Thanks to Vlad (pbuh) for Youtubing the following excerpt from a debate Ayaan Hirsi Ali participated with Douglad Murray, (both being on the same side) arguing that Islam should not be considered a religion of peace. They won the debate, which can be viewed here in its entirety.
Its once again the issue of duality in the Koran, that Bill Warner so expertly points out. Two totally opposing extremes in the Koran, (though the newer abrogates the former) but nonetheless, both can be pointed to by opposing sides as being true. The weaker side in the argument of course, are those who point to the texts from the “Islam soft” period where Mohamed and his co-religionists were the minority in Mecca, to prove Islam is a religion of peace. As Vlad (pbuh) states, Ali blows her out of the water towards the middle of the vid. Watch it all. KGS