Have Blasphemed Against Islam, The Prophet and the Koran: Wafa
Sultan Speaks Out
By Denis Schultz
On February 21, 2006, Al-Jezeera TV aired
a debate between Wafa Sultan, an Arab-American
psychiatrist from Los Angeles and two Islamic scholars, Dr. Ibrahim
Al-Khouli of Al Azhar University and Dr. Ahmad Bin Muhammad, an
Algerian professor of religious politics. Ms. Sultan, an immigrant
from Syria left Islam in 1979 when a professor in a class she was
attending at the University of Aleppo in northern Syria was shot
dead by terrorists a few feet from where she was sitting. Things of
that nature—like lynchings and tornadoes—stick with a student.
The debate had scarcely started when sparks
began to fly. Maybe someone mentioned Samuel
Huntington or maybe Ygor was in charge of the lighting. “The
clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of
religions, or a clash of civilizations,” said Wafa, “it is a
clash between two opposites, between two eras…It is a clash
between freedom and oppression, between barbarity and rationality.
It is a clash between those who treat women like beasts, and those
who treat them like human beings. What we see today is not a clash
of civilizations. Civilizations do not clash, but compete.”
Now Mullah al-Khouli could have said you are
entitled to your opinion. That’s what Chris
Matthews would have said. But what kind of Mullah would al-Khouli
have been if he had responded like a reasonable fellow? He would
have been a Mullah looking for employment, that’s what he would
have been. And with Air-America going belly-up he would have had to
settle for some second-rate position like associate professor of
Islamo-fascist Studies at Columbia or Harvard. And—Allah should
forbid—he would be surrounded by dhimmis! So he accused Ms.
Sultan of being a heretic.
“There is no point in rebuking you since you
have blasphemed against Islam, the Prophet, and the Koran,” said
al-Khouli. As Archie
Bunker was fond of saying, “End of argument.”
But Wafa Sultan wasn’t Edith Bunker—she
refused to stifle. “Why does a young Muslim man, in the prime of
life, with a full life ahead, go and blow himself up?” she asked.
“How and why does he blow himself up in a bus full of innocent
That is an interesting question. Why would he
blow himself up? No Scientologist ever launched himself into the 5th
Dimension for L.
Ron Hubbard. Anyone who has ever attended the Reverend
Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, knows
Jerry doesn’t like loud noises. Not one Quaker in a million would
know how to fashion a suicide bomber’s belt. Very few atheists
hanker for the hereafter.
And, quite frankly, killing innocent people is
sick. The Frankenstein monster killed innocent people but he was
sick—he couldn’t help himself. Mohammed
Atta killed innocent people. Was he sicker than the monster? Had
some sinister force tampered with his brain?
Dr. Bin Muhammad then addressed the politics of
religious innocence. “I am not saying that killing innocent people
is nice,” he said. “I say that all innocent people should be
protected. But at the same time, we must start with the innocent
among the Muslims. There are millions of innocent people among us,
while the innocent among you—and innocent they are—number only
dozens, hundreds, or thousands at the most.”
Did he say, “hundreds, thousands at the
most?” Is he kidding? Has he ever looked at a map? How many people
does he think there are in the world? Doesn’t anybody study Human
Geography in the Middle East? Freddie Krueger wouldn’t be safe
locked in a room with this creep. If Bin Muhammad is an example of
what the non-Muslim world can expect from Islam’s best and
brightest a bird flu pandemic doesn’t seem that bad an
alternative. Adolph Hitler and Joe Stalin would seem more out of
place in Dante’s Inferno than al-Khouli and Bin
Muhammad—or in Vanessa
Redgrave's drawing room for that matter.
* Mullah Krekar.
* Dr. Wafa Sultan.
one Islamic time warp removed from al-Jezeera TV,
Scandinavia’s most controversial refugee, Mad
Mullah Krekar, was fighting extradition to Iraq. Krekar had been
granted asylum by Norway in 1992 and like Omar Bakri in England
he’s been on the dole ever since. Now, really—don’t any of
these guys work? No wonder Islam is ten centuries behind Lower
Slobbovia in economic development. Nonetheless, Krekar, born
Najmuddin Raraj Ahmad, doesn’t let being a ward of the state
interfere with his bashing of his benefactors. We will bury you; we
will outbreed you like rats in a garbage dump. Oh, he’s a nasty
one. “We’re the ones who will change you,” he insists.
Krekar travels back and forth to Iraq where he
meets regularly with Ansar
al-Islam a terrorist organization he helped create before he
became persona non grata. Iraq wants him back. Krekar is an
admirer of Osama bin Laden and the Taliban. “Osama bin Laden is a
good person,” he says. “Those who say Osama bin Laden is a
terrorist are themselves killing women and children.”
He must be on Jim
McDermott's E-mail list. Radical Muslims have killed most if not
all of the Muslim women and children killed in recent years. And
they have killed most of the Christians, animists and Hindus that
have falling victim to violence over the same time frame.
“The West destroyed the Taliban
regime in Afghanistan because it feared the Islamic state,” said
That’s one scenario. There are
others—imagine the Taliban as an open sewer, breeding disease and
pestilence, and Uncle Sam as the Orkin Man on a mission of mercy and
one is closer to the truth.
Al-Khouli, Bin Muhammad, and Mullah Krekar;
three Islamo-fascist thugs; nasty fellows—they are not the salt of
the earth. Did they spring full-blown from the Qur’an or did they
creep out of the pages of Mein
Kampf? It’s a close call. Krekar is more obnoxious than al-Khouli
and Bin Muhammad. He may be a rune short of Reinhardt
Heydrich, but he tries. In his elocution Bin Muhammad could pass
Goebbels and al-Khouli has all the obtuseness of Joachim
von Ribbentrop but little of the latter’s charm. Not one of
these creeps has contributed anything of value to the civilized
world. They are barbarity not rationality. Al-Khouli, Bin Muhammad,
and Mullah Krekar—is this the best Islam has to offer?
Wafa Sultan said, “I don’t believe you can
It is difficult to argue with that proposition.
The Qur’an is so full of violence, intolerance, bigotry,
anti-Semitism, sexism, chauvinism and hatred it could have served as
a training manual for an SS Division on the way to the Warsaw
“Once you try to fix it (Islam),” said Wafa,
“you’re going to break it.”
It’s going to be a long war.