Christianity in the Public Square: Ravi Zacharias and Nabeel Qureshi

This is a forum in which Dr. Zacharias and I discussed Christianity in the public square at Dartmouth University this fall. I pray it edifies you or a friend. Enjoy! (For iPhone users, click here: http://youtu.be/vWoxkPMOkow)


8 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, I can't view this video on my smartphone. Somehow there is a plugin issue that doesn't support this. Do you have a YouTube version of this Nabeel?

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  2. Fixed it, follow the link. Thanks for alerting me!

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  3. Good stuff Nabeel! I'm proud of the work you are doing!

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  4. Your speaking is beautiful and insightful as always, Nabeel.

    And, of course, the nitpick (since I never comment without nitpicking): you mentioned a 2005 murder of a Coptic family in New Jersey, likely the Armanious family massacre. It was initially suspected that the murder was religiously motivated because of the family members' involvement with online evangelism as well as the near-constant blood-letting of Copts in Egypt, but as the case developed, it became clear that this was merely a case of robbery, and neither of the men charged with the crimes had any religious motivation.

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  5. Thanks for reading the blog, GAP, and thanks for your continued feedback :-)

    The theory that this was just a robbery was a potential explanation that was discarded when more facts came to light. Two of those facts are these: first, most objects of significant value were left behind, including jewelry and cash. Second, the young girl in the family had a tattoo of a cross, and it was specifically targeted for mutilation. Incidentally, while I was speaking in New Jersey this past July, I met a friend of their family. He personally confirmed to me that this was a religiously motivated crime, and that the family had received multiple threats (from Muslims) in the days immediately prior to the murders.

    I hope that paints a more detailed picture for you. I know the anecdotal information might not be credible to you, but I suggest you return to the facts of this case and take another look. Thanks again!

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  6. Hello brother! I am so surprised that you answer the comments left here!
    I have a very interesting case and I have no one sufficiently qualified to help me. I wouldn't like to disclosure it here, publicly, but can you or someone in your ministry help me?
    Thank you very much!

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  7. Oh, well, I didn't know about that stuff. I found a source that said that some of the jewelry was left behind, but some of it was taken, along with an ATM card with which thousands of dollars were withdrawn from their bank accounts. I couldn't find any sources (aside from blog posts, which aren't sources) that speak of the mutilated tattoo. On the other hand, besides the family member with whom you spoke, some of the family members also told a New York Post reporter that there were threats in the weeks leading up to the murder. The details just seem far too sketchy to come to the conclusion that the murder was religiously motivated. It could have been, and the fact that one of the alleged killers had his charges dropped in 2009 suggest that this crime hasn't been completely solved, but hate-crime murders based on religious affiliation are just too rare in the United States compared to plain-'ole secular murder-robbery.

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  8. Well done! Nabeel I really appreciate your work..... from Pakistan

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