Nadir’s response here is enlightening. He boldly proclaims that he is the only true Muslim debater in America, and that anyone who refuses to debate him is running from him. Sadly, in his efforts to rise to fame, Nadir often resorts to insulting his fellow Muslim apologists—even Shabir Ally! Even more absurd is that Nadir claims that Muslims prefer him over Shabir Ally!
For instance, Nadir recently went to James White’s church to challenge him to a debate. When Shabir Ally came up in the conversation, Nadir claimed that Muslims would rather see him debate than Shabir. James said that the Muslims of Shabir’s Islamic Information and Dawah Center might disagree with this; however, Nadir claimed that even the Muslims of Shabir’s Dawah Center are more interested in seeing Nadir Ahmed! (James also said that Nadir spent a great deal of time in their discussion attacking Shabir Ally. Click here to listen to James White’s discussion of this incident with Nadir.)
But it gets worse. I have an email in which Nadir claims that Shabir is weak-minded, and that Muslims do not support him. Nadir said:
And one more point which needs to be made clear - I am the ONLY Muslim apologist in America. Besides me there is none else. Therefore, since I am the only Muslim apologist, then if one of these learned men in the Bible refuse to debate me, then that raises a lot of questions. I am the only Muslim in America who has presented an [sic] compelling case that Islam is true based on the Archaelogical [sic], prophetic and scientfic [sic] evidence, and am prepared to debate and defend my premise. p.s. people like Shabir Ally (from Canada) are not Muslim apologists! they dont [sic] debate Islam. They only want to debate the Bible and show the errors in the book. But a Muslim apologist is one who's [sic] main focus is to debate Islam - debates the evidence for Islam, debates the case for the prophethood of Muhammed(P)... etc. Btw, Muslims do not support Shabir Ally, only Christians do, because he is weak minded.
I find it rather amazing that the only Muslim apologist in America can’t spell “archaeological” or “scientific.”
But Nadir didn’t leave it at that. After a recent debate between Nabeel Qureshi and Sami Zaatari, Nadir claimed that Shabir is a child, and that debating Shabir is like debating a grandmother! (Click here to listen to the discussion.) According to Nadir:
Our perception is that you guys are afraid to debate Examinethetruth.com, and therefore you run after people like Shabir Ally, people—kids, you know, like people’s grandma, and you try to debate them.
Why would Nadir say these things about one of the greatest Muslim apologists of our time? My personal view is that Nadir doesn’t really care about Islam. Instead, he cares about getting attention for himself. He wants the spotlight, and if Muslims get in the way, Nadir will try to trample on them.
So why do Christians prefer to debate Shabir Ally? Shabir is far more intelligent than Nadir. Shabir is a much better speaker. He’s immensely more knowledgeable. He acts like an adult, not like a child. Shabir outstrips Nadir in every relevant way.
How, then, does Nadir get any attention at all? Well, some people enjoy watching loud-mouth, arrogant debaters. Hence, Nadir does have some fans. But this hardly justifies Nadir’s treatment of his fellow Muslims.
Since Nadir has made some very specific claims about Shabir, about the members of his Dawah Center, and about Muslims in general, I think it’s time for an investigation. To begin, I will contact the Dawah Center to see whether they really support Nadir over Shabir. Does anyone else have thoughts on this?