Tuesday, March 07, 2006

'Clash of civilisations' rubbished by Arab-American woman

Wow. Dr. Wafa Sultan is a secular Arab-American psychologist, whose view of Islam can best be decribed as one of absolute contempt. On February 21 she confronted radical Islamist cleric Ibrahim Al-Khouli in a debate on 'The Clash of Civilizations,' not in the relative safety of American television but right there on al-Jazeera television, from which you can see a snippet here. Here's how she opens:
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...

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...

Unlike many others, Wafa Sultan is not an Arab apologist for terror. She is a secular hero. Watch the clip here. Transcript here.

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
Latest clips - MEMRI TV

TAGS: War, Religion, Multiculturalism, Heroes

2 Comments:

Anonymous Robert Winefield said...

Wow!!!

3/07/2006 04:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Craig Milmine said...

Wow!! Indeed. I never thought I would see someone from a Muslim country (I presume) offer such an articulate and sound rebutal of everything that Muslims stand for. That was brilliant.

3/07/2006 10:21:00 pm  

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