Mehdi Hasan blasts Islamophobes in Oxford University Debate

Mehdi Hasan blasts Islamophobes in Oxford University Debateby ABDULLAH AL ANDALUSI • JULY 4, 2013On the 23rd May 2013, the Oxford Union held a debate entitled ‘The House Believes Islam is a Religion of Peace’ between three speakers arguing for the motion, and three speakers arguing against the motion.The speakers spoke in this order:[For] MATTHEW HANDLEY, Student from St Hugh’s College, Oxford[Against] ANNE-MARIE WATERS –  A prominent journalist and campaigner, and is a member of the Labour Party.[For] ADAM DEEN – Muslim Speaker and Debater[Against] DANIEL JOHNSTON – journalist and editor of magazine Standpoint[For] MEHDI HASAN –  Britain’s most prominent Muslim journalist. Political editor of the Huffington Post.[Against] PETER ATKINS is former Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and now a fellow of Lincoln College.I watched the debate, and found Mehdi Hasan’s performance to be striking and compelling. He lambasts the Islam-critical opposition, and brings some common sense refutations of their misguided argument in his inimitable entertaining style. A good example of a Muslim engaging with Islamophobic critique and making a palpable case for Islam being a religion of peace. I’ve included the video of his part of the debate below (videos of the other speakers can be found on the same channel). Enjoy:

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