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Sky News Debate between Abdullah al Andalusi and British Colonel on UK military intervention in Syria (against ISIS)

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On 2nd July 2015, Sky News TV program ‘The Debate’, hosted a TV debate between Lt. Colonel Chris Parker and Abdullah al Andalusi on whether UK warplanes should enter Syria to bomb ISIS/ISIL? Lt. Colonel Chris Parker, is the former Chief of Staff of UK 7th Armoured Division (‘The Desert Rats’). The Colonel ended up… Read More ›

Current Affairs »

Islamophobia is big money for well known Islamphobes

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The Daily Beast Why do Pamela Geller et al. do it? Sure, they believe it. But they get bankrolled to do it—and on a major scale. People keep asking me why does Pam Geller spew so much anti-Muslim crap? Is it part of her work as a pro-Israel activist? Did she once get food poisoning… Read More ›

Videos »

Sky News Debate between Abdullah al Andalusi and British Colonel on UK military intervention in Syria (against ISIS)

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On 2nd July 2015, Sky News TV program ‘The Debate’, hosted a TV debate between Lt. Colonel Chris Parker and Abdullah al Andalusi on whether UK warplanes should enter Syria to bomb ISIS/ISIL? Lt. Colonel Chris Parker, is the former Chief of Staff of UK 7th Armoured Division (‘The Desert Rats’). The Colonel ended up… Read More ›

MDI News »

VIDEO: Feminism: Heroin(e) of the Masses (Malaysia)

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Here is the video of my conference presentation, “Feminism: Heroin(e) of the Masses”, which I delivered at the international conference held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) by the Malaysian organisation, Wanita ISMA, on 9th May 2015. Feminism is often portrayed as the female protagonist, the heroine, in the cast of so-called patriarchs; but is feminism really a… Read More ›

Spotlight »

Why First Nations People Regard Thanksgiving Day as a National Day of Mourning

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Article originally posted here: http://www.globalresearch.ca/why-first-nations-people-regard-thanksgiving-day-as-a-national-day-of-mourning/5416119   “The Sioux (aka Lakota) Indians of Minnesota must be exterminated or driven forever beyond the borders of the state.” – Minnesota Governor Alexander Ramsey We turkey-celebrating, obese, sports-addicted, shop-until-you-drop, historically-illiterate couch potatoes are all beneficiaries of the acts of our guilty ancestors who may have been unaware perpetrators of the crimes against… Read More ›

Islam »

Debate: ‘The Quran: Word of God or Man?’ (Shadid Lewis vs Tony Costa)

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On the 13th June 2015, MDI USA’s Shadid Lewis participated in two debates against Christian apologist Tony Costa, hosted at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, USA. The first debate was ‘Crucifixion: Truth or Fiction?‘ and the second debate was on ‘The Quran: Word of God or Man?’ Shadid Lewis performed some of his best work yet, meeting the challenge of… Read More ›

Responses to anti-Islamic Polemics »

Is Islam the Underlying cause of Terrorism? Abdullah al Andalusi tackles the controversial question at the prestigious London School of Economics

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Does Islam, or any sect or interpretation of Islam cause Terrorism? If not, then what does cause terrorism? And – more damningly – Are there cases where mainstream and prominent Secular Liberal Philosophers (The Ullama ul Liberaliyya) JUSTIFY Terrorism? What is the ‘Supreme Emergency Exemption’ doctrine, and did the actions of those who follow it… Read More ›

Christianity »

Study shows large number of Christians are leaving the faith

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Perhaps it may be team for some Christian apologists-speakers-organisations who spend the majority of their time demonising both Islam and Muslims, stick to teaching and speaking about their own faith? Business Insider An extensive study done by the Pew Research Center has yielded some fascinating information regarding the trajectory of world religions over the next four decades. … Read More ›

Liberalism & Secular Democracy »

Panel Debate: How Free Is Speech? Moazzam Beg, Hamza Tzortzis & Abdullah al Andalusi debate Atheist, Right & Left-Wing Journalists

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The Big Question: How Free Is Speech? A debate looking at the limits of Free Speech in the West, should freedom to insult Religion be allowed, while Freedom to criticise Western values be prohibited? This debate took place on Friday 13th February 2015 at Queen Mary University of London with a diverse panel of speakers… Read More ›

Atheism »

“Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence”, Says Ordinary Intellect

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God’s existence has been debated throughout the centuries – often fiercely, although most of the time a discussion for café enthusiasts who find the question the mark of a higher intellect; desiring the need to prove themselves worthy of the assumption. For most theists, the debate is considered a matter of common sense, not needing… Read More ›

Feminism »

BBC Radio 4: Is a ‘Feminist re-interpretation’ of the Quran needed? Zara Faris debates Feminist Ziba Mir-Hosseini

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According to staunch feminist Amina Wadud, she claims that ISIS is a “wake-up call” for Muslims who reject a reformation of Islam. Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a Feminist activist and legal anthropologist agrees with Amina, arguing that the existence of ISIS should *force* Muslims to “wake up” to the need for a ‘feminist re-interpretation’ of Islam. Yesterday… Read More ›

History »

USA History: African Tribesmen displayed in American Zoos

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Guardian A Guardian article explores the story of African tribesmen, captured and displayed in New York Zoo. In the midst of Secular imperialist racism of the age, one Christian reverend speaks up against the inhumane treatment of humans. The black clergymen who had been summoned to Harlem’s Mount Olivet Baptist Church for an emergency meeting… Read More ›

Zionism »

Jerusalem Church and mosque in West Bank both burned by Jewish extremists

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CNN A day after flames scorched a West Bank mosque, a Jerusalem seminary belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church was torched and defaced Thursday — an act police suspect is the work of radical right-wing Israelis. Both buildings were defaced with anti-Arab and anti-Christian slurs, including graffiti maligning Jesus on the seminary, said police spokeswoman… Read More ›

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