Sunday, March 12, 2006

The World Needs More Moderates 

Dr. Wafa Sultan, a Syrian-American living outside L.A., was interviewed on Al-Jazeera Television on Feb. 21, 2006. During that interview she voiced her disdain for Muslims that distort Isalm for their own gains.

Partial Transcript of Al-Jazeera Interview.

Letter of Thanks to Dr. Sultan at anneqed.com

Video: Wafa Sultan Clashes with Muslim Cleric

Some quotes from A NY Times article about her.

"In the interview, which has been viewed on the Internet more than a million times and has reached the e-mail of hundreds of thousands around the world, Dr. Sultan bitterly criticized the Muslim clerics, holy warriors and political leaders who she believes have distorted the teachings of Muhammad and the Koran for 14 centuries.

She said the world's Muslims, whom she compares unfavorably with the Jews, have descended into a vortex of self-pity and violence."

"Perhaps her most provocative words on Al Jazeera were those comparing how the Jews and Muslims have reacted to adversity. Speaking of the Holocaust, she said, "The Jews have come from the tragedy and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror; with their work, not with their crying and yelling."

She went on, "We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people."

She concluded, "Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them.""

For Muslim Who Says Violence Destroys Islam, Violent Threats - New York Times



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