The BIG DEBATE: Held on 17th November 2014 at the University of Northampton
The debate juxtaposed the Islamic position with the Atheist (Secular Humanist) position on four topics: Women’s Rights & Leadership, Should religion decide who we marry? (incl. whether or not Gay Marriage should be prohibited or not), Animal Rights and Ritual Slaughter (Halal/Kosher) and whether children from religious families should be ‘forced’ to attend religious assemblies in UK Faith Schools.
Andrew Copson, CEO of the British Humanist Association (BHA), and Vice-President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union – the world union of Humanist organisations.
Abdullah al Andalusi, Islamic thinker, and speaker for Muslim Debate Initiative
This was a very interesting conversation, this man denied that the laws of logic were unchanging and led him self down a slippery path, deny Allah and this is what happens. Watch and share.
Roadside2Islam brings you another exclusive story on how two Atheist Twins from South London accepted Islam.
An Open Letter to Atheist Muslims
By: Joe Bradford
Dear Self Described Atheist Muslims, Let’s start with what I am not going to do.
I am not going to accuse you of never knowing anything about Islam. Most of you have grown up in Muslim families, attended Muslim Sunday school, gone to Muslim summer camp, etc. You know the drill and the day to day of what many Muslims experience, especially in a communal sense. Also, I will not accuse you of being sympathetic to the bigotry and hatred projected towards Muslims. Despite your self-declared apostasy and atheism, I am sure that when you are in line in the airport, pulled over for a minor traffic violation, or opening an account at a bank, you are wholly identified as an “other” and your “Muslimy” name doesn’t help you in the least. I get it. You are still, like it or not, culturally tied to the community that you have identified with much of your life, despite now rejecting the faith that that community holds dear.
19 year old Japanese/Vietnamese brother Yuri Hayamato (now Mohammed kamarov ) accepted Islam. He is a student and born in an Atheist family. Read how hatred, anger, false media reports and curiosity made him to finally accept Islam…a Amazing journey in his own words
Assalamualaykum. I reverted to Islam on 4th June,2012. Alhamdulillah. I’m Vietnamese-Japanese
I was born in an atheist Family, which has been worshiping our ancestors. Well, Atheist also have some beliefs, but rather then belief I will call it more of a old tradition and culture. But I was never comfortable with it, as it made no sense to me. I never thought that i was getting blessed by doing it.