Mehdi Hasan’s powerful refutation of Islamophobia in Oxford Union, from 2013

Mehdi Hasan | Islam Is A Peaceful Religion | Oxford Union

You Tube: Muslim journalist Mehdi Hasan, political editor of the Huffington Post, warns Anne-Marie Waters that her “astonishing claims” might endanger her future as a Labour Party candidate, but assured her “don’t worry, the BNP will take you”.

Hasan asks why, if Islam is “responsible for killing,” such a tiny percentage of believers actually participate in violence. He asks the audience if they really believe that 1.6 billion people are all “followers, promoters and believers in a religion of violence”.

Hasan urges them not to “fuel the arguments of the phobes and bigots and legitimise hate”, but to “trust the Muslims that you know and that you hear.”


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5 replies

  1. Two Hundred Verses about Compassionate Living in the Quran

    Forty Hadiths or Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad about Compassionate Living

    Neither with the Islamophobes, Nor with the Islamists or the Islamomaniacs

    Here is the video in response to what Mehdi Hasan said:


    We should certainly allow the valid points of the opponents as well. We have to distance ourselves from those who claim death as punishment for apostasy and are not ready to uphold Universal Declaration of Human Rights in our countries and our communities.

  2. Very powerful argument. Unfortunately, the westerners always want to project the few violent groups who claim adherence to Islam and consciously ignore the majority peace loving Muslims spread around the globe.

  3. Muslim journalist Mehdi Hasan, political editor of the Huffington Post: The reference to Dr,Tahirul Qaadree is little difficult to swallow,

  4. Islam is not that the Western Media depict or foolish Clergy of unfortunate Muslims are spreading by their misdeeds, rather Islam is that beautiful Religion which is revealed in the Holy Quran and practically depicted by the Messenger of Islam and his Khulfa-e- Rashdin and whose examples are present in the Early and Mid-vial Islam. Mahdi Hassan is commendable for his powerful Refutation of Islamic-phobia in Oxford Union. Zarif Ahmad

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