Muslim-bashing? Over to you, mistress of the genre:
On a two-week “under the radar” visit to Australia, Syrian-born Wafa Sultan secretly met both sides of federal politics and Jewish community leaders, warning them that all Muslims needed to be closely monitored in the West.
He insisted that Australia and the US have been duped into believing there is a difference between the religion’s moderate and radical interpretations.
In an interview with The Australian, Dr Sultan — who shot to recognition last year following an interview on al-Jazeera television in which she attacked Islam and the prophet Mohammed — said Muslims were “brainwashed” from an early age to believe Western values were evil and that the world would one day come under the control of Sharia law.
The US-based psychiatrist — who has two fatwas (religious rulings) issued against her to be killed — warned that Muslims would continue to exploit freedom of speech in the West to spread their “hate” and attack their adopted countries, until the Western mind grasped the magnitude of the Islamic threat.
The simplicity of her argument is startling, though little different to most Islam “experts” since 9/11. A Muslim friend saw Dr Sultan last week in Sydney and found her talk utterly predictable and extreme. As a rigorous critic of Islam himself, he couldn’t believe that this woman seriously claims that all Muslims are a threat. Imagine if she talked about the Jews in such a way (and let’s face it, many Zionists are a threat to stability in the Middle East.)