Recently, some people on Twitter suggested that Craig Considine, an Islamic apologist I’ve written about several times (see here and here), debate either the brilliant David Wood or me. I readily agreed, and David suggested a four-man debate, with Considine and Reza Aslan on one side and Wood and me on the other. That was fine with me as well, but Considine haughtily refused, calling us “Islamophobes.”
Now, I’ve debated plenty of imams and Muslim spokesmen, including full-length debates with Anjem Choudhary, Omar Bakri, Moustafa Zayed, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, Mubin Shaikh, and others, and briefer radio debates with Jaafar Siddiqui, Salam Al-Marayati, Hussam Ayloush, Hussein Ibish, As’ad AbuKhalil (the “Angry Arab”), Muqtedar Khan, and others, and TV exchanges with Ibrahim Hooper, Abdul Malik Ali, Abdulaziz Sachedina, and others. I also had an unforgettable discussion on the Qur’an with a London imam on the BBC. But many, many other Muslim spokesmen has refused to debate me, generally on the grounds that I am too hateful to deal with.
David Wood ably dismantles that excuse in this video.