A letter to Mr. Hamid Entezam
5 Mar 2006
By Ali Sina
never watch Persian TV. However, tonight I had the pleasure of watching
you on PNN TV speaking about Islam. I must say that on one hand I was
impressed with your eloquence, erudition and politeness, something rarely
one can see in Muslim preachers. On the other hand I was disturbed to see
an educated person like you, quite modernized in appearance and style,
engage in so many logical fallacies and present black as white. I was
hoping for the question period to call in and explain a few of your
errors. But unlike most Persian programs there was no question period.
Dear Mr. Entezam: Defending Islam is a lost cause. As
part of the clerisy it is incumbent on you to be truthful. Our country was
destroyed because of Islam. I have dedicated the last eight years of my
life disproving Islam. My site is visited by hundreds of thousands of
people every month and I have been quite successful showing to the world
that Muhammad was no prophet of any god but a mentally deranged loony no
different from psychopaths such as Hitler, Jim Jones, Shoko Asahara or
David Koresh. My, once decried as maverick and extreme views, are
gradually becoming accepted by the mainstream as the only uncompromised
truth and my site is gaining more visitors. It is brining about, as some
have put it, a silent revolution with the potential to eradicate Islam in
a few short decades.
If you are honest, which according to my first
impression you are, I would like to invite you to engage in a public
written debate with me and prove me wrong. I have issued this challenge
five years ago and since January 2005 I am offering $50,000 dollars reward
to anyone who can prove that Muhammad was a prophet of God in a logical
and objective (not subjective) way or if that is not possible at least
prove that my
charges against him are unfounded. Forget about proving him to be a
prophet, just prove that he was not a monster and I remove my site and
give you $50 K. Several Muslim scholars have tried and all of them have
failed. Our debates are published in the debates
page of my site.
I know that the reward is not an incentive for you,
nonetheless, you seem to value honor and therefore I appeal to your honor
and to your commitment to the truth. Are you willing to engage in a public
written debate with me and show to the world that I am mistaken? This
would be the test of your sincerity.
Dear Mr. Entezam. I must say that I was captivated by
your dignity and manners. I have heard a lot of brays of Muslim preachers.
I am not concerned about them. But you are courtly, soft spoken and quite
classy. This concerns me. You have the appearance of being honest and well
educated. You come in an amenable and beautiful package. So my concern is
that people may fall for the package and be defrauded with the wrong
product that you promote.
Although I have utmost respect for your erudition and
scholarship, and particularly admire your genteelness, I value honesty
more than anything else and when it comes to defending the truth, I am
ruthless. There is a lot at stake here. The survival of mankind is at
stake here. I canít stand insincerity and hypocrisy. Not when something
as important as the future of mankind and the survival of human
civilization is at risk. If you truly believe that Muhammad was a
messenger of God, prove that to me and to my readers. We are millions.
Therefore you canít snob me. We are worth your time. If it is the truth
that you care about, you should care about us. If my site is spreading
lies, it is growing by leaps and bounds. If you honestly believe in what
you preach, it is your responsibility to save all these people who are
being misled by me. I am giving you the platform to defend Islam,
something no Muslim site will ever give to the critics of Islam. If that
is not the case and you are not sure about what you preach then you are
misleading people and I urge you to stop doing that.
I have dedicated my life to end Islam and the madness
that comes with it. Let us put the niceties aside and be honest to each
other. This is war. I am fighting to save mankind and you are my opponent.
Should you accept this invitation, I will publish our correspondence in my
site and it will be read by millions of people. If you manage to prove me
wrong, I will admit to my error and remove this site. Actually I will do
better. I will become your disciple, translate your speeches into English
(although obviously your English is better than mine) and publish them in
my site. What can be better than that? Since my site is world famous, you
will become world famous instantly and a hero to all the Muslims.
If you prove me wrong and I donít admit defeat out of pride, you
win anyway. The readers will see through my dishonesty and that would be
the end of me and my site.