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PUBLIC DEBATE: Does Morality Require a God? Andrew Copson & David Pollock VS Abdullah al Andalusi & Henry Wansbrough

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August 29, 2015

“Does Morality Require a God?” This public debate was held at Warwick University, organised by the Warwick Debating Society (of the Student Union). The debate was a panel debate with each speaker giving presentations and concluding comments. The panel debate was cordial, nuanced, intricate and was well argued on both sides. The Atheist side conceded that there… Read More ›

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DEBATE: Freedom of Speech VS Freedom to Insult – Michael Nugent vs Abdullah al Andalusi (at UCD, Ireland)

The video is now published of the stimulating public debate at the University College Dublin (UCD) University on ‘Freedom of Speech vs Freedom to Insult’ held on 5th March 2015, between MDI’s Abdullah al Andalusi and Michael Nugent, the chair of the Atheist and Secularist campaign and advocacy group, Atheist Ireland. He is a reputable… Read More ›

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BBC Radio Debate: Should British Police publicly display support for Military Charities? (and UK government double standards on other causes)

In the UK, Police Officers, while on duty, are permitted to display support to three government approved charities (‘Police Memorial Day’ badges, ‘Royal British Legion Remembrance Day’ poppies and ‘Help for Heroes’ badges and wristbands). The only exception in the UK to this is the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) that does not permit… Read More ›

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

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 ›

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Debate: ‘Is Islam a Threat to the West?’ (Shadid Lewis vs Daniel Scot)

On 9th September 2013, in Los Angeles, California, where MDI USA’s Shadid Lewis debated against Christian apologist Daniel Scot on the controversial question, ‘Is Islam a Threat to the West?’. We’ve now we’ve managed to obtain the footage, we’ve published it below for your intellectual and viewing pleasure. Again, a brilliant performance from MDI’s Shadid Lewis, and a… Read More ›

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Debate: ‘Is Jesus the God-Man?’ (Shadid Lewis debates Matt Slick)

On 16th April 2015, in Atlanta, USA, MDI USA’s Shadid Lewis debated renowned Christian apologist, Matt Slick, the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry, on the time honoured classical subject between Muslims and Christians: ‘Is Jesus the God-Man?’. The ‘God-Man’ concept is a Christian concept that attempts to reconcile Jesus ‘as… Read More ›

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Debate: ‘Crucifixion: Truth or Fiction?’ (Shadid Lewis vs Tony Costa)

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 ›

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

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 ›

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

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 ›

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BBC Debate: Has Human Rights Law achieved more for Humanity than Religion? [The Big Questions]

On the 10th May 2015, the BBC broadcast a pre-recorded program, ‘The Big Questions’ celebrating 800 years of the Magna Carta (an agreement between wealthy Barons and the English Monarchy, to limit his powers). The program’s title for discussion was ‘Has Human Rights Law Achieved more than Religion?’, and features a lively one hour discussion… Read More ›

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TV Debate: Should Muslims Participate in Secular Democracy in the West? (Islam Channel)

In light of the upcoming UK elections of May 2015, Abdullah al Andalusi of MDI, and Azad Ali of ENGAGE (now MEND) hold a friendly and frank discussion and debate upon the question as to whether Muslims should participate in Secular Democracy in the West.

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

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 ›

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The Big Cambridge Debate: Is the West to Blame for Islamic Extremism (Terrorism)?

On the 23rd April 2015, the prestigious Cambridge Union, at Cambridge University debated the motion ‘This House Believes the West is the Blame for Islamic Extremism (Terrorism)’. The debate motion had three speakers in proposition of the motion, and three in opposition of the motion. The debate was concluded with a vote to determine whether the ‘house’ adopts the motion or rejects it.

