Monday, March 06, 2006


NO CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS...


"The Jews have come from the tragedy (of the Holocaust), and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror, with their work, not their crying and yelling. Humanity owes most of the discoveries and science of the 19th and 20th centuries to Jewish scientists. 15 million people, scattered throughout the world, united and won their rights through work and knowledge. We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people. The Muslims have turned three Buddha statues into rubble. We have not seen a single Buddhist burn down a Mosque, kill a Muslim, or burn down an embassy. Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people, and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them."

from an interview with Arab-American psychologist Wafa Sultan
via Middle East Media Research Institute

Update, Mar 15: Islamic reformer Wafa Sultan receiving death threats

2 comments:

chez said...

now that is some food for thought!..and yes...I admire the jews for the resilience and spirit.

M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) said...

Well not quite "only the Muslims". Christianity has its legacy of the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Salem witch trials, and abortion-clinic bombers.