Leaving Islam




Dr. Wafa Sultan: Exposing the Lies of Islam  

By Barbara J. Stock

An amazing and courageous Arab woman has gotten little attention here in the United States , even though this woman is now an American.  But Dr. Wafa Sultan got plenty of attention in the Middle East when she appeared on Al Jazeera a few weeks ago.  

Dr. Sultan did the unthinkable:  She appeared on Arab television and condemned Islam.  She was there to “debate” not one, but two Islamic scholars.  One was an Egyptian professor of religious studies identified as Dr. Ibrahim al-Khouli and the other was an unidentified Algerian cleric.  They were obviously so furious at this woman that both men quickly labeled her a “heretic.”  Viewers who see the segments now posted on the Internet will observe one man waving his arms around in frustration and the other nervously shuffling papers as though he is searching for an answer to her charges but can’t seem to find it.  

The very fact that a woman dared to speak out against Islam was insult enough for them, but when she left them speechless with her undeniable logic, their anger and hatred came through like a tidal wave.  The refusal to respond to her charges spoke volumes.   

Dr. Sultan was born to devout Muslim parents and raised in Syria .  She herself was a practicing Muslim until she experienced a life-changing event as she was working towards her medical degree at the University of Aleppo in Syria .  Masked gunmen entered her classroom and as they shouted, “God is Great!” they riddled her professor’s body with bullets.  It was that day that she began to question Islam and its claim that it is a religion of peace.   

Dr. Sultan did what Muslims are forbidden to do:  She began to question the teachings of Islam, Mohammed, and the Quran.  Once a Muslim begins to question Islam it can be like a dam bursting and threats from Islam cannot hold it back.  This onslaught of questions is what Islamic leaders fear.  Once unleashed, this desire for answers about Islam’s teachings cannot be put aside and they cannot be answered.  The threat of death and eternal hell is Islam’s only of control over the masses.  

Within Islam, there is no greater sin than to question the teachings of Islam or Mohammed, and to do so is considered heresy and blasphemy and is punishable by death.  Dr. Sultan is now a marked woman and no one is more aware of this than she.  She now receives daily death threats but takes them all in stride.  She is a woman at peace with her decision to speak out.  

As she put forth one accusation after another, the two Islamic scholars had no answers.  Their only response was that they didn’t have to respond to her because she was blaspheming Islam.  

There is no logical response the two Islamic religious leaders could have given when a strong and defiant Dr. Sultan tore into them with statements such as this:  “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.  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."  

Dr. Sultan finished her opening salvo with:  "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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