Islam itself, is the root of the problem

Wafa Sultan Debating Islamic Cleric

Wafa Sultan-Terrorism and Islam

Wafa Sultan on Sharia

About Wafa Sultan

Wafa Sultan (Arabic: وفاء سلطان‎; born 1958, Baniyas, Syria) is an author and well known a critic of Islam. Sultan trained as a psychiatrist in Syria and is a US naturalized citizen.

Sultan was born to a Sunni Muslim family in Baniyas, Syria. She resides in Los Angeles, California. She emigrated to the United States in 1989, and is now a naturalized citizen. Sultan has become notable since the September 11, 2001 attacks for her participation in Middle East political debates, with Arabic essays that circulated widely and some television appearances on Al Jazeera and CNN.

On February 21, 2006, she took part in Al Jazeera’s weekly 45-minute discussion program The Opposite Direction. She spoke from Los Angeles, arguing with host Faisal al-Qassem and with Ibrahim Al-Khouli about Samuel P. Huntington‘s Clash of Civilizations theory. A six minute composite video of her remarks was subtitled and widely circulated by MEMRI on blogs and through e-mail; The New York Times estimated that it has been seen at least one million times. In this video she criticised Muslims for treating non-Muslims differently, and for not recognizing the accomplishments of Jewish and other members of non-Muslim society while using their wealth and technology.

Sultan is working on a book to be called The Escaped Prisoner: When God Is a Monster

Sultan describes her thesis as witnessing “a battle between modernity and barbarism which Islam will lose”. It has brought her telephone threats, but also praise from reformers. Her comments, especially a pointed criticism that “no Jew has blown himself up in a German restaurant”, brought her an invitation to Jerusalem by the American Jewish Congress.

Sultan believes that “The trouble with Islam is deeply rooted in its teachings. Islam is not only a religion. Islam [is] also a political ideology that preaches violence and applies its agenda by force.” In a discussion with Ahmad bin Muhammad, she said: “It was these teachings that distorted this terrorist and killed his humanity”.

Sultan stated that she was shocked into secularism by the 1979 atrocities committed by Islamic extremists of the Muslim Brotherhood against innocent Syrian people, including the machine-gun assassination of her professor, Yusef al Yusef, an ophthalmologist renowned beyond Syria, in her classroom in front of her eyes at the University of Aleppo where she was a medical student. “They shot hundreds of bullets into him, shouting, ‘God is great!’ ” she said. “At that point, I lost my trust in their god and began to question all our teachings. It was the turning point of my life, and it has led me to this present point. I had to leave. I had to look for another god.” Adnan Halabi (not his real name), a Syrian expatriate who met and got to know the Sultans when they first came to the United States, claimed that the incident took place off-campus, and at a time when Sultan wasn’t even around.

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72 Responses to Islam itself, is the root of the problem

  1. VotingFemale says:

    Expect the Ninja Race-Card Slingers to react…

    Wafa Sultan is a Syrian and Muslim by birth… live with it, Socialists! lol

  2. m2elena says:

    just makin’ some art for work. I’ll pop back later!

  3. rosehips says:

    interesting vf. Did you do any other research about Wafa? Did she and her husband stay in the US illegally after her tourist visa expired? Did she lie to the NY Times? I read this very interesting article about her. It seems that some question her credibility.

  4. VotingFemale says:

    Anyone who stands up and says the truth will piss off certain people. That is the case with Wafa Sultan. Thus, the Socialists and their friends, the Taliban and Al Qaeda, et al, attack her in every way possible.

    The New York Times is a Socialist Promoting Print Media known as such world wide. Thus, they will say and spin anything that they think discredits people they oppose and promotes people they approve of.

    And yes… I have throughly researched Wafa Sultan… and have followed her story for over three years.

    rosehips says

    interesting vf. Did you do any other research about Wafa? Did she and her husband stay in the US illegally after her tourist visa expired? Did she lie to the NY Times? I read this very interesting article about her. It seems that some question her credibility.

