It is so turned around these days.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Islam can not reform but must be transformed.

Here is a video that I think we all should see. Wafa Sultan on Danish television, discusses Islam and the cartoon jihad with uncommon clarity. This woman is brave, and speaks truth with boldness and passion. The walls of Islam are starting to crack and if this war in Iraq and on terroism (Islamic Fascism) are the catalyst, then they need to start shining that Nobel Prize for G.W. Bush. Wow, is getting hot in here? I think I can acually hear the steam coming out of the ears of some of our liberal blogging friends.

Tip to Little Green Footballs.


At 5:07 PM, Blogger Vonster said...

"People of the Book" should not be at odds. Islam is being held hostage. Pray that God finds a way thru us to set it free so we can all get along.

At 8:29 PM, Anonymous knight in dragonland said...

Wow ... Vonster. I'm impressed. That's a noble sentiment.

Wafa Sultan certainly might be deserving of a Nobel Prize. Andrew Sullivan had a link to another Youtube interview with her - on Al Jazeera! That's a true testament to her bravery - she's willing to say the same things to a largely Muslim audience on Al Jazeera as she does to a largely secular European audience on Danish television. Here's the clip.

My ears aren't steaming because the idea of Bush winning a Nobel Prize is so ridiculous - it makes me laugh. I don't think they give out prizes for torture advocacy and inept leadership. Then again, they gave a Peace Prize to Arafat ... that was quite a joke. A peace prize for a corrupt leader that sanctions suicide bombing - THAT makes sense. Maybe Bush's candidacy isn't so far-fetched.

BJ - you asked a while back for a strong Muslim voice in defiance of terrorism. Well, now you've got one example Youtubed on your blog. Here are three others:

These are large-scale Muslim denunciations of terrorism including a manifesto signed by about 200 Muslim academics and leaders of large Muslim organizations, a petition signed by ~500,000 Muslims and a fatwa against terrorism by a group of North American Muslim legal scholars. Muslims don’t have a Pope, so there is no single high profile person available to take a stand against the radicals.

This information was not at all difficult to find. I think I got all three of those links on the first Google page that popped up after my search. Did you try to answer your own question before now, BJ? I guess showing dark-skinned youth burning an American flag and chanting "death to America!" has better shock value than these stories and thus gets the air time. However, you don't have to dig far to find another side to the story.

At 6:16 AM, Blogger Vonster said...

It's sad that some people can't comment on anything without slipping in a little Bush bashing. Not a sparrow falls from a tree that is not Bush's fault. Yup.

At 7:03 AM, Blogger BJ Aberle said...

To be honest I really have not looked that hard. But I think we answer our own questions though. It is sad that we have to do some "digging" to find these people. I am not expecting to be spoon fed this stuff like a baby, but seriously, it is because of our last go around over at The Briar Patch that made me start searching. I doubt our parents have seen this. I doubt most of our friends know that these people are out there. Those 500,000 who signed the petition is a great place to start... but here's the problem. They are in North America. Big deal. We don't have a problem here (yet). This message needs to reach the woman, children and men in the middle east who are still behind the wall of this opressive version of Islam.

At 7:48 PM, Anonymous knight in dragonland said...

Well, thanks to Wafa Sultan, it is reaching those in the Middle East. Like I said (and linked), she said similar things on Al Jazeera - if anything, that interview was even more "in your face" than the Danish interview.

Of course that doesn't help in reaching the thousands of youth in the remote border regions of Pakistan & Afghanistan who have no access to an education other than the local mullah and the madrassas. That's why the work of people like Greg Mortenson is so important.

At 6:26 PM, Blogger BJ Stone said...

So then you approve of Christian Crusades to wipe out opposing religions, then BJ?

Isn't it remotely ironic to religious folks that most wars are caused by religious folks?

At 9:36 PM, Blogger BJ Aberle said...

So then you approve of Christian Crusades to wipe out opposing religions, then BJ?

oh caught me!!! That's exactly what I want.

I do not know what the hell you are talking about? did you mean to say that I "APPOVED" the Christian Crusades? I wasn't around then to have a say in the matter. But rest assured I would not have condoned it. I find it remotely ironic that Christians are the minority who take the threat of Islamo fascism seriously. But I know that we must not try to "out fanatisize" them lest we become like them.


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