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Debate: Should we regret the republishing of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons? (University of Manchester)

Watch the video of an amazing debate on the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, that ended with a shocking result. The debate was held on 12th February 2015, at the University of Manchester, hosted by the Manchester Debating Union, is now up online to watch. The debate was shocking, not just due to the highly impassioned arguments on… Read More ›

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Debate: Who was Jesus? Zakir Hussain vs Richard Lucas

This debate happened between MDI speaker, Zakir Hussain and Richard Lucas of the SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity. Debate: Who was Jesus? Zakir Hussain vs Richard Lucas Venue: Elim Church,Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Date: 19th January 2015

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Debate: Islam or Christianity, which is the one true religion? Zakir Hussain vs Richard Lucas

This debate happened between MDI speaker, Zakir Hussain and Richard Lucas of the SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity. The event wasn’t filmed, so the video below only contains the recorded audio, together with pictures to delineate who’s speaking at any one time. Debate: Islam or Christianity, which is the one true religion? Zakir Hussain vs… Read More ›

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Levant TV Debate: “Charlie Hebdo – A Christian-Jewish-Muslim debate on Terrorism and Sharia in Europe”

The Christian gentleman (William Spring) had agreed with a lot of what Abdullah al Andalusi had said, but attempted to chime in on Christianity being more peaceful than Islam. Anjem Choudary attempted to befuddle the conversation and was strongly rebuked by Abdullah, and the pro-Zionist journalist, Richard Millet attempted to criticise anyone who critics Israel,… Read More ›

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BIG DEBATE VIDEO: ATHEISM vs ISLAM on 4 controversial topics!

The BIG DEBATE video is now online for the debate on Atheism vs Islam on 4 controversial topics. The debate was held on 17th November 2014 at the University of Northampton. The debate juxtaposed the Islamic position with the Atheist (Secular Humanist) position on four topics: Women’s Rights & Leadership, Should religion decide who we… Read More ›

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DEBATE VIDEO: Is SHARIA LAW FAIRER than ENGLISH LAW?

Following the exciting debate, This House Believes That Shari’ah Law is Fairer than English Law, between Zara Faris alongside Abdullah Al-Andalusi for the motion, and Adrienne Page QC and a retired Judge against – the motion, “This House Believes That Shari’ah Law is Fairer than English Law” was WON on voter changes from before and after… Read More ›

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Debate Video: Is Jesus Christ God Almighty the Most High?

MDI speaker in the USA, Shadid Lewis debates Dr. James White, of Alpha and Omega Ministries in a debate discussing the nature of Jesus, and whether Jesus was God incarnate in the flesh. Part one: Part two:

Public debate: What does the Bible say is the nature of the Messiah? (Man or God?)

MDI speaker Shadid Lewis debates Christian apologist C.L. Edwards on the topic of what the Messiah is. Muslim and Christians believes Jesus (Isa [a.s.]) to be the Messiah, but Christians believe Jesus is also God. So the question is, where do Christians get that idea from, is it from the Bible, or their own doctrines… Read More ›

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Public debate: Does the Bible point to Muhammad?

MDI speaker Shadid Lewis debates Christian apologist C.L. Edwards on whether the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is foretold in the Bible?  

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Debate/Dialogue on ISLAM AND ATHEISM: THINKING ABOUT RELIGION (Peter Slezak & Faraz Nomani)

MDI is proud to feature a video of a debate held in University of New South Wales (Australia) on 26th September 2014, between MDI member, Faraz Nomani and Atheist and professor, Dr Peter Slezak. With the onset of modernity, religion has been increasingly pushed out of the public sphere as something of the past. However,… Read More ›

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“IS ISLAM A RELIGION OF PEACE?” video of the BIG DEBATE in IRELAND

On 9th October 2014, I was invited to attend the National University of Ireland, Galway to debate ‘Is Islam a Religion of Peace?’. The event was hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway ‘Literary & Debate Society’. The official motion ‘This House believes that Islam is a religion of peace’ was passed by the vast majority of… Read More ›

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Debate Video: Can We Trust Today’s Torah?

On April 11, 2014 in Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA, Sadat Anwar (MDI Canada) and Alex Kerimli (RCCM) debated the trustworthiness of today’s Torah. The Torah is a book used by Jews and Christians to base much of their theology upon. The Quran mentions that the preservation of the original word of God as came to the Hebrews,… Read More ›

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