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Intelligence Squared Debates: Islam is a Religion of Peace... Is it really?

posted Oct 9, 2010, 10:29 PM by Hw W
Debate:  'Islam is a Religion of Peace'
Date: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010

Ms. Ayaan Hirsi Ali says "no monotheistic religion can be a religion of peace... no monotheistic religion is a religion of peace, and definitely not Islam..."

Very interesting debate.   Enjoy!  ..Please take a moment to listen to both sides of the argument and share your views via our SSL discussion board at: Discussion Forum

Q&A section of the debate answers the audience member's question: "If Islam is not a religion of peace, is it possible for it to become one?

Website of the debate here: http://intelligencesquaredus.org/index.php/past-debates/islam/#dm-col-a

Full Transcript of the debate: http://intelligencesquaredus.org/wp-content/uploads/islam-peace-100610.pdf


Via Vimeo [full video]:

ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE from Intelligence Squared US on Vimeo.



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Douglas Murray on Islam: "...to say Islam is a religion of peace ...is nonsense; it is to ignore the reality.... it is to ignore very difficult but necessary facts...to say that Islam is a religion of peace is to say something based entirely on hope.  It is to elevate a hope into truth, and I hope as you know history tells us it is a very bad thing to do!







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