Video: Arab-American Woman, al-Jazeera TV

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    A very brave woman, no? I thought she had a unique and very wise take on the issue.

    Thanks for posting the link, and welcome to the board.
     
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    That was good!
     
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    "The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind before they demand that humankind respect them."

    Awesome line!
     
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    I've been following her for a bit now, today the NY Times weighs in:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/11/i...aba5e586f&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

     
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    Yesterday's Interview on Israeli National Radio:


    Dr. Wafa Sultan Seeks Radical Change From Radical Islam
    Mar 13, '06
    By Debbie Berman


    Dr. Wafa Sultan is in Hiding, Fearful for her Life and the safety of her family, after she lambasted the roots of radical Islam during a debate televised on Al-Jazeera last month.

    Dr. Sultan is leading a struggle to create a new reality in the Islamic world, which she believes should be led by none other than the Women it has oppressed for so long. Born in Syria and now a Los Angeles-based psychiatrist, Dr. Sultan has taken upon herself the mission of trying to change the way the Islamic world operates.


    AUDIO of the First English Interview:
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/data/radio/asx2006/03/12/rl_386.asx


    Dr. Sultan spoke with IsraelNationalRadio's Tovia Singer in her first English-language interview since the Al-Jazeera debate. “I am trying to change the mentality of my people. They have been hostages of their own beliefs and teachings for 14 centuries. No hostage can break the laws of his prison and get out by himself. An outsider has to help him escape his prison,” Dr. Sultan stated.

    “I have been asking who the savior is and answering myself by saying it is me. My people are in the middle of nowhere lost and confused. Humanity’s caravan has passed them by and they are too far from catching it. By changing their way of thinking, I am changing their behavior and eventually their future.”

    Dr. Sultan is determined to see her task through to fruition, despite its dangerous and difficult nature. “Most of the reactions from my readers and audience from all over the Islamic world to my writings and debates have been very positive and encouraging," she explained passionately. "My task is absolutely not easy, but it is not impossible; it is a million-mile journey and I proudly believe that I have walked the very first and hardest ten miles. It may seem to others that it is too hard and too long but believe me, I can assure you that the point I have reached does not allow me to make any u-turns. I have opened the door for advancement. Everyone was asking himself who is going to do it, and I told myself it is me."

    Dr. Sultan explained that her perspective on Islam changed radically after she bore witness to the murder of her college professor at the hands of Islamic extremists acting in the name of Allah:
    “The year 1979 was the turning point of my life. I was a medical student at the University of Aleppo in Syria. At that time, the Brotherhood of Islam committed very bloody and ugly crimes against innocent Syrian people in the name of their God. I witnessed the killing of my professor, a great human being who had nothing to do with the government. They filled his body with hundreds of bullets before my eyes while screaming Allah is great..."

    Dr. Sultan explained that during her upbringing in Syria she was raised to hate Jews:
    “Up to the very first day that I immigrated to America, I used to believe that Jewish people were not human creatures, that they had different features, different voices than the human race. Unfortunately this is the way I was raised.".."

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=100139
     
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    Do any kids raised in the middle east have a chance of growing up with a sane view of anything?
     
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    And now she's more Famous than ever.
    Get's on often.
     
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    "You gave the lie to God's religion and the man Ahmad!
    By him who was your father, evil is the son he produced!
    An upright person gave you a thrust in the night, saying,
    'Take that, Abu Afak, in spite of your age!'
    Though I knew whether it was man or jinn
    Who slew you in the dead of night (I would say naught)."
     
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