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This year we have a particularly special guest visitor in Daniel Scott the first ever victim of the ilslamized version of Section 295b&c. Here is his biography:
Daniel Scot was born and educated in
. He excelled
as a student and in time became a Mathematics Professor in University Colleges
in Pakistan .
He has been involved in sharing his faith with Muslims since 1965 when he was
in high school. Pakistan
It was the active sharing of his faith that resulted in him being the first individual to be charged under
infamous Blasphemy Law (295C) in 1986. Some Muslims used this law in an attempt
to silence Daniel. He was hunted by a
large number of people who were intent on killing him. However, God used the
situation to bring Daniel and 120 other church leaders face to face with Late General
Zia ul- Haq who was not only the
initiator of the Blasphemy Law but also the President of Pakistan. During this
time Daniel declined all invitations to accept Islam, an action, which would
have spared him from persecution and the risk of death. Pakistan
Daniel was delivered from the life-threatening situation that he found himself in and was able to flee
followed by his family two and half years later. In Pakistan Australia,
Daniel began to teach mathematics in 1988 to 1994, after six years of teaching
and research at the , he saw the
need for inter-faith dialogue to eradicate misunderstandings between Christians
and Muslims. Since that time Daniel has devoted himself to religious matters - teaching
Christians about Islam and Muslims about Christianity & Islam (many Muslims
know very little about what really the Qur’an and Hadith teach). University
The Board of Directors of Ibrahim Ministries International Inc. (IMI) has appointed Daniel and Mariat Scot as directors. Ibrahim is the name of Abraham from the Bible, a name that Jews, Christians and Muslims consider to be pivotal in their respective religions.
Daniel and Mariat teach in many different Colleges and Seminaries in
and overseas. They strongly believe that
people ought to live out their faith with a clear understanding of what their
faith teaches. As a result, they have
been involved in full-time research and teaching on Islam since 1994 throughout
Africa, Australia Australia, America, Asia and Europe
(over fifty nations).
In 2002, Daniel was charged with vilification of Muslims for teaching Christians about the Qur’an, Hadith, Life of Muhammad and how to explain Christianity in a way that Muslims will understand; he was found guilty by a judge at Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). In appeal to the Supreme Court, three judges found the VCAT judgment to be in gross error and awarded Daniel half the costs. The case lasted for five years and seven months but both parties came to an agreement out of court:
“The right of each other, their communities and all persons, within the limits provided for by law, to robustly debate religion, including the right to criticise the religious belief of another, in a free, open and democratic society.”
Increasingly, Daniel’s advice is being sought by politicians and other civic and church leaders, throughout the world. He spoke a group of police offices and sheriffs in
concerning Islam. In February 2005 he has addressed members at the House of
Lords, and the House of Commons in California ,
when the British Parliament was considering the introduction of Religious
Vilification type laws ‘Hate Crime’.
He has also addressed politicians and very senior national politicians and
their advisors in the London Netherlands,
USA, Sweden, Norway
and . Daniel addressed the UN Human Rights
Committee in Australia
in March 2007 on the rights of freedom of religion and speech for minorities
groups. In April 2007 at a three days ‘Deliberation Australia’ he was on a
panel in the Old Parliament House in Geneva Canberra where
some of the sessions were chaired by Bob Hawk, the ex-Prime Minister of . The
same year Daniel was given a prestigious International award by ‘Kairos
Journal’, for refusing to compromise his pointed and informed assessment of
Islam in the face of prosecution in Australia . Daniel is an accredited
pastor with the Assemblies of God and also serves as the advisor on Islam for
Christian Solidarity Worldwide. Australia
Daniel currently has published work (A Summary of the Qur’an, ISBN: 0-646-43900-6); (Share the Gospel with Muslims, ISBN 9-780-980 324419); Windows into the Qur’an, ISBN 978-0-9803244-2-b and hopefully five other books are due for release by the end of the year or early next year. In total Daniel has written twelve book, five books related to the Qur’an and seven on other subjects related to Islam.
Some of the courses that Daniel teaches:
¨ Middle Eastern Culture and how to explain the Gospel (National Christian Leaders).
¨ Introduction to Islam: One Week Intensive course (Master level).
¨ Introduction to the Qur’an: One Week Intensive course (Missionaries to Muslims).
¨ Understanding Islam to Reach Muslims: Two Weeks Intensive course (Missionaries to Muslims)
¨ Apologetics: One Week Intensive course (Master level).
¨ Introduction to Islam: Three Days intensive course (Post graduate).
¨ Introduction to the Qur’an: One Day intensive course.
¨ Introduction to Islam: One Day intensive course.
¨ On Islam –Practical Aspects: Two Weeks intensive course (Post graduate).
¨ Understanding Islam to Reach Muslims: Nine Weeks (Diploma level).
¨ A Christian Introduction to Islam: Twenty Weeks (Lay people and Missionaries).
¨ Ministry to Muslim Women: One Week course (25 Lectures)
¨ Various lectures at
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
in . Bartlesville, Oklahoma
More sensitive institutes are not listed; a sample of Institutes where courses have been taught since 1995:
¨ Haggai Institute, Singapore & Hawaii, USA [1997-2003].
¨ Summer Institute of Muslim Studies,
Springs, Colorado, USA
¨ International Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity,
[1995, 1996]. UK
¨ Asia Pacific Theological Seminary,
¨ Youth With A
and [1998-2005]. Canberra, Australia
¨ World Harvest Institute, Southern
Queensland Baptist College of Ministries,
[1998-2006]. Brisbane, Australia
[1996-1999]. Brisbane, Australia
Bible College of Queensland,
¨ Ibrahim Ministries International,
Harvest Bible College, [2002,
International Christian College (previously: Asian Pacific Institute),
[2000-2012]. Brisbane, Australia
¨ Conferences and Seminars arranged by Arabic Christian Prospective based in
[2000-2010]. Anaheim California
 Oklahoma Wesleyan
¨ And many others such as Leading the Way (LTW) ; and Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), [2011-2012].