To those who personally know me.
Some of you may have heard about a possible debate between me (Elijah Hagbard) and a Shia Muslim named Yahya Seymor.
The debate has unfortunately been cancelled.
It's long story. I met Yayhy in London in his debate with a Christian apologist David Wood. Me and Yahya had our conversation after the debate.
Since then I have occasionally communicated with Yahya on the blog: http://www.answering-muslim.org/.
Due to recent rumour spreading it was suggested that Yahya was posting under multiple names, such as Ibn.
I asked about this matter. Unfortunately I did not realise that Yahya answered my question,
and I pointed out on a later occasion a second time that Yahya and Ibn might be the same persons.
Yahya did not take this lightly and accussed me of calling him a liar, and has refused organize the debate later this year.
I have notified him that I was not aware of his answer to my question. I have also notified him that I have not even considered him a liar, but merely suggested that the two (yahya and Ibn) were the same, which I am perfectly fine with.
So are Yahya and Ibn the same persons? Honestly I don't know and I don't care, but I have to take his word for it, that he is not.
Did Yahya refuse to debate me because of the alleged accusation? Or is he backing out for other reasons? Again I don't know.
But as I said, the debate is cancelled.