A God Who Hates – by Pamela Geller

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A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam.
By Wafa Sultan
St.
Martin’s Press, 2009
256 pages

Wafa Sultan’s seminal moment was when she took on an Islamic cleric on Al-Jazeera. The clip went viral on Youtube, and it really was a defining moment in the clash of civilizations. Here was a woman, basically considered “property” in the Muslim world and expected to do what she was told, turning around after she had been interrupted numerous times, and saying in effect, “Quiet, it’s my turn.”

Now comes her new book, A God Who Hates, which will undoubtedly prove to be a key resource in the resistance to jihad and Islamization. In it, the brilliant psychiatrist from Syria, now an American citizen, tells her own story.

It is the story of a Muslim woman who grew up in a country where she was indoctrinated in Islamic ideology. So her perspective is very important in terms of establishing the credibility of scholars like Robert Spencer and Dr. Andrew Bostom. But what makes this book great, apart from its breathtaking honesty and truth and the clarity and urgency of its warning, is that it is also a beautiful love letter to America.

Wafa speaks powerfully about what America means to her. It manifests itself in little things. She leaves her house at 5 am and makes her way to Starbucks to have her coffee without fearing that someone might see her and accuse her of immoral behavior. To her, America means saying “good morning” to her neighbor and chatting with him for a few moments without being accused of having spent the night with him. America, for this courageous woman, means that her daughter can come home and tell her that she had lunch with her boyfriend without being beaten or accused of having impugned the family honor.

It is clear throughout A God Who Hates that Wafa Sultan was always a very independent thinker, even though there were times in her life when she did not immediately allow herself to go to the next step to which her thinking was leading her. She writes lovingly about her husband, who was very supportive of her. He was an open-minded thinker — initially more so than was Wafa herself. But she recounts in the book certain momentous events that jarred her thinking, such as in 1979 when Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” murdered one of her professors, the ophthalmology lecturer Dr. Yusef Al-Yusef, whom she respected and admired. Wafa witnessed the murder – and at that exact moment started to question the nature of the Islamic faith.

“But I was afraid,” she explained when I interviewed her recently, “to express my feelings. I was afraid to express my thoughts, because under Islamic sharia, a Muslim who dares to leave Islam or dares to convert to any other religion is to be killed. And every Muslim has the right to kill someone who has left Islam without being asked a question. This is the Islamic law. Once you were born as a Muslim, you’re not allowed to leave it. This is simply the Islamic law, and it seems to me it’s very hard to convince Americans that this is the way it is.”

The recent Rifqa Bary apostasy case shows how right Wafa is about that, and how urgent her message is. Rifqa Bary is the teenage girl, a Muslim in Ohio, who left Islam four years ago and converted to Christianity. When her father found out about her conversion, she fled from her home in fear for her life. She said she ran away to Florida because she wanted to get as far away as she could — because not only her family but the mosque and the community in Ohio is very devout, and as an apostate she is in danger. But now she has been returned to Ohio, in large part because American authorities don’t know anything about Islamic apostasy law.

If they had read A God Who Hates, Rifqa might be in a safer place today. “This case,” said Wafa, “showed America in a very ugly light, that we will sacrifice a young girl on the altar of political correctness rather than do the right thing.”

A God Who Hates is a devastating book, coming from a most reliable witness. “My book,” Wafa told me, “is about my personal life. In my book I lead my readers step by step throughout my life, from A to Z, so they can figure out what has changed me, what has helped me to break free from Islam. It didn’t happen overnight. It took many years and a great deal of pain to reach where I am today. Through my book I am trying to send a message to the West, that Islam is a hateful ideology and it’s very dangerous for Islam to be established in this free country. This is my message to the West.”

Wafa Sultan is trying to get her message to the Muslim world, not just to the West. Hers is a very powerful voice, and one that Islamic supremacists would very much like to silence. As she told me in our interview: “It’s very dangerous to go against Islam. Prior to my book release I was forced to go into hiding, fearing for my safety and for my family’s safety. I received death threats on a daily basis, and I know what they mean by telling me that, I know how bitter they are, I was one of them. I can very much understand the mindset of Muslims.”

Nevertheless, despite the immense risks, A God Who Hates will be translated into Arabic and made available in the Arab-Muslim world. And it is a must read for all free people. This is a book that you not only have to read, but to give to the people in your office. Give it to your daughters, give it to your children. Show them why they should love America, and fight to defend her from the Islamic oppression that Wafa Sultan escaped.

[To order a copy of A God Who Hates, click here.]

Pamela Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of the popular and award-winning weblog AtlasShrugs.com. She has won acclaim for her interviews with internationally renowned figures, including John Bolton, Geert Wilders, Bat Ye’or, Natan Sharansky, and many others, and has broken numerous important stories — notably the questionable sources of some of the financing of the Obama campaign. Her op-eds have been published in The Washington Times, The American Thinker, Israel National News, Frontpage Magazine, Big Government, World Net Daily, and New Media Journal, among other publications. She is the co-author (with Robert Spencer) of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America (forward by Ambassador John Bolton), coming soon from Simon and Schuster.

