A debate on Islam between
Dr. Nader Pourhassan
the author of Corruption
of Muslim Minds
and Ali Sina
Dear Dr. Nader Pourhassan,
I read your introduction to your book The Corruption of Moslem Minds with
It appears you and I had very similar backgrounds and parallel life
stories, which led each one of us, read the Quran and change our minds
However when you read the Quran you found that Islam does not force women
to cover themselves, it does not encourage the Muslims to be hostile with
non-Muslims and in fact it is tolerant religion. On the other hand when I
read the same book I came to a totally different conclusion. I found out,
to my chagrin and shock, that Islam is a religion that violates the human
rights of the non-Muslims, denigrated women and breeds terrorists.
So as you see I am very much surprised to see that you and I could read
the same book and come to opposing conclusions. How is that possible?
Naturally one of us is completely off the track. The question is which one
of us is so mistaken.
That is why I am very interested to find out. Since I read the Quran and
concluded that Islam is nothing but a lie and a cult of terror and after I
came out of my preliminary denial, shock, confusion, guilt, dismay, anger
and finally reached the shores of enlightenment I decided to write about
my findings and let the world know the truth about Islam, that obviously
is much different from what you say.
I am writing to you to invite you to debate with me in this forum and show
every one that I am wrong. Millions of people have seen this site and
thousands visit it on daily basis. They all get an opinion of Islam much
distinct from what you believe. Do you think I am mistaken and hence
misguiding the people? If so then it is your religious duty to come here
and prove me wrong.
I understand and respect your decision to sell your writings. I am posting
your link here so hopefully you can sell more of your books. However, my
writings are posted in this site and are available for free. My goal is
not to make money but to eradicate Islam. So in this stage all I am
interested in is to make the message that Islam is a cult of terror, of
violence, of hate, of bigotry, and or ignorance reach to all corners of
Do you think I am mistaken? Can you defend your convictions in a scholarly
debate? If you are sincere in your belief, then I am sure you will accept
this invitation. If of course all you care is selling your book and truth
is not in your priority list then I understand and will not insist.
I wish you the best and look forward to debate with you.
Dr. Pourhassan wrote:
Dear Mr. Ali Sina:
Thanks so much for allowing me to debate with you.
I am always looking for such challenges to awaken myself if I am wrong and
From your tone of writing I think you are truly after the truth and I
admire that. I am totally against lack of use of intellectual in religion.
I am willing to spend a life time against such things.
This is the only motivation behind my writings. I would like to make money
to continue this fight as I have spent lots of money publishing my book.
But I promise you that the money is not the motivation for my writings.
I am glad to accept your challenge and I also add this, if you proof to me
that I am wrong I will stop the promotion of my book immediately.
Therefore showing my true commitment to truth.
Please let me know when and where and I will gladly be there.
Thanks again for the invitation and hope to meet you,
Dear Dr. Pourhassan
I am very pleased to receive your response and learn of your willingness
to explore Islam with me. Obviously you and I see Islam from different
perspectives. You see the bright side of it while from my vantage point I
see the dark side of it. Since both of us are after the truth I am sure we
will have the most exciting intellectual trip together. We will explore
unknown territories and tour the back allies of Islam to understand it
You asked when and where should we start. We can start anytime you are
ready and right here in this forum.
Now to take the first step in our long journey let me invite you to read
the prologue to our site. http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/sina/prologue.htm
In the above article I lay my charges against Muhammad and Islam. The
whole site is of course to back that claim.
One of the charges I made is that Muhammad was morally unfit to be a
messenger of God. He was a lustful man with dangerous criminal penchant.
This can be easily demonstrated by reading his biography. We find many
stories written by Muslim historians such as Tabari, Ibn Ishaq or al
Waqidi that reveal the criminal nature of the prophet of Islam. This is a
long discussion and the proofs are all over the books of history, Hadith
and the Quran. However for now let us talk about Muhammad’s lustfulness.
We will get to other charges as we continue our discussion.
I want you to read the following articles where I have shown Muhammad was
a pervert. Your job is to show me that I am mistaken and he is indeed the
example, "an honorable man" and the “mercy of God to the
worlds” that he claimed to be.
After this topic is discussed I will show you that Muhammad was a
pedophile, an assassin, a highway robber, a mass murderer, a schizophrenic
and a narcissist. Each one of these charges will require dedicated
The next reason I say Islam is false is the Quran. This book contains too
many errors and inconsistencies and therefore it cannot be from God.
Discussion about the Quran will be the second phase of our debate.
If you do not stop in the middle of the trip whether because you realize
that Islam is false or like many other Muslims who debated with us and in
the middle of discussion stopped, I will publish our debate in the main
site and who knows it may even end up to become a book.
If at the end you agree with me and leave Islam, we publish the book
together. If you prove me wrong and I revert we can still publish the book
together. However if at the end we stay apart and agree to disagree, I
will still publish the book, provided it is worth it otherwise I add it to
the list of debates that I had with other Muslims. As you see I hope we
continue this debate and exhaust all the points.
If you wish you may want to take a quick look at the debates I had with
other Muslims including Ayatollah Montazeri
By reviewing these debates you can get some insight into the subject we
have already discussed. I am sure this knowledge will give you some
advantage as the best way to defeat an opponent is to know him and find
out his weak points.
I look forward to this debate. However please take your time. We are not
in a hurry. You probably want to read some of my articles to find out my
mistakes. Here is the list of them.
This discussion will be between you and I only.