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February 28, 2006

Clash of Civilizations Or Modernity Vs. Barbarism?

Topics: Understanding Islam

There Is No Clash of Civilizations but a Clash between the Mentality of the Middle Ages and That of the 21st Century - Wafa Sultan, MEMRI.

El Presidente of Slapstick Politics posts Wafa Sultan's (she is an Arabic woman of Muslim background, who is apparently comfortable in saying what would garner a Western pundit charges of racism, neo-colonialism, and Islamophobia) lucid argument in support of free speech, Western Civilization, Western science, and secular modernism - at the international blog Freedom's Zone.

Imam: Are you a heretic?

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

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

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'll enjoy watching the rest of Wafa Sultan's destruction of attempts by her interviewer to shift the blame from rioting Muslims to a Western scholar (Samuel Huntington and his thesis), and the circular commentary of the imam (who avoids debate by resorting to name-calling), all on MEMRI TV.(the video is a must see). The transcript can be read here.

Readers will find more MEMRI videos here.

Posted by Richard at February 28, 2006 9:41 AM

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