  • jonnyfromspace

    I just ordered this book from Amazon and it arrived yesterday. It is on my huge list of books to read and will be read before the end of the year.

    Thank you Wafa and Pamela for doing everything in your power and ability to spread the truth about Islam and its insidious nature expressed in muslim communities throughout the west.

    God bless you for your work.

  • assadukhan

    im a muslim and I have no issues with a muslim leaving the faith… hmm seems a though people miss the point when the quran states , that there is no compulsion in faith….

    folks (muslims) need to study their faith more and why certain verses were revealed i.e. the context…

  • mohdamir

    Wafa, your changes shows how much you were expecting from outside world of Muslim, you were not believing on Allah, you were not believing on the day of judgement, thats what happend with you in this age that you found yourself against islam, Depending on out side world of Muslims is it self unislamic, because in each day prayer we say “you alone we worship you alone we ask for help” your frustration shows your failure due to dependebility on others. May Allah guide you on the right way.(ameen)

    Thanks
    Mohd Amir

  • janaagejeppesen

    ” folks (muslims) need to study their faith more and why certain verses were revealed i.e. the context…”

    I agree. Muslims should study the interpretation principle called abrogation. And why it was revealed.

    The principle of abrogation — al-naskh wa al-mansukh (the abrogating and the abrogated) — directs that verses revealed later in Muhammad’s career “abrogate” — i.e., cancel and replace — earlier ones whose instructions they may contradict. Thus, passages revealed later in Muhammad’s career, in Medina, overrule passages revealed earlier, in Mecca. The Quran itself lays out the principle of abrogation:

    2:106. Whatever a Verse (revelation) do We {Allah} abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring a better one or similar to it. Know you not that Allah is able to do all things?

    It seems that 2:106 was revealed in response to skepticism directed at Muhammad that Allah’s revelations were not entirely consistent over time. Muhammad’s rebuttal was that “Allah is able to do all things” — even change his mind.

    To confuse matters further, though the Quran was revealed to Muhammad sequentially over some twenty years’ time, it was not compiled in chronological order. When the Quran was finally collated into book form under Caliph Uthman, the suras were ordered from longest to shortest with no connection whatever to the order in which they were revealed or to their thematic content.

    In order to find out what the Quran says on a given topic, it is necessary to examine the other Islamic sources that give clues as to when in Muhammad’s lifetime the revelations occurred. Upon such examination, one discovers that the Meccan suras, revealed at a time when the Muslims were vulnerable, are generally benign; the later Medinan suras, revealed after Muhammad had made himself the head of an army, are bellicose.

    The continued emphasis by Muslim and non-Muslim apologists for Islam on a single verse — “There is no compulsion in religion” — is permitted not only because their Infidel audience has no idea either about what is said relevantly elsewhere, in hundreds of places, in the Qur'an and Hadith, and not only because they are unaware of the doctrine of abrogation or “naskh,” but because they are also unaware of the precise meaning that is given to that phrase “there is no compulsion in religion” by Muslim jurisconsults. If they did look into it, they would find that the “obvious” meaning of the words — that is, the meaning that we Infidels choose to endow that phrase with — is not what Muslim scholars mean at all. They mean that in the end one cannot force deep belief on people, though one can force them to comply outwardly, even on pain of death. And that is what Islam is in the business of doing: forcing outward compliance, on pain of punishment that may well include, has often included, death.

    But there is one more thing that should surely be offered as an objection when some fool comes along and utters credulously this “there is no compulsion in religion” and expects us to believe the Western understanding of it. That is the observable behavior of Muslims over 1350 years. What have Muslims done, when they have conquered, by force or otherwise, non-Muslim lands and peoples? They offer three possibilities: death, conversion, and, at least to those who can be classified as ahl al-kitab or “people of the book,” permanent status as dhimmis, with a host of political, economic, and social disabilities which together added up to lives of humiliation, degradation, and physical insecurity, at times relieved — but only at times — by the occasional mollitude of a particular Muslim ruler. A slim reed on which to base one's happiness. And so, over time, many non-Muslims, in order to avoid this condition of degradation, humiliation, and physical insecurity, converted to Islam.

    • samer

      Quran words seem to, be writen by a devorced and beaten woman not by a Gooe, God never speak like that.Quran is full of complaining, grumbeling, weeping, crying,threateing,coursing, swearing, non-sense, unlogic, irrationality, contradictions,inciting for killing and violence…and so on. It is the words of a woman who wants to avenge or take her revenge of someone. I can write a book stronger tha wafa's expressing and desclosing verse by verse,I have a lot to say on this religion which killed every beauy in this life.It is the religion of fear, terror, pain, unfair,oppression, death, lies,selfishness, backwardness,darkness,tyranny,domination, slavery, abuse, bothering, compulsion, absurdity, and so on it is against childhood, against freedom, against music, against pleasure, against love, extra extra…there is no time right now to disclose this religion, i can't write that book at the moment as i'm living in an arab country,

    • samer

      when I get a chance to leave to any free country, I will start writing it.I am muslim , I know islam well.
      I'd like to tell wafa sultan that Arabic countries will not allow her translated version into Arabic to be sold in their markets or bookshops. They will ban that as usual. My greetings to Wafa Sultan for her efforts. I strongly wish to buy her book and read it, but It is impossible, because it is dangerous importing it, it will be held at the post office and be sent to police and to the islamic groups in the country as a result i will be in jail.These are the instructions of Islam. I will be grateful and thankful for whom emails me some pages of that book as attachments, my email: samer.muhab@gmail.com

  • Robert Bernier

    Every American should see this video !

