Saturday, March 11, 2006

More About Dr. Wafa Sultan

The New York Times has a front-page profile of Dr. Wafa Sultan, about whom Ralph posted below: "[T]hanks to an unusually blunt and provocative interview on Al Jazeera television on Feb. 21, [Dr. Sultan] is an international sensation, hailed as a fresh voice of reason by some, and by others as a heretic and infidel who deserves to die."

Here's the video clip that made her famous. You'll be glad you watched it.

Two comments:

1. The article says the American Jewish Congress has invited Dr. Sultan to speak in May at a conference in Israel. I hope she does not accept, otherwise she will begin to look like a shill for Jewish groups and the Israelis and will lose the powerful credibility she now has. (Ralph may disagree; if so, I hope he posts his thoughts here.)

2. Also, she no longer claims to practice Islam, and says "I am a secular human being." That's a pity, because she'd have still more credibility for Muslims if she remained inside the Islamic tent. There are far too few believers in Islam who are willing to call jihadist ideology what Victor Davis Hanson calls it: pre-modern fascism.

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