This is a an extremely embarrassing video and not just for the naive Christian – but for Muslims. It is nothing but a cheap stunt. The Muslim presenter and interviewer Fazal Rahman introduces his interviewee as a “Christian Scholar” and “Theologian”.
The victim Daniel says he is just a “student of religious studies and theology” – perhaps doing an A level or a course at his church, or maybe just self-taught – we never find out.Fazal morphs him into a “theologian” which is by definition in the UK is a scholar and an academic. He repeatedly flatters Daniel describing him an “expert” and “well knowledgeable” (on what evidence?).
But we must ask why is he being heaped with all these high titles and praise? Does Daniel have a PhD? Is he a RE teacher? We are never told. Nor does Fazal ever bother to ask. He appears to be a random youth Fazal has just met in the street. Daniel clearly likes the lavish praise (and who wouldn’t?) and he lets Fazal flatter him repeatedly.
Fazal is a very clever man. He knows exactly how to reel his fish in. He has had years of practise. Daniel, who calls himself an “evangelist” has no idea what he is letting himself in for. Clearly from Daniel’s answers he is far from being a ‘scholar’, ‘theologian’ or ‘expert’ as Fazal disingenuously and repeatedly claims.
At the end of the video, having thoroughly humiliated his victim, Daniel goes into ‘Holy Spirit’ mode which is almost certainly a fake experience just for the camera. This is a pathetic attempt to avoid further questioning and play the holier-than-thou card. But Fazal has what he has sought all along: he has captured on film his refutation of yet another uneducated Christian and has yet another ‘DawahIsEasy’ hit. Mission accomplished.
Calling this Dawah is an embarrassment to Islam and merely reduces the call to the truth to used car salesmanship.