Hugh Fitzgerald: Robert Azzi, Still With His “Ask-A-Muslim Anything” Shtick (Part One)

For several years, Robert Azzi has been touring towns in New Hampshire, offering “Ask A Muslim-Anything” events to benighted Infidels. Having retired from his professional life as a photographer who specialized in taking photographs in the Middle East, and especially in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he now dedicates time to explaining Islam to non-Muslims. In a spirit of ostentatious openness, he urges his audiences to ask anything about his, Robert Azzi’s, understanding of Islam, as he attempts to clear up misconceptions and undo stereotypes. He appears in meeting halls, libraries, schools, churches, wherever he can engage a space.

If you live in New Hampshire, and have a chance, go to one of these events, but go prepared. Even better would be to go not just prepared, but with a small group of the like-minded (two or three others), who will ask similar difficult questions. In that way you will not appear to be a lone and hostile crank, easily dismissed, but instead one of an inquiring group of genuinely interested Infidels, seeking enlightenment. If you and the others could meet in advance, you could prepare your questions on notecards, and your responses to Azzi’s likely answers, along with textual support — from the Qur’an and Hadith — for your position.

Here, after a first question about Khashoggi, are some of those not-impossible questions:

via Hugh Fitzgerald: Robert Azzi, Still With His “Ask-A-Muslim Anything” Shtick (Part One)

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