Friday, 14 December 2012

Sam Shamoun - Open Letter and Challenge

Hi Sam

This is the first time in roughly a year that I have been back in the blogosphere. As I was convalescing I did have a gander at cyber-apologetics which did include Googling your recent activity; leading me to Paul Williams Blog. I want to contrast  your actions with those of Dr Shabir Ally's actions(the achievement of his doctorate).

Wasting time in abusing and aggravating the very people that you claim to evangelise to is something that has plagued you throughout your apologetics career. The discerning amongst the Christians and Muslims may wonder; how can you reconcile the Christian belief that the Holy Spirit resides within you whilst carrying such discourtesy, provocation and abuse towards Muslims through decades of 'evangelism'?

Look Sam, contrast your actions with your counterpart, Dr Shabir Ally. Who is acting and seen as more 'Christ-like' - you or him? Why are Muslims such as Brother Paul Williams and Dr Shabir Ally seen as more 'Christ-like' than a full-time, experienced Christian evangelist like yourself?

A Challenge for Sam (and others)

I'd like to invite you to take the Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad Challenge! Relax. It's not a debate or anything confrontational. I'm challenging you to watch one YouTube video featuring each one of them every day for the next 30 days. Watch with an open heart with the goal to improve as a person. Their material is about self-improvement and education - I bet you will come out a better character and more enlightened. Please try it. You have nothing to lose.


Aside from the challenge, I'd like to ask you to try to escape from the trap of internet apologetics. Is it really good for you? Perusing the net all testosterone and ego fuelled hunting for debate opponents from the opposing side is not good for anyone. I know this may possibly be your only source of income but surely this type of vocation does not show you in a positive light. Has it done anything good for you? Or have you simply idled away decades of your life?

Now is the time to re-evaluate. Please do take the Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad Challenge.