  5. VotingFemale says:

    When you stand up for something, expect to make enemies.

    Wafa has received many death threats… as have I but surely not as many as she has by a long long shot.

    Know what I say to people who threaten that?

    F*** YOU

  6. rosehips says:

    this statement in the article I cited tells a lot, imo:
    “As to the reasons that may have pushed Sultan to be so outspoken and vocal against Islam in a post-9/11 world, Halabi sympathetically remarked, “Poverty. It drives people to sell their soul.”

  7. rosehips says:

    It looks like if the allegations in the article are true, Wafa got her naturalized citizenship illegally. oh my.

  8. VotingFemale says:

    rosehips… you know I have always advocated not to let people tell you how to think.

    Not to let me or anyone else convince you of anything.

    I have studied the Qu’ran… I have studied Sharia Law… I have studied life of women under Fundamentalist Islamic Law.

    I did not take Wafa Sultan at face value…
    And I determined for myself, she is absolutely on target… and some people do not like it.

    Do your homework on what she is talking about at least to the degree you do research to unearth evidence to use to discredit her.

    If her message disturbs what you have accepted as fact and truth which is at odds with her message, that is a good thing.

    Perhaps you need to live in Syria or Iran to learn it for yourself.. first hand.

    Wafa Did…

  9. rosehips says:

    Ok votingfemale. I did see more than one article that questions her credibility, but I will concede that I have never heard of her before and didn’t spend but 15 minutes perhaps reading about her. I know little about the Islamic faith but do know that their beliefs are often portrayed differently than what they actually are and this is done for obvious reasons. I find most religious doctrines to have similarities. Many Islamics have twisted the doctrines and are indoctrinating the youth to hate us and it is difficult to counter that. One of my favorite books is titled “My Forbidden Face” written by a woman who was a teenager in Afghanistan when the Taliban took control and went from being a typical teen with Brooke Sheilds posters on her wall to wearing a burka on the streets and not having access to medical attention simply for being a female. It is horrifying to me that women are subjugated so much in their society.

    I bow to your expertise about Islamic law and would love to discuss it at length with you. I still believe in the good in everyone and if I had time I would try to read the Qu’ran and maybe I could defend my position better. ;-\

  10. rosehips says:

    Sorry about the homework. I think the dog ate it. heeeeeee

  11. VotingFemale says:

    About “InFocus News”

    What is Southern California InFocus?

    Southern California InFocus is the largest Muslim newspaper in California. The Anaheim-based newspaper was started in February 2005 by a group of Muslim activists who wanted to make a difference by empowering the Muslim community with its own media outlet. InFocus is a free monthly and comes out by the 3rd of each month.


  12. VotingFemale says:

    And, I never said I was an expert in anything…

    What I have consistently said… is… I do my homework. I am naturally an independent thinker… have been all my life.

    I don’t let people do my thinking for me… and I advocate others doing the same thing.

  13. rosehips says:

    and I agree absolutely about you being an independent thinker (as well as doing your homework) and I hope you think the same of me. I try to see all sides and not let media bias influence me too much. I don’t think it’s possible to avoid the bias, it is in everything. People are so impressionable. I try not to be.

  14. rosehips says:

    and I have no doubt that the infocusnews is loaded with propaganda.

  15. rosehips says:

    and I am having printer problems now and can’t seem to fix them. grrrrr…

  16. rosehips says:

    ahh, fixed the printer…vf, are you abandoning me? well, I will go get some work done then. later?

  17. Indycoltsfan says:

    Brave Woman!!!

  18. Indycoltsfan says:

    VF, Do you know what I say to people that threaten me. I tell them to come and get me but make sure you dial 911 first and have an ambulance waiting to take you to the nearest hospital because I’m not going to play nice. LOL!!!

  19. VotingFemale says:

    Rosehips… I love you as the friend you are dear…
    someday perhaps you will know this in your heart of hearts.

    I had to answer the phone… a long winded conversation.

  20. VotingFemale says:

    Indy, I can not defend myself physically… and with that said… I am not intimidated by people who threaten me.

