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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Wafa Sultan on al-Jazeera

Hot Air has an amazing video clip of Wafa Sultan on Al-Jazeera:
Someone once called her “Islam’s Ann Coulter,” a description with which I disagreed but which is true enough in one respect: AJ had her on knowing damned well what she would deliver, and when she delivered they went ahead and pretended to be shocked anyway.

In the span of 12 minutes here we get the Mohammed cartoons, Israel and Palestine, political culture in the Middle East, and of course the Koran, all via that distinctive unblinking righteously accusatory flow. See if you can figure out which line, precisely, warranted that very sincere Jazeera apology.
Watch the video here.


At 6:18 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

She's a rare treasure: someone who speaks her mind and says what her audience doesn't always want to hear. Wafa Sultan may or may not be Islam's Ann Coulter but when you consider the low state of females in the Arab Middle East, saying non-PC things takes a lot of courage.

At 9:22 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

O.k., I'll play think-like-a-Muslim, and say that if I were a Muslim listening to Wafa Sultan's words, the one line that would have most offended Islam to me would have been when she said:

"Liberties are the holiest thing in the West, nothing is more important."

--that statement right there would be considered by many to be shirk (because it elevates others above Allah in determining what's holy), the #1 sin in Islam.


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