Sadly the debate is confined to one topic; it would be absolutely catastrophic for the career of Spencer if Zayed had an opportunity to grill him on the lies, deceptions and bouts of sheer ignorance within his written work. I know he has already been panned in many forms – Zayed has proverbially slapped him around over 400 pages of written refutation – but it’s always nice to see folk such as Spencer derailed via live confrontation.
ABN promo video for the debate
Looking forward to it
Kudos to ABN for setting up the encounter.However, this missionary channel (ABNSat) seems to be transfixed on framing Islam for the 9/11 atrocity and the band of ignoramuses who comprise Al Qaeda. Can we really expect a fair shake? I don’t know. I hope they don’t wheel out the circus act (Shoebat, Saleem, Choudry and Bakri) half way through.
Though Spencer is dishonest he is undeniably smart – hence his longevity in the business of Islamophobia. He really does appear to be the Mr Teflon of Islamophobia - despite the numerous folk who have highlighted his shoddy ways, Spencer is still very much in business due to his shameless nature and his smart ability to deflect.
I hope Robert Spencer does not throw out a whopper of a lie – in his book he audaciously claimed statues of Mary and Jesus (p) were kept (by Muhammad, p) at the Kaba! This is an audacious lie - no idols were kept by Prophet Muhammad .
Quite how the shameless Spencer can share a podium with imam Zayed in the knowledge his whoppers, blunders and misdirecting have been catalogued in a 400 page tome of a refutation is beyond us. Actually, it is not – Spencer is another shameless Islamophobe who is milking the cash-cow called Islamophobia.
The veil and hijab are Biblical
Round 2 – Robert Spencer sniggering whilst being educated
Come to the Truth today
 The Kaba was built by Ishmael and Abraham (pbut) and became a centre for Abrahamic monotheism. However, with time idol worship was introduced by later generations – the first person to introduce idols to the Kaba was Amr bin Luhai, subsequently idolatry spread all over Mecca and the Hejaz.
It is well known the Prophet (P), upon the conquest of Mecca, the 360 idols were removed. [See Arraheequal Makhtoum, pages 28, 45, 465]
“He [Muhammad] destroyed the idols around the Kaba and rededicated it to Allah, the one God…” [Islam, a Short History – Karen Armstrong, p20]
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) ordered every single item painting, painting and statue, depiction of any idol, character, prophet or angel to be destroyed. [p177, The lies about Muhammad - Moustafa Zayed]