Lawrence Krauss nearly walks out of Islam debate over segregation
Posted by doctore0 on March 11, 2013
On March 9, the Islamic Education & Research Academy (IERA) organized a debate at the University College in London between atheist Dr. Lawrence Krauss and Muslim Hamza Andreas Tzortzis on the question, “Islam or Atheism: Which Makes More Sense?” But before the debate even began, Dr. Krauss walked out.
Krauss was originally told by the organizers that the audience of the debate was to be segregated by gender. Couples were to be allowed to sit together, but single women were to be seated in the back. Krauss had told the organizers that he would not be a part of debate with such seating restrictions and on Friday, he posted this Facebook status update:
“News update: Have now been informed that the event in London will NOT be gender segregated.