    The ambition of Islam to conquer the world.
    For centuries Islam of the militants have been on the march to conquer the world. We did not notice because we chose not to notice. The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1920 by Hassan al-Banna in Egypt and was in deep confrontation with the Egyptian government. The current goals for Islam to achieve global domination for a Muslim Caliphate: a world under strict Islamic “Sharia” law, pulling Muslims back to the 7th Century. Consult : http://xrl.us/bf66jj

  • josephwiess

    We should listen to this woman, because she, as a former muslim, knows the ins and outs of that cult. Allah is not a god of love, but a demon of hate. The only way that they can get a satisfying afterlife is to kill anyone who's not a muslim.

    So which would you rather have? Peace and joy, or death and mayhem?

    • davi

      nice no freedom of speech either

  • The_Inquisitor

    Well done.

  • BS77

    I would also recommend the two books by Brigitte Gabrielle….excellent. I would recommend Londonistan by Melanie Phillips, about the liberal idiots in England who permitted a flood of non assimilating immigrants to totally distort society and life in their nation. THe Brits have been SOOOOO pathetic…they continue to grovel before the PC diversity policy, as if it was something good for their country.

  • BS77

    Luckily it isn't a God that Hates….it's brainwashed puppet people that hate, and that perpetrate the horrible violence upon others, as seen in Pakistan and Iraq this past week…where hundreds of innocent men, women and children were blown to shreds or burned to death by terror bombers, whose agenda is incomprehensible…they are literally blowing up their own people, to what end? This isn't war, politics or any defineable strategy…it is EVIL, insane,psychopathic, meaningless wretched craziness…..that's a memo.

  • USMCSniper

    Keep your religious psycho-babble. All organized religion is a blatantly dishonest attempt to arrive at a comprehensive view of the universe and our place in it as a species. The late George Carlin knows:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o

  • SteveNVicki

    janaagejeppesen I appreciate your informative dissertation and enjoy gaining insight and knowledge from those that are so informed. I applaud you. You should perhaps submit articles for print that will continue to inform and relieve us of our naivete. I certainly would subscribe to such a posting. Talk to Frontpagemag.com I bet they would provide space for such postings.

  • MaryAnn

    This is a wonderful, courageous book. I read it and was moved by Ms. Sultan's courage, and disgusted even more at what Islam is. Ms. Sultan is right; it's very difficult to get Americans to understand the true nature of Islam. It's a way of thinking and being that's just simply foreign to us. That's why it's so important that people like Wafa Sultan, Robert Spencer, Jamie Glazov and others keep writing books and keep talking about Islam. And it's important for us to read and recommend them and give them as gifts. We have to learn about Islam; it's already working its' way into American education,culture and government. We have to find a way to stop it.

  • Salih

    Who does think that Islam is so rigid, male dominant and dogmatic? Those who want to be free from all obligations entrusted by Allah. The word free has more significance here where everything is considered free – Free Land(Palastinian,Middle eastern), Free Money(ME Petrodollar) , Free Sex(With Iraqi,Afghani ladies) etc.Who is going to stop you from enjoying those things freely? Enjoy well till you(cursed and pervert) reach THE HELL

  • SteveNVicki

    USMCSniper. You speak as if Honesty is a standard for you since you highlight “dishonest attempt….” Why would honesty be a virtue to you? By what standard do you judge it; By how you happen to feel or from those same standards that “organized religion” propose? The point is that this “comprehensive view” you claim as the altruistic goal of ALL organized faiths is an evil in your (and others) eyes yet you too beieve in the same principles that they profess. You too believe in Fair Play, Honesty, Decent Behavior, etc. When we don't live up to these we usually make an excuse for ourselves but the fact is we all know these principles to be true.

  • William

    Type your comment here.
    Jeppesen,excellent few paragraphs will hopefully encourage all who do not understand Islam to make the effort immediatley from the Historical foundation starting with the life of Muhammad (Median and Meccan) accounts, the origin of the Koran composed 200-300yrs by Caliph's after his demise, theological path from Abraham-Hagar – Ishmail to the Genesis of Islam AD600 with Muhammad to AD800-900when the Koran was finally authored,through the Ottoman Empire to present.

    England failed miserably to understand Islam starting in the 1970's thinking that their effort to welcome Islamist into their culture thinking that with education and exposure to the English culture they would assimilate and become good English boys and girls. 40 yrs. later Islamist are pushing for independence and Sharia Law in England.Western apologist have misguided understanding of Islam perpetrated by their vision of political correctness and multiculturalism.

    Notice I refer to Islam not Muslims. Not all Muslims are Islamist and not all Islamist are Muslims.

