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Adam Deen | Islam Is A Peaceful Religion | Oxford Union

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Adam Deen gives his argument for Islam being a peaceful religion. FOLLOW Adam Deen on Twitter @ @ @ Union Website @ Deen, a prominent Muslim intellectual and founder and director of the Deen Institute, counters Anne-Marie Waters by arguing that "if we approach Islamic teaching fairly and objectively, there is a golden thread that runs through whole Qur'an," an ideal of "justice" and "positive peace".He argues that in fact the whole of Islam is compatible with "just war theory", in which "the virtue of avoiding violence is superseded by the virtue of justice." He then quotes from the Qur'an which states: "Fight in God's cause but do not overstep the limits. God does not love those who overstep the limits."MOTION: THIS HOUSE BELIEVES ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE.Yes's: 286No's: 168Filmed on 28/02/2013ABOUT ADAM DEEN:ADAM DEEN is a Muslim public intellectual who has spoken at more than 40 UK university campuses. He is founder and Director of the Deen Institute, and has debated against many atheists including Peter Atkins.ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

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