Muslim Journalist Mehdi Hasan Defends Islam As The Religion Of Peace At Oxford Union (Video)

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Sameera Ehteram

The video shows Muslim journalist Mehdi Hasan, political editor of the Huffington Post doing a brilliant job of proving how Islam is a religion of peace in a debate with Anne-Marie Waters whose argument stated otherwise.

Anne-Marie Waters, council member of the National Secular Society, listed the events of"9/11, 7/7, Mali, Somalia, gender discrimination, forced marriages, polygamy, amputation" among other incidences of extremism.

Hasan during his turn asked why, they feel Islam is "responsible for killing," when it’s just a small percentage of believers that are actually guilty of violence. He wanted to know if people really believed that 1.6 billion people are all "followers, promoters and believers in a religion of violence".

Hasan also urged them not to "fuel the arguments of the phobes and bigots and legitimize hate", but to "trust the Muslims that you know and that you hear."

The result of the debate:

People voted in favor of the motion: This House Believes Islam Is a Religion of Peace with 286: 168 votes!

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