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Allah’s existence to be debated at UK’s leading mosque

On the 21st October, ‘The Muslim Debate Initiative’ is hosting an exclusive event at The London Muslim centre – the UK’s leading Mosque. For the first time, the doors of a British mosque will be open to the public to critically discuss Islam, in particular the Muslim concept of God. The event has been hailed as a confirmation that the British Muslim community is willing to engage in critical dialogue concerning their faith, with their fellow non-Muslim citizens. The event will demonstrate a commitment to the right to free intellectual expression by Muslim thinkers, scholars and Imams amongst the Muslim community living in London.

The discussion will feature a debate between two interlocutors for Atheism and Islam:

Dr Brendan Larvor. Representing the British Humanist Association, Dr Larvor, studied philosophy and mathematics at Balliol College, Oxford, before embarking on a brief career as a systems analyst. He resumed his studies in philosophy, with an MA from Queen' s University, Ontario before returning to Balliol to write a doctoral thesis on the philosophy of mathematics of Imre Lakatos. He taught at the Universities of Liverpool and Oxford, before joining Hertfordshire in 1997.

Adam Deen. A former Islam channel presenter and Muslim philosopher who has been working in the field of Muslim apologetics for almost a decade, Adam has contributed to debates on issues ranging from religious philosophy and theology. His work draws on contemporary philosophy to defend Islam in debates. He has appeared on mainstream TV defending theism. He is also a researcher for EMRC, the European Muslim Research Centre and runs a popular blog

Note to attendees:

The Muslim Debate Initiative, is a grassroots-to-high level project, formed by experienced Muslim debaters, apologists, political analysts, researchers and speakers from all sections of the Muslim community. MDI aims at promoting open debate, dialogue, discourse and discussion between all sections of the community.

MDI (The Muslim Debate initiative) presents: Does Allah exist?
Date: Thursday, 21st October 2010, time: 6.15pm - 8.30pm, Venue: London Muslim Centre (adjacent to East London Mosque): 46-92 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1JX. For all media enquiries and to attend this event please contact MDI at or on 078431 26715.



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