    ' Muslims are the first victims of Islam. Many times I have observed in my travels in the Orient, that fanaticism comes from a small number of dangerous men who maintain the others in the practice of religion by terror. To liberate the Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him.” E. Renan

    One of the many problems that exist is the illiteracy of the Islamist compounded with the fact that most can't read or understand Arabic and the Koran is taught by the mullohas and caliphs. The general public are in fact indoctrinated with little or no understanding of their own History or that of Muhammad and the barbaric, totalitarian character of Muhammad.They are not allowed the education necessary to digest or reason the subject objectively.Islam is forced upon them or their indoctrination starts as children never allowed exposed to the diverse world of knowledge around them.

    After Muhammads death in AD 632, there was no collection of his revalations. There became as many variances as authors, Uthman tried to bring order to the chaos by producing the Medinan Codex in turn ordering all other codices destroyed. However different codices survived until AD 935 Ibn Mujahid limited the variations into one system.These variant versions and readings, whose very existance makes nonsense of Muslim dogma about the Koran, preoves there is no such thing as the Koran and there never was a definative text of this supposed Holy Book.
    If the Koran is the word of God then explain the seven different variant readings and author's from AD 736 to AD 804. There were some scholars that accepted ten readings, and others that accepted fourteen readings.

    Muslim sources are full of references to the strange fits Muhammad was subject, particularly at the time of the revelations he periodically recieved.Margoliouth notes; the notion that Muhammad was subject to epilepsy finds curious confirmation in the notices recorded of his experiences during th process of revelations. The process was attended by a fit of un consciousness, accompanied by the sound of bells, sense of fright, causing him to burst out into perspiration: the turning of the head to one side; foaming at the mouth and by sense of headache.
    In his Medinian phase reveals the unattractive side of his character: cruelty, slyness, dishonesty; someones who's leading principle ” the end justifies the means”; a despot who demanded absolute obedience, even his revelations were made the means of sanctioning his erotic tendencies.
    Not only to his attacks point to a pathological condition, but in many ways he betrays a hysterical nature with decided anomalies.
    A characteristic which constantly runs through such natures is the complete inability to distinguish falshood from truth; being governed entirely by compelling ideas, it is impossible for them to view matters in their true relation, and they are so thoroughly convinced of their own right, that not even compelling reasoning can persuade them to the contrary.
    At different points in his carrer he abandons the unity of God and his claim to the title of Prophet.
    Mant speculated that Muhammad was illiterate and that his revelations them selves varied from incident to incident leaving a quandry of variables and contridictions, also evident in todays version of the Koran where contradictions and inconsistencies prevail. Historians estimate the number of Muhammada followers at his death did not exceed 1000.

    The Koran accepts the institution of Slavery and recognizes the essential inequality of master and slaves( suras 16.77; 30.28). Concubinage is permitted(suras4.3;23.6;33.50-52; 70.30). Arabs were deeply involved in the vast network of slavetrading- they scoured the slave markets of China, India, and Southeast Asia.
    Slavery in the Islamic world continued well into the 20th century.Black slaves of both sexes continued to be imported into Morocco well into the 20 th century.
    Slavery persisted in Saudi Arabia and the Yemen up to the 1950's. In more recent times, workers from Southeast Asia employed in domestic service , in the Arab Middle East, or Saudi Arabia have been treated as slaves- passports taken away.
    According to a report in the French magazine, L Vie, (Oct. 6 1994) 45,000 young black Africans a year are still kidnapped and reduced to slavery- as servants in the Gulf States and the Middle East.

    Women are inferior under Islamic Law. Women have been subjected to inhumane practices, slavery,genital mutilation and death sentences for social violations under Islamic Law.The Koran is clear( sura33.33) regarding women however Ghawji, systematically set out conditions for women giving copius quotes from the Koran and Hadiths. A woman who violates these rules is determined to be a fornicator and subject to death, genital mutilation, flogging or stoning.

    There exist over 300 mentions in the Koran ordering to ambush, decieve, besiege, declare war upon and kill Jews, Christians, Infidels and all non believers.However if they convert they may pay alms(ransome) to their captors, leaving one still on the lowest rungs of Islam, Dhimmis.

    Bosquet, one of the foremost authorities on Islamic Law, distinguishes two aspects of Islam that he considers totalitarian: Islamic law; and the Islamic notion of Jihad that has for it's ultimite ain conquest of the entire world, in order to submit it to one single authority.

    B. Russell comments, Bolshevism combines the characteristics of the French Revolution with those of thr rise of Islam. Marx has taught that Communism is fataly predestined to come about; this produces a state of mind not unlike that of the successors of Muhammad. Among Religions, Bolshevism is to be reckoned with Mohammedism rather than with Christianity and Buddhism. Christianity and Buddhism are primarily personal religions, with mysticall doctrines and a love of contemplation. Mohammadism are unspiritual, concerened only with to win the empire of the world.

