhammad Sadiq spoke to the press about Ahmadiyya in the world and reported that there were 600,000 Ahmadi’s when MGA died in 1908. Mufti Muhammad Sadiq was inflating the numbers of Ahmadi’s to the press in the USA. Further, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq and other Ahmadi editors lied about white converts to Ahmadiyya from Europe and America. Mufti Muhammad Sadiq also reported that he had converted 29 people to Ahmadiyya on his ship ride from the UK to the USA.
On October, 1920, Dr. Sadiq moved the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya mission to Chicago because of its central location. He purchased a house in an affluent area of Chicago, at 4448 S. Wabash, and converted it to a mosque.
The ROR of Oct-1920 reports that Muftree Muhammad Sadiq has converted 40 American’s thus far. It also reports that Sadiq moved from New York to Chicago recently. The ROR also mentions that the Ahmadiyya Movement is working on an Arabic newspaper (most likely for the arab muslims living in Dearborn, MI.). They claim to be working with an Arab on this endeavor, Mr. Mohini, the newspaper is called the “Alserat”.
The ROR of Aug-Sep-1920 has an essay about Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, entitled, “An Anecdote of the Mufti”. The July-1920 edition talks about how a Hindu from India converted to Ahmadiyya through Muftree Muhammad Sadiq and took his name. Mufti Sadiq reported that 31+ people had already converted to Ahmadiyya in New York (a total lie). Mufti Sadiq even claims to have converted 6 people to Ahmadiyya, of which 5 were chinese.
In the July-1920 edition of the ROR, it is reported how Sayyal is giving lectures. Maulana Nayyar and Azeez ud Din are also working with him. The ROR also reported that a family in Birmingham had converted to Ahmadiyya, however, this is a lie. They claim this is a Jewish family and even give the names as:
On 20th October, 2018, before departing the city of Philadelphia, Mirza Masroor Ahmad the worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, made a brief stop at the historic Laurel Hill Cemetery. There, at almost a 100-year-old grave, he prayed at his grave.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Links and Related Essay’s
- Bowen, Patrick D. (2015). A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 1: White American Muslims before 1975. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-29994-8.
- Geaves, Ron (2018). Islam and Britain: Muslim Mission in an Age of Empire. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4742-7173-8.
- Luqman, Yahya (2019). “The First Ahmadi Muslim Convert in Philadelphia”. The Review of Religions. Islamic Publications. 114 (4).