This interview was broadcast on Al-Jazeera TV on February 21st , 2006 and is presented with translation on MemriTV. The woman speaking is Dr. Wafa Sultan and Arab-American Psychologist about the recent Mohammed cartoon riots and Islamic clashes with the west. She speaks about the difference in cultures and the need for change in the Arab world. Itâ€™s worth a look and is an example of a forward thinking Arab woman who says things that no one in the Arab world has had the guts to say for a long time. One can only hope that people will listen and that her views and passion will spread like wild fire in the Arab world. Her article was also published on Annaqed where she openly criticizes the Muslim brotherhood.
March 5, 2006 at 12:13 pm
Wow! That is one extraordinarily articulate woman.
March 5, 2006 at 3:42 pm
She is so right! Respect is not something you can “force” out of people. It must be earned. Why and/or how are they so blinded to the harm they do to themselves and their people by continuing on the path of violence? It is the violence and their insatiable lust for control that draws us toward the conclusion that their God is not a God of Love, but a God of hate. And that their prophet was sucessfully deceived by Satan himself. They must re-examine their scriptures with reason. I hope we hear from more of the sensible among them, such as this women.
March 6, 2006 at 3:21 pm
That is a brave and very smart lady,the muslim
world needs millions of her kind,to open the
eyes and minds of the ignorant masses that their
violence and hate will keep them behind in the
middle ages for another century,unless they change their ways.
March 7, 2006 at 11:30 pm
She is one awfully eloquent truth telling woman. Her message needs to be heard throughout Islam & the world. Thank you for linking to Dr. Sultan’s speech. God Bless her & Keep her safe.
March 8, 2006 at 10:49 am
What was important to be said about Dr.Wafa Sultan has already been said.Yes, she is brave and her courage comes out from feeling free and protected in a democratic America.There are Millions, women and men, that have the same ability but cannot speak out because they would not be given the chance to do so. Can Dr. Wafa elaborate or justify the bombing of Kind David Hotel(1947-1948) with hundred of innocent British women and children killed and injured.What justification can she offer. We must deplore all kind of violence and we must not forget those that have been violent in the past.I myself don’t beleive in supernatural either, but let us not forget that there are ethics and morality and Dr.Wafa is more bias than she fair.Hope she will be more moderate in her comments.
March 11, 2006 at 7:47 pm
I can’t begin to tell of the “gentle nudges” I’ve had to clarify…So please bear with me as I attempt to do that in brief. First of all, please note the words “draws us to the conclusion” This is not, “It has been concluded” All three of the major religions (Judism,Christianity and Islam) have had their battles with Satan. By our very nature (the choice having been made to have knowledge of good and evil) we are subject to such battles. We are all evolving, the serious question to ask is, in which direction are we headed? Toward good or toward evil, we all know what each “looks like” and the attributes of each, ie. good = Love/serving God and one another, building up to reconciliation; evil = hate/violence and destruction, supression and seperation. The direction we are moving in will greatly depend upon the “eyes and heart” with which we view our scriptures. Just look at how, not the first Christians, but the deceived Christians preceived who was responsible for the death of Christ; as though it had not be foretold. It took a long time to move away from the “blame game” and look in the mirror and admit, it was our very own sin. Now that we walk in that light, should we be held responsible for the actions of our deceived ancestors? This will only prolong the healing on all sides. We all need to take inventory of where we have been as a people and as an individual, where we are now and “choose this day whom we will serve”. The “self-righteous” need to take a long hard look at the truly righteous (the divine alone)and understand that the battle is not with the flesh, but the spirit. We need to pray for the healing and protection of one another, recognizing how very vulnerable we all are! And last but not least, sensible and spiritual are two different things. However, sensible is good. My favorite line was, “You can believe in a rock if you want to, just don’t throw it at me.” Selah!
March 12, 2006 at 1:29 am
What an outstanding lady Dr. Wafa Sultan is! I was really impressed with the front page article in todays Daily News!!! There should be more people like Dr. Sultan explaining what the radical Muslims are doing in the world!!
U.S.Army ISG (Ret.)
March 12, 2006 at 2:27 am
Dr. Wafa Sultan is a remarkable and very brave woman. Thank you for communicating what so many of us have been feeling. You undoubtedly have the highest level of respect from many, many people for articulating this most frustrating and difficult issue.
March 13, 2006 at 6:00 pm
I just want Dr. Wafa Sultan to know that she has many people around the world praying for both her safety and for God’s special blessing on her for so courageously setting the record straight about the “peacefulness” of Islam.
Certainly there are peaceful Muslims, but one only need read the Koran to confirm what the Muslim Holy book really teaches.
In that regard, dropping the adjective “radical” would much better represent the truth of what she is saying.
March 16, 2006 at 10:33 pm
The woman is either sufferring from PTS and in denial of all she was raised to believe or she is not who she appears to be…
2 Chronicles 15:2
He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.”
The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on, you will be at war.”
March 16, 2006 at 10:55 pm
The following article addresses the same item but at home … How about them Yaleies? Dont ever let Harvard get the upper hand …
March 30, 2006 at 9:23 am
A very brave lady indeed. The problem is not the Muslim but whatever was written in the Quran, Hadith,Sira and of course those mullahs who lied to the ignorant masses. How many muslim actually read the Quran from cover to cover anyway.
God bless her and keep her and her family members safe.