    Since the Rushdie affair I have devoted many hours to studying Arab culture- Muhammad- and the Koran. This prompted me to write an essay after 9-11-2001 titled:
    Islam
    Religion- Theocracy- or Totalitarianism

    I firmly and unequivocably define Islam as Totalitarian movement cloaked in a Religion. When one studies the Koran the similarities to the Torah and Bible are plagarized from which and rewritten conforming to Islam. Muhammad was not a total fool, he knew once he gained power in order to control his people who were as barbaric, he needed a social order and being raised exposed to Judiasm and Chritianity he needed his own Religion as did the Caliph's and Mullahas to follow.However today Islam is finding it difficult to hide academia from it's people. Amazing though I find it interesting some of the best educated are still being indoctrinated, then again think of Jim Jones , David Korisch, Sun yug Moon many of their followers were educated and followed them to suicide for their religious beliefs.

    Wake up America, Islam is here as is Jihad in every state; Multiculturalism and
    Political Correctness is the Trojan Horse ready to destroy the Freedom and Liberty's
    we have enjoyed that our ancestors and brave people fight for today.
    Step out of your complacent safe space and search for knowledge and truth, and through objective eyes gain wisdom your life will certainly depend on it as your Government and Congress and Media are failing to identify those that would destroy America.

    • samer

      Quran words seem to be writen by a devorced and beaten woman not by a God. God never speak like that.Quran is full of complaining, grumbeling, weeping, crying,threateing,curses, non-sense, unlogic, irrationality, contradictions,inciting for killing and violence…and so on. It is the words of a woman who wants to avenge or take her revenge of someone. I can write a book expressing and discloseing verse by verse,I have a lot to say on this religion which killed every beauyful thing in this life.It is the religion of fear, terror, pain, unfair,oppression, death, lies,selfishness,backwardness,
      darkness, tyranny,domination, slavery, abuse, bothering, compulsion, absurdity, and so on it is against childhood, against freedom, against music, against pleasure & enjoyment, against love, it is only worshiping and worshiping an unexist God,

    • samer

      all the time, going to the mosque and returning from the mosque, nothig else… everything is forbidden; it is death in life… extra and extra…
      I'd like to tell wafa sultan that Arabic countries will not allow her translated version into Arabic to be sold in their markets or bookshops. They will ban and forbid that as usual. My greetings to Wafa Sultan for her efforts. I strongly wish to buy her book and read it, but It is impossible, because it is dangerous importing it, it will be held at the post office and be sent to police and to the islamic groups in the country as a result i will be in jail.These are the instructions of Islam. I will be grateful and thankful for whom emails me some pages of that great book as attachments, my email: samer.muhab@gmail.com

  • USMCSniper

    The most honest person is the agnostic who is not anti-intelectual. The term agnosticism was coined by Aldous Huxley at a meeting of the Metaphysical Society in 1876. Agnosticism is typically taken to mean the position that one cannot be certain about the existence (or non-existence) of God.

    Thre is nothing wrong with “I don't know, and by the way, neither do you regarding the existence (or non-existence) of a “First Cause” you called, God, Allah, the Great Spirit, Zeus, Odin, or whatever. Philospohy is not the handmaiden of theology (nonsense) anymore than astronomy is the handmaiden of astrology (more nonsense).

  • Mahmoud

    Wafa Sultan is complete and total genocidial nutcase.

    “I believe King Abdullah can change Islam overnight, but you need to put pressure on him to do it, and the same kind of pressure you put on Japan, you might need it“ at that moment someone from the audience interjects and asks, “atom bombs?” Wafa Sultan replies, “Yes. At some point the West will need to do it.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDeqlwhE2xc

    I expect Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer to strongly denounce this vile woman after seeing this statement from her. After all, they're genuine scholars of islam and merely opponents of an ideology. Surely, condeming genocidial nutcases shouldn't be a problem.

  • Mahmoud

    Wafa Sultan is complete and total genocidial nutcase.

    “I believe King Abdullah can change Islam overnight, but you need to put pressure on him to do it, and the same kind of pressure you put on Japan, you might need it“ at that moment someone from the audience interjects and asks, “atom bombs?” Wafa Sultan replies, “Yes. At some point the West will need to do it.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDeqlwhE2xc

    I expect Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer to strongly denounce this vile woman after seeing this statement from her. After all, they're genuine scholars of islam and merely opponents of an ideology. Surely, condeming genocidial nutcases shouldn't be a problem.

  • danhassett

    USMC Sniper: If you think only agnostics are honest, read the interview of Andrew Klavan on today's FrontPageMagazine site. It may open your eyes.
    USArmyTrainer

  • danhassett

    Doncha just feel the LOVE?

  • janaagejeppesen

    Thanks for your kind comment SteveNVicki.

    Unfortunately I don´t have the time to write longer articles about Islam. My main interest is language (conceptual analysis) philosophy.

    If you want to get a crash course in what Islam is all about I strongly recommand you read the article “The Terrifying Brilliance of the Islamic Memeplex.” (link below). But keep in mind that this scientific memetic view of Islam is only discriptive and not normative. As all good science should be. The normative aspects of our existense, based upon rational conceptual analysis and not religious belief, is the core of my philosophical study. By the way I am an agnostic.

    One of my favorite quotes summing up my position in short form was formulated by the great British poet, critic and philosopher S. T. Coleridge in his major prose work Biographia Literaria:

    “… nothing can permanently please, which does not contain in itself the reason why it is so, and not otherwise.”

