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Did Anis Shorrosh win the debate against Sheikh Deedat? – Exposing the lying missionary




Yahya Ahmed


Anis Shorrosh a Palestinian Christian missionary had two debates with Sheikh Ahmed Deedat on the topics “Is Jesus God” and “Quran and Bible- which is God’s word?” in 1985 and 1988 respectively. He claims to have won the second debate on the topic “Quran and Bible – which is God’s word?”


In many of the debates, the victorious person is extremely obvious e.g., Swaggart vs. Dedaat debate, its very obvious that Sheikh Ahmed Deedat won the debate, Jimmy Swaggart did not have anything to prove that Bible is God’s word and neither did he reply to the points of Ahmed Deedat. In Dr.Zakir Naik vs. Dr.William Campbell, it was obvious that Dr.Zakir won the debate and proved that Quran is compatible with science and Bible is not. In Shamoun vs. A Muslim’s debate, it was sound victory by brother over Shamoun. The results of these debates are obvious.


 But it was a bit different in Shorrosh vs Deedat’s second debate. The reason is because Shorrosh tried to be cunning, but after all truth always prevails. Shorrosh shot himself into the foot when he let Deedat speak first for 75 minutes (Which is unusual for a debate, its usually 40-60 minutes). That further proves that Shorrosh was the loser and Sheikh Deedat won the debate. Here I’ll be exposing the lying missionary Anis Shorrosh. He claims


Again in August 1988, at the National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, England, he debated victoriously, for five hours, the same Muslim leader with over 11,000 in attendanceThe topic was:  “The Quran or the Bible:  Which is God’s Word?” “




Now what do you call victory in a debate? Just because you throw more than 100 red herrings, does it prove that you are victorious? Definitely not!


The debate started and Sheikh Ahmed Deedat spoke first, he gave many points to prove that Bible is NOT the word of God. She showed amazing fables from the Bible, showed contradictions etc. in his 75 minutes. Then Shorrosh came to speak for his 75 minutes, he did not touch any point by Sheikh Deedat. See, he had 75 long minutes and since he was speaking second, he was obliged to reply to the point by Sheikh Deedat, but he NEVER did it. He infact was reading from the papers at a speed of 100 miles/hour and it was impossible to catch and note down the points that he was raising.


Now did he win the debate?


He in his 75 minutes did not touch any point raised by Ahmed Deedat. He had said in his last debate in 1985 against Deedat that 75% of the Quran is copied from the Bible and Deedat quoted him in his talk. When he came to speak, he could not show one example in 75 minutes out of the “75%”. The Arabic Bible was available to him as well as the Arabic Quran. Furthermore, Deedat replied to some of his points in his 15 minutes rebuttal and reminded of him to show what is copied from the Bible in the Quran. Shorrosh when he had his rebuttal again failed to show anything.


Deedat showed fables from the Bible. Like


“After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad. He too saved Israel.” (Judges 3:31)


In reply to such fables from the Bible he said that “Masudi” a Muslim scholar said in his book that Hazrat Ali killed 500 people in a day with his hands.


Now what are we gonna do with it? The debate was on the Quran and the Bible not about Masudi or any Christian scholar. Does the Quran say that Hazrat Ali killed 500 people with his hands? These were the replies that he was giving.



He said that his “research” on Quran, which he was going to present, would shake the faith of Muslims, I thought perhaps he has something to prove his point, but all he was doing is using dumb logic and saying utter nonsense. Why do I say so? Well I’ll tell you.



Shorrosh’s logic:

                          He was simply assuming Bible to be the word of God. If suppose there are two statements, which differ in the Quran and the Bible. A Muslim would accept what the Quran says and a Christian would accept what the Bible says. It’s a fair deal, since both of them believe their Holy book to be authentic, but can you use this argument in a debate? Just because the statement differs, does it prove that Bible is right and the Quran is wrong? Shorrosh was using this dumb logic in a debate. Only a missionary can think of such a logic! He was like well the Bible says this and the Quran differs, so Bible is True and Quran is not. Bible says this and Quran says that, so Bible is right and Quran is wrong. This was the level of intelligence of this lying missionary.


Hilarious points by Shorrosh to attack the credibility of the Quran.


1.     Quran is not for the whole of human kind because Muslims did not translate it until 1415.


2.     He used point on women in Islam to discredit the Quran. This is altogether another topic, and the points which he raised can all be used against him in a much worse manner, since I am not writing a rebuttal to his talk, therefore, I won’t be dealing with them right now. But do topics on women in Islam discredit the Quran from being God’s word? What type of a dumb logic is this.


3.     Then he went on to say well Muslims do this and that. What has it to do with the Quran? Was the debate on the Muslim’s behavior or the Quran?


4.     Then he went on to say that Muslims did this in history, they did that. Khalid Bin Waleen (RA) did this and did that. What has it do with the Quran?


5.     Then from his “research” he told us the sources of the Quran. He was like well Muhammad (pbuh) copied from Nestorian Christians, he copied from this and he copied from that. Now is the argument to discredit the Quran? Do you call it sound evidence? He was simply alleging that Muhammad (pbuh) copied from this person and that person to “prove” his point that Quran is not from God. This was his dumb logic.



These were the sort of arguments that he used, and the speed was no less than 100 miles/hour. The audience immediately thought that this guy was a joke and they all started laughing at him.


Anis Shorrosh is nothing but a lying Missionary who falsely claims to have won the debate against Deedat. Sheikh Deedat replied to many points in his two rebuttals , 15 minutes each. But Shorrosh din’t reply to anything in his 75 minutes nor in his rebuttal of 15 minutes and he also failed the challenge of Sheikh Deedat when he asked him to show that 75% of the Quran is copied from the Bible as Shorrosh had stated.


From the above reasons, we can conclude that the winner of the debate was undoubtedly Sheikh Ahmed Deedat and not Anis Shorrosh.








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