August 26, 2007 at 3:16 pm
What the hell is wrong with every one, she is not brave but just a moron who loves quoting out of context things which are even simmilar to bible and torah. I really pray that the fire she is starting and the misrepresentation she has began does not destroy th e good work of many honest and knowledgable , jews, christians and muslims, who are trying hard to find an equilibrium in this capitalistically motivated propaganda!!!!!
August 26, 2007 at 3:28 pm
I was devastated on seeing this interview , I really want to know what happens to a person that makes him / her so violent and nasty against any religion, why she did not speaking on updating the bible / jewish scriptures, even they have some things like these mentioned against the non christian / non jew . What is it that pushes a person to commit an amazingly stupid act like suicide bombing,? she said one thing right that it was wrong and quite honestly no where does quran mention that you can kill yourself let alone others apart from the routine battle scenario. Yes I have read the quran. What ever is happening right now is wrong and way beyond the rules of engagement that the muslim army followed , but that doesnot mean that you quote from any where in the quran and start attaching your own demented ideas to it. What does she want the third world war or a safer world. When some body says dont insult my mother youkeep repeating the same bad language saying it is my freedon of speech well than you have another thing coming for you. And no amount of any wealth can save you from that!!!!!
April 29, 2008 at 11:02 am
They speak of war. They speak of extermination. They speak of conversion. Of death. Of remaking the world in their image.
Let them speak. Let their own words inspire a resistance and counter-attack to the Jihad. Let them bury their own graves with their hate.
I do not propose we reason with them. Those proposals have been made, and if they are successful, they are successful because of better men than myself.
I do not propose we come to terms with them. For to come to terms between civilization and barbarity is to leave yourself in the medieval world where one â€œcomes to termsâ€ with the conflicting arguments for the roundness and flatness of the planet.
I do not propose we convert them. For we can never be sure of their sincerity. Let those who wish to leave Islam do so on their own and by the efforts of better men than myself. I am not usually persuasive. Conversions are not my strong point. But now I must try, with all honesty, attempt to convert YOU. To convert you away from the notion of coexistence with Muslims. From the notion that theyâ€™re just like us, only â€œmisguidedâ€. That they just need some time to modernize. No, no no. Not from where Iâ€™m sitting.
Hereâ€™s what I do propose:
The goal of eliminating Islam from the planet, and to mete out harsh punishment to those who would resist that, be they Muslim or otherwise. I hope such an elimination be done peacefully. Event after event after event, after yet another mosque exposed to be radical, after another school of Islam justifying beheadings and violence, after more native French citizens raped by the Muslim thugs for no other reason than being â€œInfidelsâ€â€¦ After all that, I hope in vain.
Therefore I propose an answer to the likes of Al-Queda, Hamas, and Hezbolla. I propose â€œconvertsâ€ to Islam who will not just spy on the mosque activities, but those who will take the law into their own hands and punish the jihad encouragers physically. Outside and independently of the law, of the police. They will not help. Donâ€™t count on them.
I propose the demolition of mosques. The psychological terrorism of Muslims in western countries. People describe them as immigrants, or converts, or potential threats. Hereâ€™s how I would decribe them: HOSTAGES. You, western Muslims, are surrounded by seas of infidels in many places of the world. I call upon those infidels to harshly use them as bargaining chips to win rights for Arab Christians and atheists and others under Islamâ€™s cruel thumb. For Israel. And should the Mohameddan tribes fail to deliver, I call upon those infidels to make an example of what happens when you anger the Free World past a point of no return. When you declare a war of extermination on those who received you and helped you and gave you freedoms and opportunities unheard of in your â€œrighteousâ€ Islamic societies. When you declare that our mothers and sisters are indecent whores for exposing their hair. When you condemn terrorism in English and then applaud and promote it in Arabic.
I propose eliminating Muslims, one way or another, from Western countries. And afterwards, I propose taking the battle to Islamic countries. Just as they grow their jihads underground here, So you may fight your crusade under their noses there. Demolish mosques. Intimidate. Do what is necessary.
Fight battles you can win. Gather intelligence. Gather strength. Donâ€™t go the route of the suicidal fanatic dying for his cause. As a famous military commander put it:
â€œDO NOT THINK BATTLES ARE WON BY DYING VALIANTLY FOR YOUR CAUSE, BUT BY MAKING THE OTHER BASTARD DIE FOR HIS.â€
Make it happen. Exterminate this vile religion from the world. Without the help of the State. Donâ€™t bother lobbying, going on the news, writing op-eds, and so on. Other people do so, and this article is not geared towards those. It is geared towards a more action-minded audience. Geared towards people who will do what is necessary to protect what is precious. Offend, insult, and demolish nothing but Islam. Be kind to Sikhs, even though they wear turbans and have beards. Accept and respect Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Jews, Christians, Jains, Buddhists, socialists, libertarians, conversatives, liberals, and so on. All but Muslim are welcome. All but Muslim are fully human.
Unless of course, you want your children and grandchildren to know nothing but the misery of Islam. Of regression. Of lies. Of intellectual and moral bankruptcy. Of a life decrepit and short and painful. For that is what Islam will bring. Donâ€™t be fooled by their kindness. It is a mirage. Make them know that they are not welcome anywhere on the planet as long as they adhere to Islam.
If you feel that hurting Muslim feelings is too much, then donâ€™t bother. Go ahead, defend Islam. Defend those who would kill you for failing to convert to their Religion of Peace.