Dr Wafa Sultan: Muslim Critic of Violence

From Saturday's New York Times...in an interview on Al Jazeera Dr Wafa Sultan a Syrian-American psychiatrist living near LA had this to say:

"We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church....Only Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them.

...The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions...it is between two eras. It is a clash between the MIddle Ages and another mentality that belongs to the 21st century. It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality."

Pretty electric stuff.

Sultan was a medical student in 1979 when members of the radical Muslim Brotherhood burst into her classroom and killed her professor as she watched. "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....I had to look for another god."