    F*** Them

  21. rosehips says:

    when people threaten me I usually laugh either to taunt them or because it makes me uncomfortable. This get people angrier. I fortunately don’t give many people reason to threaten me and those that do, I try to avoid. But in my younger days, I was almost beat up a time or two. haha

  22. rosehips says:

    indy, you are funny. have you ever been in prison? jail?

  23. VotingFemale says:

    rosehips, your grit is something I greatly admire… as I do in others.

    It is a major part of who you are.

  24. rosehips says:

    thanks vf, yeah true grit. hehe

  25. VotingFemale says:

    I came across something today which someone pointed out to me… and which gave me cause to chuckle… a new iReport user account.

    It is humorous because there is only one reason anyone would bother to wage a personal attack on me by doing that now that I have not been an iReport user for almost a month.

    I am, from my WordPress Blog… still getting seriously under the skin of the iSocialists/iCommunists at iReport! And there is NOTHING they can do… no Davidw to run to… no ability to troll my blog… absolutely nothing except demonstrate their frustration and anger with such juvenile behavior.

    It makes them all a laughing stock!



  26. rosehips says:


    That’s who I was talkin’ about. I didn’t know her profile was still active. That was the funniest post of her’s that got pulled. It was a merry band of tattooed freaks. lol.

  27. m2elena says:

    dear god, my eyes are scarred from clicking on that link.

  28. rosehips says:

    new ireport assignment: Time for gun control?

    should be interesting….

  29. VotingFemale says:

    lol Rosehips!

    That is too funny for words…

    God I hope Davidw does not ban that account!!!!


  30. VotingFemale says:

    Time for gun control???

    You mean there has been no gun control??

    No one has passed or enforced gun control laws up to this point?

    OMG! Say it isn’t true! ROFL

  31. VotingFemale says:

    new ireport assignment: Time for Socialism control?


  32. rosehips says:

    There was a page full of freaks like her with all kinds of metal and knives and stuff pierced through their faces. ewwwwww. The post implied that all the other freaks were your band over here at wordpress. I asked “who is who?” and then the post was pulled. Dang. I really wondered which one was me. hahahahahaha

  33. rosehips says:

    lol vf. well, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. They could pull an insurance scam and require a ridiculous amount to own a gun. and continue to tax the crap out of ammo.

  34. VotingFemale says:

    I have a graphic I have been saving for just the right time…

    it symbolizes the iReport Socialist Trolls…

    you will no doubt chuckle over it’s symbolism.

    I tried twice to use it for an iReport and both the reports got immediately yanked lol

    Let’s see Davidw yank one of my posts here! 😉

  35. rosehips says:

    vf, how many ireports of yours were yanked?

  36. VotingFemale says:

    rosehips the moonbats can pass any law they want… that does not mean it will be constitutional and will not be hit with a Supreme Court decision to strike it down.

    Let the Socialists pass a law against opposing Obama. Now that would be a hoot!!! all the way to the USSC!

    lol vf. well, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. They could pull an insurance scam and require a ridiculous amount to own a gun. and continue to tax the crap out of ammo.

  37. rosehips says:

    well, I am still pro gun but will never join the nra. I am concerned about all the killings going on. I don’t think they can be prevented until jobs are created and the economy turns. I hope it does.

  38. VotingFemale says:

    I have had the same iReports pulled and reposted multiple times… at least 4 iReports that happened to…

    All together I would hazard a guess at 5 iReports that were pulled permanently… mostly during the 2008 campaign.

  39. rosehips says:

    that’s good to know. The one I got pulled the other day XXX…….XXXXX.

    My post really didn’t break any terms, I don’t think.

  40. rosehips says:

    I should go. bbl.

  41. VotingFemale says:

    you are a lefty, rose… the iDoubleStandard is at play at iReport

  42. Indycoltsfan says:

    rose, I have never been in prison but I am a big guy that knows how to defend himself and most people don’t F$$k with me.

  43. VotingFemale says:

    A good guy to have on one’s side, Indy!

