Brave Woman - Would an Arab who is not also American be able to say this?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by hapaboy, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. On February 21, 2006, MEMRITV released a clip featuring an interview with Arab-American psychologist Wafa Sultan on Al-Jazeera TV. During the interview, Dr.Ibrahim Al-Khouli accused Sultan of being a "heretic" for attacking current aspects of Islamic society.

    http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1050

    Following the release of this clip, Bassam Darwish, editor of the reformist website www.annaqed.com, posted a February 28, 2006 report by AFP stating that a Friday sermon in Damascus had harshly criticized her appearance on Al-Jazeera: "[Syrian human rights activist Anwar] Al-Bouni reports that one of the sheikhs described Wafa Sultan as 'an infidel,' accusing her of 'harming Islam more than it was harmed by the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, recently published in European newspapers.'

    "According to Al-Bouni, 'the Syrian authorities began to use the weapon of the official religion as a new tool to oppress society... It is no longer enough for them to arrest activists, to terrorize them, and to prevent them from traveling, but now they recruit against them the pulpits of takfir [accusing other Muslims of heresy] and takhwin [accusing Muslims of treachery].' He described this policy as dangerous and destructive."

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    When I first saw this clip, I couldn't believe that it was broadcast on Al-Jazeera, or that an Arab, let alone a woman, would have the cojones to say what she says.

    As it turns out, she's Arab-American. That explains it.......
     
  2. We all feel over joyous for Arab-Americans now.