ozatheist on April 16th, 2008

Well it looks like the debate “Islam is incompatible with democracy” was quite a success last night. So who won? 1200 people packed the City Hall last night, and after arguments from both sides, got to choose which side won. The verdict – the proposition went down by a narrow margin of 52 to 48 [...]

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ozatheist on April 15th, 2008

Yesterday I reported on the IQ2 debate, which is on tonight, and provided a link to the opening salvo from Daniel Pipes one of the speakers for the positive. Today, for fairness, I’m providing a link from Waleed Aly one of the speakers for the negative. The people are speaking: democratic Islam is no contradiction [...]

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ozatheist on April 14th, 2008

The IQ2 debate is tomorrow night, but Daniel Pipes has fired the first salvo today in his article in the SMH titled: Give Muslims time to find democratic feet Daniel’s opinion is, that given time Muslim countries could become as democratic as any other country. However, In the meanwhile, Islamism represents the world’s leading anti-democratic [...]

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ozatheist on April 12th, 2008

Intelligence Squared Australia are putting on a series of live debates on some of the hot topics of the day. From the iq2 site this is the list of topics for this year: 15 April – Islam is incompatible with Democracy 20 May – China is not fit to host the Olympics 8 July – [...]

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