Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Speaking Out Against Islamic Totalitarianism

I've been investigating some home-grown terrorists here in America. In researching the Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a terrorist organization of American Black Muslims, founded by Sheikh Mubarik Ali Gilani (see above), I came across this interview with Wafa Sultan on the MEMRI website: I had seen it once before, but didn't know how to make it appear on this blog. It seems important to take time out and post this for those who may not have seen it. Apparently, the women of the Middle East have the strongest voice, in speaking out against the Muslim missionaries (well, hey - they are on a mission, right?).

Right Truth

The following text was taken from an interview with Wafa Sultan, an Arab-American Psychologist, who lives in California. If you would like to see the actual video from Al Jazeera TV (Qatar) broadcast February 21, 2006. The audio is in Arabic, but you can read along with the English sub-title translation at the (bottom of the film). I'm posting the text version for those who for some reason, can't get the video to play.

(Wafa Sultan) "The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions or a clash of civilizations. It is a clash between two opposites, between two eras. It is a clash between a mentality that belongs in the Middle Ages and another mentality that belongs in the 21st century. It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality. It is a clash between freedom and oppression, between democracy and dictatorship. It is a clash between human rights, on the one hand, and the violation of these rights on the other hand. It is a clash between those who treat woman like beasts, and those that treat them as human beings. What we see today is not a clash of civilizations. Civilizations do not clash, but compete."

(Al Jazeera) "I understand from your words that what is happening today is a clash between the culture of the West, and the backwardness and ignorance of Muslims."

(Wafa Sultan) "Yes, that is what I mean."

(Al Jazeera)"Who came up with the concept of a clash of civilizations? Was it not Samuel Huntington ?" "It was not Bin Laden." I would like you to discuss this issue, if you don't mind..."

(Wafa Sultan) "The Muslims are the ones who began using this expression. The Muslims are the ones who began the clash of civilizations. The Prophet of Islam said 'I was ordered to fight the people until they believe in Allah and His Messenger.' When the Muslims divided the people into Muslims and non-Muslims, and called to fight the others until they believe in what they themselves believe, they started this clash and began this war. In order to stop this war, they must re-examine their Islamic books and curricula, which are full of calls for 'takfir' and fighting the infidels."

(Wafa Sultan) "My colleague has said that he never offends other people's beliefs. What civilization on the face of this earth allows him to call other people by names they did not choose for themselves ? Once he calls them 'Ahl Al-Dhimma', another time he calls them the 'People of the Book', and yet another time he compares them to apes and pigs, or he calls the Christians 'those who incur Allah's wrath'. Who told you they were 'People of the Book' ? They are not 'People of the Book,'they are people of many books. All the useful scientific books that you have today are theirs, the fruit of their free and creative thinking. What gives you the right to call them 'those who incur Allah's wrath' or 'those who have gone astray', and then you come here and say that your religion commands you to refrain from offending the religious beliefs of others ? I am not a Christian, a Muslim or a Jew. I am a secular human being. I do not believe in the supernatural, but I respect others' right to believe in it."

(Muslim Imam) "Are you a heretic?"

(Wafa Sultan) "You can say whatever you like. I am a secular human being who does not believe in the supernatural..."

(Muslim Imam) "If you are a heretic, there is no point in rebuking you since you have blasphemed against Islam, the Prophet and the Koran..."

(Wafa Sultan) "These are personal matters that do not concern you. Brother, you can believe in stones as long as you don't throw them at me. You are free to worship whoever you want, but other people's beliefs are NOT your concern, whether they believe that the Messiah is God, son of Mary, or that Satan is God, son of Mary. Let people have their beliefs."

Wafa Sultan) "The Jews have come from the tragedy of the Holocaust and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not their terror, with their work, not their crying and yelling. Humanity owes most of the discoveries and science of the 19th and 20th centuries to Jewish scientists. 15 million people, scattered throughout the world, united and won their rights through work and knowledge. We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people."

(Wafa Sultan) "The Muslims have turned three Buddha statues to rubble. We have not seen a single Buddhist burn down a mosque, kill a Muslim or burn down an Embassy. Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people, and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they can demand that humankind respect them."
If you missed my post on
Brigitte Gabriel, go here. On the page there is a link to the video of the speech recorded at Heritage.org. She is another woman of the Middle East, Lebanon, who lives here in the US, and she is taking the fight to the Muslims, just as Wafa Sultan is. Very powerful stuff.

On the Jamaat ul-Fuqra business, see the Baron's post on Gates of Vienna.
He has already done some quite extensive research on this. For even more on the doings of
Sheikh Mubarik Ali Gilani, go to the Politics of CP website.

- No Apology