Last Monday and Tuesday I was in the studios of the Aramaic Broadcasting Network, filming two live shows and taping four more shows for future broadcast. While there, I was told that an imam named Bashir Abdul Haqq had contacted the network, asking to debate me on the question of whether or not Muhammad existed, the subject of my 2012 book Did Muhammad Exist?. I readily agreed, of course, and the debate was set for tonight. However, I contacted ABN earlier today to make sure that everything was set to go and was told that after Haqq saw me in the two live shows last week (which you can see here and here), he backed out.
And so add this “lion of Allah” to the long and ever-lengthening list of Muslim spokesmen who fear to debate me. Most heap abuse and scorn at the prospect, claiming that I am too “hateful” to deal with. The reality is otherwise: they know the truth is on my side, and that they’d be defeated, and soundly. And so the lions of Allah turn rather quickly into sheep.