'Clash of civilisations' rubbished by Arab-American woman
Wafa Sultan: The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions, or a clash of civilizations. It is a clash between two opposites, between two eras. It is a clash between a mentality that belongs to the Middle Ages and another mentality that belongs to the 21st century. It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality. It is a clash between freedom and oppression, between democracy and dictatorship. It is a clash between human rights, on the one hand, and the violation of these rights, on other hand. It is a clash between those who treat women like beasts, and those who treat them like human beings. What we see today is not a clash of civilizations. Civilizations do not clash, but compete...Unlike many others, Wafa Sultan is not an Arab apologist for terror. She is a secular hero. Watch the clip here. Transcript here.
Host: I understand from your words that what is happening today is a clash between the culture of the West, and the backwardness and ignorance of the Muslims?
Wafa Sultan: Yes, that is what I mean...
LINKS: Arab-American psychologist Wafa Sultan on Al Jazeera TV (Qatar) - MEMRI TV
A fearless Arab-American - Washington Times
'You can believe in stones, but don't throw them at me' (Transcript) - Jerusalem Post
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