Salam alaikum everyone,
Last week (24th May 2012), I debated Tommy Robinson (leader of the English Defence League) on a TV Channel ‘Vox Africa TV’ on the subject “Is Islam synonymous with Terrorism?”
We also had Raza Nadim from MPAC and a member of the BNP attend as well.
It was a good discussion, and I had the opportunity to inform (and educate) Tommy Robinson about a number of facts, including how to read the Quran (i.e. reading before and after a misquoted verse, rather than just the verse itself, and letting your imagination run wide with it), and actually how many acts of terrorism in the world are actually committed by Muslims compared to other organisations, amongst other things.
Lastly, I re-iterated my oranisation’s public debate challenge to the EDL last year which was turned down by the EDL back then. However, on the TV show debate, Tommy seemed to accept. Let’s hope they take us up on the offer for a open debate on all the issues of contention later on this year, and see just how real or true they are.
I hope you enjoying watching it.