February 27, 2006
— Ace If you think white Christian men have tough words about Muslim extremism, wait 'till you get a load of Wafa Sultan, a Muslim woman, giving them the wood.
Posted by: George at February 27, 2006 03:07 PM (O1SOG)
Nice dodge there, man.
Posted by: Mark at February 27, 2006 03:08 PM (J9j1v)
That's like blaming Isaac Newton for gravity. Bud, he's just another f'ing observer.
Dave at Garfield Ridge
Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at February 27, 2006 03:14 PM (kc9zT)
Posted by: bbeck at February 27, 2006 03:17 PM (qF8q3)
I contrast this with an interview I just saw with the ever apologist Zogby who cautions we must be careful not to insult the Islamic world. Bullshit. Its high time the Islamic world learns to stop insulting the rest of the world. Aside from oil, which is nothing more than a historical accident, what has the Islamic community contibuted to the rest of the world except terror, strife and suffering?
That is one bright, gutsy woman. I hope someones got her back.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 27, 2006 03:22 PM (rnOZq)
Posted by: BrewFan at February 27, 2006 03:29 PM (0AD+O)
No, really, the numeral zero, which enabled decimal numbering, algebra, and basically modern mathematics as we know it. Not exactly invented by Muslims, but adopted by them and spread to Europe by Fibonacci, who spent time in Northern Africa. Muslim scholars made a number of other valuable contributions to mathematics and science in the 8th, 9th, and 10th centuries.
However, in the "what have you done for me lately" department, Islamic society comes up pretty short.
Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2006 04:02 PM (fgyj8)
We ought to keep an eye out for Wafa Sultan cuz I can bet you that some dolt will put a fatwa on her—the dude wrote the script already, she's "insulted islam, the profit (sic; he sure ain't a prophet), and the koran." That's a charge that like calling someone someone a racist or homophobe, is supposed to put a person on the defensive so that he abandons the field, apologizes abjectly, and yields the point. Good for Wafa that she brushed him aside. If he thesis is that people ought to deal rationally, in brushing his charge of heresy aside, she's insisting he play on her ground. He can't. So, she'll likely a target.
Posted by: Helen at February 27, 2006 04:03 PM (WklqH)
I've gotta give Al Jazeera some credit - not only for having her on, but she's getting a full opportunity to speak her piece without interruption or editing, which is more than any MSM outlet would give her!
Posted by: David C at February 27, 2006 04:05 PM (ppYNG)
I'm waiting for the fatwa on the Shriners, myself.
Posted by: Alex at February 27, 2006 04:06 PM (fgyj8)
Super. Neanderthals gave us fire. Not looking to go back quite that far. Something positive in the last, oh I don't know, 800 years would be nice.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 27, 2006 04:10 PM (rnOZq)
Posted by: Iblis at February 27, 2006 04:15 PM (4GjVK)
"Brother, you can believe in stones, just so long as you don't throw them at me."
Posted by: DDG at February 27, 2006 04:19 PM (/3kwi)
Nothing. Like all cults - and a death cult at that - it is almost entirely parasitic in nature. In any country where they rule, have you seen any innovation that *they* have initiated? They certainly know how to *use* technology, but the religion itself frowns on the idea of intellectual property rights. This is a religion stuck in the dark ages, and they want to pull others down to that level too.
Posted by: Morris at February 27, 2006 04:20 PM (xtn1C)
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Posted by: Iblis at February 27, 2006 04:24 PM (4GjVK)
Posted by: H.D. Miller at February 27, 2006 04:35 PM (9XgVI)
I wish Westerners were allowed to talk like this, without being labelled racists.
Posted by: Rip at February 27, 2006 05:02 PM (q2HEf)
Posted by: Tom at February 27, 2006 05:06 PM (89h2e)
Posted by: max at February 27, 2006 05:12 PM (INrY9)
Keep up the good work, but do try and think straight about climate change...for the children.
Posted by: vonKreedon at February 27, 2006 05:14 PM (wQYDC)
good to see you again.
Posted by: Dave in Texas at February 27, 2006 05:26 PM (FrkSZ)
I'm with Dinocrat. More of the "Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead" mentality is required. Today it should be "Jill Carroll alive, or Baghdad dead". Is it still possible to ask that the Ghost of Teddy Roosevelt be reincarnated into W for the rest of his term? Or might that thought be redundant?
Posted by: Subsunk at February 27, 2006 05:48 PM (qQLWK)
She clearly 'Gets it' - How many others like her do you suppose there are?
Posted by: USCitizen at February 27, 2006 06:34 PM (ZpAjQ)
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 27, 2006 08:56 PM (we8HZ)
Posted by: sandy burger at February 27, 2006 09:03 PM (NA4RK)
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Posted by: forest hunter at February 28, 2006 03:06 AM (Fq6zR)
One of the main problems in the ME seems to (fuck) shortage of divergent opinions. I'm surprised this wonderful lady was allowed on Al Jazeera.
(What's with the editing software? It wouldn't let me say b*, as in "to b* or not to b*", but it let me replace it with fuck.)
Posted by: adolfo velasquez at February 28, 2006 03:50 AM (6GLkz)
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Posted by: splashtc at February 28, 2006 07:23 AM (zlay8)
That's one brave woman. Bravo!
If you haven't read the above linked interview with Ali Sina at faithfreedom.org, it's a must-read.
Keep up the good work Ace.
Posted by: Brian the sailor at February 28, 2006 03:20 PM (FSF7J)
"I'm waiting for the fatwa on the Shriners, myself."
Actually I've cammo'd the Harley, and we're at Defcon 3!
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