Video: Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan speak about Islam — not exactly about Islam as a religion of peace, as the video heading claims. Hitchens speaks about the Muslim war against the freedom of speech and Islam’s doctrine of deception of unbelievers. Ramadan spouts airy nonsense that ultimately adds up to nothing.
I seldom agreed with him, although even when I didn’t, I found him compelling — as when he slaughtered Dinesh D’Souza in a debate on the existence of God. He makes some excellent points above, and was a superb writer, of a level I shall never attain. For the truths he enunciated, and the power and verve with which he did so, I salute him.