    Link:

    http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2007/10/terrifyin

  • ImABeliever

    Thank You William for a concise and revealing summary of Islam as studied and experienced by many. The proponents for Islam blogging here and elsewhere never seem to grasp their own history, acts of violence and continuing Jihad, or do they? When they are uncloaked by the Truth, they revert to the behavior of deceivers and cult followers taught by their religious figures and Caliph. It's quite irrelevant what other religions do or have done to position Islam as a sane choice. It is not.

  • USMCSniper

    Read it, and I'll we will both agree that there are no aetheists on foxholes (Marines call the fighting holes). Been there and done that!

  • jonnyfromspace

    Wafa Sultan is not a genocidal nutcase ..

    It is the people she is trying to warn the west against that are the genocidal nut-cases.

    Which heads of state do you hear calling for the extermination of a people??
    **HINT**: Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, …all who want to and have announced their intentions to wipe Israel off the map (which btw, is filled with human beings who just want to be able to pray to their god without being killed for doing so)

    Which countries allow its citizens to freely decide what religion they follow??
    NOT Any in the Arab world thats for sure.

    Which countries do not allow people of certain faiths to enter their borders??
    NOT western countries. ARAB countries.

    Which countries are governed by theocratic policies and do not allow women to choose what clothing to wear, or to wear make-up, or even to freely decide whom they enter romantic relationships with??

    NOT America or other western countries, but once again we are back to Arab countries ruled under Sharia ..

    so Mahmoud .. all of these tyrannical characteristics are shared by Ideologies such as Nazism, Communism, and the current movement Political Islam that seeks to Islamize the west with its insidious sharia …

    I saw that video you speak of when Wafa brilliantly explains that in order to change the arab/muslim world, you have to destroy the core of the ideology .. Nuking or Bombing Tehran or Damascus to rubble would probably produce the same effect that Hiroshima and Nagasaki did ..

    The irony is of course that If Israeli's were as immoral as its critics paint it to be .. It would behave very much like any other totalitarian regime and it is obviously shown that it is a very tolerant open society.

    • Khadija

      "Which countries allow its citizens to freely decide what religion they follow??
      NOT Any in the Arab world thats for sure.

      Which countries do not allow people of certain faiths to enter their borders??
      NOT western countries. ARAB countries."

      That is NOT true. You might want to visit Qatar or the UAE to find our you are wrong.
      I, a German, live in the UAE and believe me, a lot of Cristians and Hindus are living here and you will also find their houses of prayer.
      And as for your second quote: Try to enter as a Muslim with a passport of Pakistan Germany or the U.S.A. Not permitted, as you won't even get a visa for visiting.

      The countries you hear about from American media and the pictures you see do not always reflect the truth. Indeed there are countries, which call themselvses Islamic and yet they neither do understand the principles of Islam nor do they practise them. What happened to that woman is not OK but it also doesn't mean that this is what Islam is about.

    • person

      You should know that Asian countries have the most Muslims, and Arab countries have the least. Stop being so stereotypical.

  • ibnislamy

    Please follow this link

    http://www.islamhouse.com/p/1221

  • ibnislamy

    All Praise is due to Allah; we praise Him, seek His Help, and seek His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah, the Most High, from the evils of our own selves and from our wicked deeds. Whom-so¬ever Allah guides, none can misguide him, and whomso¬ever Allah leads astray, none can guide him. I bear wit¬ness that there is no true deity worthy of being worshipped ex¬cept Allah, Alone, without any partner or associate. I further bear witness that Mu-hammad is His true slave and Messenger. May Allah, the Exalted, bestow His Peace and Blessings upon the fi¬nal prophet, Mu-hammad, his good and pure family, and upon all of his noble companions.
    Today, many people are curious about Islam, but their knowledge about this faith may vary. Their knowledge may have been gained from an article, a book, or part of a religious text book at high school they may have read. They may have known some Musl¬ims, passed by a Mosque, watched a documentary or the evening news, or they might have traveled to a Muslim country. To some, Islam is ‘just another religion’, but for many others, it has become something ‘interesting’ to ‘look’ at. I have written this book for those who are searching within themselves for answers to the many questions they have. “Who am I? Who is the True God? What is the true road to salvation? Is it Islam? If I become a Mus¬lim, what does it mean to me, my family, and the society at large?”
    Today, many people realize that all of the materialistic and secular progress which has taken place in society has produced a spiritual vacuum, which in turn has led to social, economic, political and psychological problems. For this reason, those who previously said, “Let us live this life and enjoy it,” or “Hey! We don’t want to know about God,” are now again searching for the truth. They are raising questions similar to those raised above. This is because the innate nature of man recognizes what is good and bad, and what is true and false. It does not feel at ease when Allah’s attrib-utes are degraded, and also when ¬humanlike qualities are associ-ated with Him. It recognizes that there can be no more than One and Only True God, and thus One and Only true religion ac-cepted by Him. Allah does not request some of the creation to worship Him alone, while ordering to worship Je¬sus , Buddha, fire, light, Krishna, Joseph Smith, the Sun, the Moon, Khomeini, Rama, temples, Prophets, Eliajah, Farakhan, a cross, a tree, a tri-angle, saints, priests, monks, ¬or anything else.
    Everything besides Allah is a creation! They are im¬per¬fect. They are in need of others, but Allah is Self-Sufficient. He is The First, having nothing before Him, and The Last, having nothing after Him. To Him is the Final Return. He does not beget nor is He begot¬ten. No human gave Him the name Allah; rather, He named Himself with this name. It means ‘the True and Only Deity Who De¬serves to Be Worshipped’. He is not a nationalistic or a tribal god. He is the Creator of everything. He, therefore, deserves that we submit to Him Alone, and He called this type of submission ‘Is¬lam’.
    Confusion, though, came on the part of man when people started to worship creation, whether animate or inanimate, besides Allah! In the final Revealed Message to mankind, the Qur'aan, Allah clearly explains the purpose for man’s presence in this world. Outwardly and inwardly, man is called to live in accordance with Al¬lah’s way. This is the meaning of worship in Islam, and it is the purpose for which we all have been created. There are those, though, who accept Allah as the Only True God who deserves to be worshipped, but do not live in accordance with Allah’s com-mand¬ments. Their practices are deviated from Islam. They are not the criteria upon which Islam should be judged. Islam is per¬fect but people are not. We are called to search into Islam.
    The objective of this book is to call people to search for their sal-va¬tion by examining the story of a long search by a man called Salman ‘Al-Farisee’, or ‘the Persian’. Why not? Do we know eve-ry¬thing? When we know that we do not even posses the air we breath, and that we were not created by nothing, nor did we cre-ate ourselves, it becomes natural that one desires to learn more about God (Allah), Who created us, gave us life, and Who, one Day, will call us back to Him. On that Day, there will either be endless bliss or endless torment.