  44. Indycoltsfan says:

    I’m on your side VF

  45. Indycoltsfan says:

    just like nationwide. LOL!!!

  46. VotingFemale says:

    lol dear!!! Grateful that you are…

  47. rosehips says:

    yes indy, if I ever need protection, I hope you won’t let my politics keep you from coming to my aid. lol.

  48. yorksnbeans says:

    Hello VF! Just want to tell you I stopped by and watched the videos (although I think I saw one of them before) and read this article. I believe this woman is extremely brave to speak her mind and I admire her for it. I wonder if she has body guards!!

    Hope you are doing well!

  49. VotingFemale says:

    yorksnbeans! How Very Nice to see you dear!!!
    Hope you will get a wordpress blog site thus an Avatar!
    Would love to add you to the community list!

    Hope you are well!

    She says she is willing to try to help moderate/change Islam to protect the humanity of her own people… the Arabic people… even though she risks assassination for doing so.

  50. yorksnbeans says:

    I set up a blog awhile ago on blogspot. I don’t have anything really on it. I have no real cause to write about and no followers (boo-hoo), but maybe in time. I checked into wordpress, but it’s too difficult to set up (at least for me) and blogspot is super easy. Seems to be very similar in format.

  51. rosehips says:

    beans, great to see you here!

  52. rosehips says:

    just got in from laying out in the yard and getting some reading done. Am headed out on my bike soon. Checking on activity around the community.
    I just got some news that I may have to stop and post about, or do it later or tomorrow.

  53. yorksnbeans says:

    And BTW….I just added your site to mine although as you know, most of your topics are way off base with my thinking…wink,wink. But from time to time I always seem to find some report of yours that intrigues me! I’m glad to see you’ve found yourself a new cyber home with lots of friends!

  54. yorksnbeans says:

    hey rose, you’re on my blog too!

  55. VotingFemale says:

    Yorkie, I have always liked and respected you…
    If you give me your blogspot link I will add it to my blog roll list.

    yorksnbeans says

    And BTW….I just added your site to mine although as you know, most of your topics are way off base with my thinking…wink,wink. But from time to time I always seem to find some report of yours that intrigues me! I’m glad to see you’ve found yourself a new cyber home with lots of friends!

  56. VotingFemale says:

    and btw… wordpress is not that hard… there are lots of us helping each other getting set up and going and you already have friends here that will visit your wordpress blog starting the first day you open shop.

  57. m2elena says:

    hi there yorksnbeans! welcome to the no censorship side of the internet!

  58. VotingFemale says:

    Being here is like a breath of fresh air…

  59. yorksnbeans says:

    Here it is, not much on it at all.

    I’m pretty tame when it comes to politics. It’s funny, the most I’ve ever been involved has been since this past election. I did vote for Obama and so far I’m happy for the most part. I don’t consider myself a nutcase or a blind follower. I just wanted our country to change paths. I felt it was going down the wrong one this past decade and even though many don’t like the changes so far, I’m still behind him and what he’s trying to accomplish. And, that is fixing up the mess we’re all in right now. But, if I start to see things happening that I don’t like, I would have no problem changing courses.

  60. yorksnbeans says:


  61. yorksnbeans says:

    sorry, that’s

  62. m2elena says:

    Excellent yorks!

  63. yorksnbeans says:

    I’m having a hard time correcting my last comment…’s not taking it. I’ll keep trying. It’s

  64. rosehips says:

    beans, after you submit, refresh your browser and your comment will appear.

  65. yorksnbeans says:

    holy crap…..well, I guess everyone has the address now!! lol!

  66. m2elena says:


  67. yorksnbeans says:

    WOW…that’s pretty cool….my name is a direct link with a thumbnail. I’m impressed!

  68. rosehips says:

    beans welcome! there’s another post of vf’s that we’ve been chatting on.

    you can check above for the latest post. Here’s the link:

  69. rosehips says:

    and its blue!

  70. m2elena says:

    I left a comment on your blog Yorks!

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