vitor_palmer (vitor_palmer) wrote,
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vitor_palmer

A follow-up to the slavery discussion

It's entirely possible that the Imam will try to evade the slavery issue by saying something like, "Well, slavery no longer exists, so it's not a relevant question".  Of course, that's a patently false statement, as numerous human rights organizations have claimed that in today's world there are more human slaves than at any other point in human history.  But that's not worth pressing.  Instead, propose a theoretical example like this:

EW:  You've said that slavery no longer exists and that my question is therefore irrelevant.  Fair enough, but let's take a look at a theoretical example:

It's the year 2050.  The leaders in Saudi Arabia have decided to reinstate the institution of slavery.  They said they decided to reinstate it because in the Quran, God expressed support for Muslims owning slaves.  Additionally, Mohammed, "the man who has come closest to perfection", owned slaves.  Therefore, God clearly wants Muslims to own slaves, so the leaders in Saudi Arabia have decided to reinstate the institution of slavery.  Do you support the actions of this government, or do you condemn their actions as immoral?

Dr. Naik:  (It's likely he'll try to once again avoid giving a direct answer, so it will be essential for the audience/moderator to force him to give him a direct answer)
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