  • aubid

    wafa sultan is frustrated and confused about Islam like that of Salman Rushdie. ALLAH my guide her to right path. may be she want to be famous in this world by discussing this type of issues.

  • Mahmoud

    True to nature, people try divert attention from Wafa Sultan's horrible statement with a pointless rant about rights in arab countries. Completely irrelevant, although I can say with almost absolute certainty that you have never been to one. But if you don't even have the moral clarity to condemn people who call for nukes, I'm not gonna waste my time with you.

  • SteveNVicki

    USMCSniper I appreciate your position, I really do. And I thank you for responding. I'd ask one more thing from you; You mention Aldous Huxley. I have recently read a book that I'm asking you to reead. Though a work of fiction it brings to light the various positions we both are speaking to. It protends a meeting of 3 people that all died on the same day in 1963: The Christian C.S. Lewis, the Humanist J.F. Kennedy, and the Agnostic Aldous Huxley. It is titled “Between Heaven & Hell” written by Peter Kreeft. It gives an interesting perspective into the various philosophies and I bet you'd rather enjoy it. I would love to hear from you after you read it! I am StephenD1111@aol.com. Look forward to hearing from you!

  • jonnyfromspace

    Mahmoud your a joke man .. “pointless rant about rights in arab countries” ..

    I clearly stated what she stated at the beginning of my previous post. I never tried to hide what she said. I actually support her. It is pathetic that you cannot see the what the arab people bring on themselves …

    If Israel put its weapons down there would be another holocaust, there is no denying this. You can play the moral clarity game all you want.
    If the ALL arabs stopped hating Israel & Zionism (which just means the idea of jews returning to their historical home land .. nothing more nothing less) and denying its right to exist .. ALL conflicts between arabs and Israelis would stop this is a fact.

    Until the arab world is willing to accept the fact that Israel is not going to go anywhere and stay forever there will always be wars between the Jewish state and its neighbors.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFnbNy6MMDA

    please rationalize for me the above video??
    How is it that you can spew your whole moral clarity shit when this is what they teach in the Gaza strip and the West Bank ??

    I grew up in Israel as a child and I NEVER was taught to hate Arabs or Muslims. Even though I have had friends murdered by your homocide bombing jihadists. I still do not hate arabs, nor do I hate muslims .. I am absolutely mind blown by the ability of those who believe in Islamic jihad to rationalize killing someone just for the fact that they were born jewish.

    Israel is the only country in the Middle east where one can practice his/her religion without fearing death for doing so. Ironically with exception to the jewish population who is always at risk but we are strong because if it wasn't for our military might, we would be slaughtered.

    Look Mahmoud .. You have a skewed perspective of history .. do you even understand why it took TWO nuclear bombs to stop world war II and not ONE??

    IT was because the Japanese leaders did not want to surrender EVEN after the first one .. they still vowed to attack America and aid the Nazi allies ..

    Unlike yourself who cannot hold a debate .. I actually appreciate this discourse with you because it shows that you cannot argue on the issues and just attack me ad hominem.

    I have been to Arab countries also just to let you know.
    Egypt, Jordan, Tanzania, Zanzibar ..

    thanks for showing the rest of our viewers the nature of your intellect.

