Here is an interesting article on Dr. Wafa Sultan who is asking questions of people of her own faith that more should have asked LONG back!! It took a woman shocked by witnessing violence first-hand to come to this realization.
I do not have much of a hope for her because the familiar cycle has been started already.. if you question the orthodox “faith” you are already a heretic in Islam and so infidel .. and have no – if any – right to question or even utter the names of Quran and the Prophet.. so the historic straitjacketed mindsets prevail still!!
Dr. Sultan, who is 47, wears a prim sweater and skirt, with fleece-lined slippers and heavy stockings. Her eyes and hair are jet black and her modest manner belies her intense words: “Knowledge has released me from this backward thinking. Somebody has to help free the Muslim people from these wrong beliefs.”
Perhaps her most provocative words on Al Jazeera were those comparing how the Jews and Muslims have reacted to adversity. Speaking of the Holocaust, she said, “The Jews have come from the tragedy and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror; with their work, not with their crying and yelling.”
She went on, “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.”
She concluded, “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 demand that humankind respect them.”
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