Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Precisely what needs to happen

MEMRI--the Middle East Media Research Institute--comes through yet again with a must-see item. Arab-American psychologist Wafa Sultan preaches up a storm about the real problem for Muslims today--i.e., Islam itself. Or today's jihadist, blame-Israel-and-the-West form of Islam.

Her rant is called "There Is No Clash of Civilizations but a Clash between the Mentality of the Middle Ages and That of the 21st Century." See the video clip here.

The fact that it appeared on Al Jazeera makes it all the more remarkable. Sultan's grand finale is an in-your-face dose of reality about the Jews--the fact that they're probably the highest-achieving people in the world--in marked contrast to you-know-whom. Like an Arab Dr. Laura, she hammers home the point that hatred is a poor substitute for accomplishment, in which the Muslim world today is woefully lacking.

I asked Bruce, the friend who forwarded it to me (originally from Michelle Malkin), if he thought there'd be a fatwa out on Sultan. He wondered if she even made it home from the studio.

Not that any of us should get our hopes up, but this is precisely what needs to happen, in large numbers. Sane Muslims speaking truth to evil power. May her tribe increase.


Blogger Stacy L. Harp said...

Great post as usual. Thanks for the link too :)

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