Thursday, November 22, 2012

UK Debate Series Next Week: London, Birmingham, Portsmouth

Next week will be my UK debate series with the Muslim Debate Initiative. I'll be arriving in London this Sunday and heading to Speakers' Corner with Jay Smith's group. I hear that attendance at Speakers' Corner dies down in the Fall, but I'll still be there in case any of our Muslim friends would like to have a discussion. I hope to see some of you there!

Here's the debate lineup.

Monday, November 26th, 6:00 P.M.
Imperial College London
Sami Zaatari vs. David Wood: "The Message of Jesus and Muhammad"
(Note: Registration required. See below.)

Wednesday, November 28th, 6:00 P.M.
Birmingham Central Library
Zakir Hussain vs. David Wood: "Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, and the Covenant"

Thursday, November 29th, 6:00 P.M.
University of Portsmouth
King Henry Building, Lecture Theatre 0.01
David Wood vs. Sami Zaatari: "Is Islam a Threat to Modern Society?"

Here's the info posted by the Imperial College Islamic Society for Monday's debate:

The Messages of Jesus and Muhammad (may peace be upon them)
Hosted by Imperial College Islamic Society and the Muslim Debate Initiative.

An Interfaith Debate between two experienced apologists:

The format will be a debate followed by an open Q&A session.

Muslims, Christians, and people of all backgrounds with any interest/curiosity in this important topic are strongly encouraged to attend. Previous debates, including between these two speakers, have always ended on a civil note, and we expect this to be an enlightening evening where we can challenge the speakers in a safe, friendly environment.

Event is free and seating is limited so please arrive on time.

ENTRY ONLY TO IMPERIAL COLLEGE ID HOLDERS (students/staff), unless you REGISTER in advance (e-mail with subject "MDI Debate"). We reserve the right to decline entry.

DATE: Monday 26th November
TIME: 6pm
VENUE: Skempton Building, LT 201 (map:
Imperial College London, South Kensington, SW7 2AZ


kiwimac said...

Good luck David and May God be with you!

Copyrat said...

That's very short notice

David Wood said...

We gave notice weeks ago. This is an update.

minoria said...

Hello David,

I have listened to the debaters of MDI many times,here is interesting information you could use:

"An Utter Contradiction by Muhammad/Allah in the Koran:Telling Us to Act with Justice to those we Hate(Chapter 5:8) and then Cursing Jews and Christians “Till the Day of Resurrection”(Chapters 5:14,5:64)"

"What to Say to Koran-Only Muslims:the Koran Verses they Can’t Say have a Different Meaning"

Your work has inspired me and I have used information given by you to write articles in French,which are even read by some Muslims.

Koala Bear said...

What time are you going to Speakers Corner (I am assuming Sunday)?


David there is no time for Birmingham debate, please confirm the time.i mail, for London debate registration, but no reply.

Fifth Monarchy Man said...

I can't wait to see Wednesdays’ debate. In my interaction with Muslims I find that most are clueless about the covenants despite the fact that these are one of the keys to understanding all of Revelation.

To claim that the Quran is the Word of God with out understanding the covenants is like claiming to complete mathematics with out knowing about arithmetic.

There is a reason that prophets come from Israel and why Christ is Jewish and not Arab.

To claim that the final Prophet is a descendant of Ishmael is to contradict the Torah and the Gospel at their very core it’s much more that simply alleging corruption. I just don’t see how a Muslim can get around this difficultly

I would very much like to hear what a Muslim who is informed about the subject has to say.

Nobody but everybody said...

"We reserve the right to decline entry." Is that only for people who don't believe in Mohammed or for all ??

Unknown said...

Very! Short Notice!

jac0b14 said...

i would like to go to the london debate on monday i just sent a email so hopefully il get a reply saying im allowed to come , as strangly the debate is only open for staff/student of the imperial college of london which is abit unfair

Anonymous said...

Quran 17:104 Is Allah a Zionist? No mention of Palestine in Quran. They will come from different Germany, Russia, USA, etc...There is no contradiction so there is no abrogation of Israel is Quran.

Why did Allah save Jesus, but did not save Muhammad from poison? Why does the hadith say Jesus was the only man born without sin...but not Muhammad?

Who is Jesus father? Quran says that Jesus born of a virgin and hadith says without sin. Even Adam sinned, but not Jesus.

Muhammad possessed by Satan, not once, but twice. 1st time when he prayed to idols, 2nd time when Jewish man cast spell on Muhammad controlling him.

God speed David.

Copyrat said...

tomorrow (25/11/2012)you are at speakers corner here in London. But what time ?

David Wood said...

I'm speaking from 1:30-3:00 nearby, so I'll probably be at Speakers' Corner a few minutes after 3:00 P.M.

Copyrat said...

Thank you - will be there :-)

an EDL buck said...

See you Monday night Dave. NFSE!

Koala Bear said...

Sorry couldn't make it. When do Jay Smith and his team go?

Niyree said...

Shalom David,

Wow, I missed the debate in Birmingham. I know you come along way to do these debates (and may Yawhew make you be baruk for doing so) but I would like to know if you will be returning to the UK in the near future.. Anyway, I thank the almighty Elohim for your perseverance in spelling out the truth, the true gospel in Yeshua's holy name, Ahmein.

Unknown said...

Islam needs a slam Bro.David. Great job.