  • starker

    Like the courageous 7th Century Arabian poet Asma bint Marwan who opposed Mohammed, but now millions of Mohammeds, but we know what happened to Asma and what Wafa faces for speaking the truth about Mohammedism.

  • denise64

    I totally concur with your book choices! I have both Londonistan and Because They Hate and they are both well-written and provide needed insight into the Muslim world. Londonistan is completely SHOCKING. It is a *must read*.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Melvin-E-Holliday/1550491502 Melvin E. Holliday

    I hope that the world will wake up and read this book. It is a story that needs to be told and understood. Everyone needs to have the right to choose the religion of their choice but no one has the right to take a life for any reason most of all in the name of religion.

  • cjkcjk

    allah sucks and his profit mo' was a murderous, raping, thieving pedophile.
    The God of the Jews seems to constantly beat al's ass at 10-1 odds everytime their people meet on the battlefield even though the Jews start outnumbered by the way.

  • cjkcjk

    Rights in Arab countries? What rights in Arab countries? You mean the right to oppress non- mohammedans? Okay those rights. We agree now.

  • cjkcjk

    I don't think anyone should be diverted from her 'terrible statements' , but rather we should investigate them thoroughly and diligently to find out if they're true.
    The results should be broadcasted and taught to everyone including our children.

  • ibnislamy

    Human Rights in Islam and Common Misconceptions

    http://www.islamhouse.com/p/50418

  • ibnislamy

    Really, I want Goodness to you.

    Try not to repeat every word you hear but you must search for the truth.

    You are The only winner and The only loser

    so you must think alot and long.

    and about mentioned point (( Human Rights in Islam and Common Misconceptions. ))

    you can read this book
    http://dc124.4shared.com/download/171853542/d58

  • PreachTheGospel

    Consider this:
    How can you guys search the truth when at every corner you are so scared of it and do not allow anyone to criticize or question the Quran and Allah?
    How can you guys search the truth when everyone is going to be killed who does question you?
    How can you guys search for the truth when you claim to be the last revelation of God but are so hateful to the people of the book, which you claim have changed the revelation of God?
    How can you say you have the final truth when you don't even cannot know God personally which the God of Israel did all the time to the people of Israel. The very people you desperately want to destroy everywhere you find them?
    You want to make the God of Israel a Liar when you would be able to destroy them, which you can't.
    As some other member here wrote, you outnumbered them but could not defeat them, because the God of Israel, the only God, is on the side of his people.
    You have been deceived by a man who did not search for the truth but for his own gain, and when you would be honest a really searched for the truth, even the Quran contradicts itself on every page.
    But you are not allowed to, because you would find out the truth and only a Liar, Betrayer, Murderer is afraid of the truth.

    Now, I follow Jesus, who is the Son of God and came to Earth to proclaim the truth and God established him with Signs and Wonders and his Resurrection.
    Why should we even consider Mohammed who did none of the above, who does not forgive sins, who could not keep his pants by himself but had to have all the women of other mans, who could not keep his word and slaughtered thousands of people for his own gains; this man can be counted together with Hitler, Stalin and the like.

    When you want to find the truth, you have to ask God honestly about Jesus, and you will find him, because he is not far from any of us!

    God bless and start searching and start asking!

  • davidhmercier

    Keep in mind the God of the Bible is not the same as the Allah of the Koran,
    I think that a lot of people may be misguided in this area, thinking that Muslims and Christians worship the same Deity.
    I've wrote this article on my blog about the difference between the two.
    Keep in mind that Allah the pagen moon God doesn't even exist.
    http://davidhmercier.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/114/

  • Khadija

    I have lived in different countries, USA, UAE, Germany, Russia and I can say that all these debates are always based on lack of knowledge. E.G. Jihad means ' to struggle, to strive'. It doesn't mean go and kill all Non-Muslims. It also doesn't mean Holy War. Yet there is a lot of misunderstanding even among certain Muslims about it, because someone mislead them, or they are not educated and power of Politics awaus hass been more important than the Peace between religions and countries. There is good and evil among everything in this world! And the world isn't just Black and White! And your judgements should be based on personal experience and not words.
    Just to share my personal experience of American behaviour in the UAE: people representing the military were having sex in the car they were passengers in and in the desert as well and despite several warnings from my side that I don't want to watch them doing this and they should get a hotel room, they were rude and continuing with blow jobs and throwing off their clothes. At the end when they end up in jail for having not followed the countrie's rules American media will put it as: look, these nasty Arabs. They did something wrong to our poeple. Think about that. The Holy War via the Catholic Church wasn't right and not representing the Christian religion the same way as the horrible acts in certain Muslim countries or via so-called Muslims are not representing Islam.
    I have read both, the Bible and the Holy Qur'an and both are not books of hate and war and they talk about a God who is merciful and forgiving. It is the humankind with their lack of understanding who is creating these problems, not the religion itself.

    • Khadija

      This example of mine regarding the American couple or whatever they were and their misbehaviour was given only to show, that this behaviour will raise a wrong picture of Americans and later referred to as 'Christians' among Arabic people's head. And the good examples they are never able to get in touch with. Same goes for stories created from Muslims and media in western countries, the bad counts as 'this is the standard" and the good never gets revealed …

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