Today's guest on www.thorholt.com is Sheikh Dr Muhammad Al-Hussaini. He’s a
Imam who famously defended so-called ‘hate’ Pastor James McConnell. Muhammad is a Senior Fellow in Islamic Studies at the Westminster Institute, and also runs a rather wonderful YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/muhammadalhussaini based around his passion of playing the Irish Fiddle and traditional sean-nós singing.
Catch him on Twitter @MYAlHussaini
Muhammad Al-Hussaini - I'm very committed to honesty because there's a huge trust deficit built up in the minds of western audiences.
- We must be able, through relationship to debate and discuss and disagree about stuff.
- I've not had problems from Muslims so much as from liberal white campaigners!
- the answer to bad speech is always better speech and more speech. It's important that we debate and discuss difficult texts within Islam and Judeo-Christian traditions. there's a real risk that the only solution we have, academic freedom, is being chipped away at. To debate and discuss and indeed to ridicule ideas.