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10 March, 2006

Wafa Sultan Kicking Ass on Arab TV

The following was brought to my attention by The Religious Policeman. I'm referring to a couple video clips up at the Middle East Media Research Institute TV Monitor Project. MEMRITV hosts over a thousand clips culled from Middle Eastern television. I've viewed some of them before and they've usually been of Muslim clerics threatening and denouncing the United States or the West generally. But TRP points out a couple clips (#783 and #1050) that feature Wafa Sultan, an Arab-American psychologist who lives in Los Angeles.



In the clips, she takes on a couple men, one a professor of Religious Politics from Algeria and the other Dr. Ibrahim Al-Khouli. Let me tell you, she takes no prisoners. Both men go on perfervid rants against the United States and in favor of Islam. Here are some of her retorts:

The Jews have come from the tragedy (of the Holocaust), and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror, with their work, not their crying and yelling. Humanity owes most of the discoveries and science of the 19th and 20th centuries to Jewish scientists. 15 million people, scattered throughout the world, united and won their rights through work and knowledge. 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. The Muslims have turned three Buddha statues into rubble. We have not seen a single Buddhist burn down a Mosque, kill a Muslim, or burn down an embassy. 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.

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When you recite to a child still in his early years the verse: "They will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off," regardless of this verse's interpretation, and regardless of the reasons it was conveyed or its time – you have made the first step towards creating a great terrorist.

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Can you explain to me the killing of a hundred thousand children, women and men in Algeria, using the most abominable killing methods? Can you explain to me the killing of 15,000 Syrian civilians? Can you explain to me the abominable crime in the military artillery school in Aleppo? Can you explain the crime in Al-Asbaqiya neighborhood of Damascus, Syria? Can you explain the attack of the terrorists on the peaceful village of Al-Kisheh in Upper Egypt, and the massacre of 21 Coptic peasants? Can you explain to me what is going on in Indonesia, Turkey, and Egypt, even though these are Islamic countries which opposed the American intervention in Iraq, and which don't have armies in Iraq, yet were not spared by the terrorists? Can you explain these phenomena, which took place in Arab countries? Was all this revenge on America or Israel? Or were they merely to satisfy bestial wild instincts aroused in them by religious teachings, which incite to rejection of the other, to the killing of the other, and to the denial of the other. When Saddam Hussein buried 300,000 Shiites and Kurds alive, we did not hear a single Muslim protesting. Your silence served to acknowledge the legitimacy of these killings, didn't it?


Check the site out as there's some really interesting stuff up there. You can see "Iranian TV Shows Samples from the Iranian Contest for Holocaust Cartoons", "Footage of New Iranian Nahang 1 Submarine", and "New Footage of Bushehr Nuclear Facility in Iran" amongst many others.
|| Palmer, 7:07 PM

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