Saturday, 12 January 2013

An open letter to Hamza Tzortzis and iERA (Islamic Education & Research Academy)

You are currently promoting an event by the name of "The Eternal Challenge."  It is described as follows "The Eternal Challenge, has been designed to take you from not knowing anything about how to provide a strong case for the Qur'an, to someone who can discuss it confidently with Professor Richard Dawkins."

This is quite an impressive claim.  I have been trying to get you (Mr Tzortzis) to discuss this subject with me for some time - "The Quran and the Universe, perfect creations of Allah?" which would of course cover the subject of the incorrect claim that the Quran is perfect.  You previously agreed to have a skype discussion with me and then pulled out, you then suggesting to me (unprompted) at a later date that we could perhaps have the discussion after all.  I am disappointed to see that my requests to you both in private and in public to have this skype call as agreed with me have fallen on deaf ears.

Are you really capable of training Muslims to talk confidently about the Quran with top debaters such as Mr Dawkins, or are you just using his name for promotional purposes?  You can't push courses claiming to train people to do the very thing you yourself are avoiding.

I look forward to your acceptance.


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