Monday, May 10, 2010

Debate Announcement: Islamic Terrorism

I'm going to be debating an atheist friend, Norm Cohen, on the primary cause of Islamic terrorism. Is it US foreign policy or Islamic fundamentalism? I take the former view and Norm takes the latter. If you're in the Detroit area and are interested please join us. I run a secular bible study at and I'm doing RSVP's via that website, so you'd have to register for my group. You can get the details here.


thegrandverbalizer19 said...

With the name of God, Peace be unto you.

As an American and a Muslim I can tell you right now it's a little of both.

If you read the treaty of Tripoli the United States actually had good relations with the Muslims for a very long time.

Our constitution says we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are endowed with inalienable rights from their creator (singular) not Jesus, not YHWH or Allah.

Simply creator.

Ron Paul makes a strong case that it is U.S foreign policy that they are over here because we are over there is true.

I can show you conservative Christians, Jews, and others who believe the U.S foreign policy is a big part of the problem.

However, in fall fairness and traveling in the Muslim world and among Muslims we have our own version of 'Dominionism' or 'Federal Vision' that would seek to make their own understanding of Islam superimposed upon everyone and everything that came in their path.

For them there is no debate and no compromise anything short of surrender and submission is liberalism and open rebellion to the decree of Allah.

It can get complicated. Any I can be reached at if you are interested in further exchange or a recommendation on books for reading.

All the best at the debate I hope it furthers people's understanding and helps to build bridges in a world full of hurt.

Jon said...

Yeah, I agree with you that Islamic fundamentalism is a part of the problem. I just think US foreign policy is the major problem.