A Voice From Syria

On August 21 the American Freedom Alliance presented a conference in Los Angeles, “Islam and Western Civilization: Can they Coexist?” As reported here last week, one of the featured speakers was Wafa Sultan.

Henrik Clausen, who attended the AFA event to take photos and videos, wrote the following brief account on Wafa Sultan’s speech. It was published in German at JournalistenWatch:

A voice from Syria

by Henrik Clausen

Of all the intelligent and exciting speeches at the American Freedom Alliance event in Los Angeles, August 21st 2016, probably the most touching was given by Wafa Sultan, the author of A God Who Hates. Herself originally from Syria, Sultan’s attacks on Islam have been so direct and uncompromising that even the toughest American or European Islam-critic pales in comparison with her. She started out by setting a few things straight:

In brief, Islam is not a religion. It is a political ideology that imposes itself by force and fear. American values, such as compassion, respect and acceptance of others, should not get in the way of understanding the danger that threatens those very core virtues. Following these values blindly might lead to demise.

There you have it: Islam is not a religion, and categorising it as such is a mistake. Wafa did not even leave open the option that some purely religious form of Islam may exist somewhere — she suggests that we cease to even consider the idea that Islam should be considered a religion.

Because Wafa emigrated from Aleppo, Syria to the United States many years ago, she has a special interest in the Syrian war, and has been away from the public debate for a few years. She is now working on her second book, and the event in Los Angeles was her return to public speaking:

This is my first public speech in five years. […] The second front is to penetrate the mindset of those in the world who don’t understand Islam, and convince them that there is no such thing as “Islam” and “Radical Islam”. All Islam is radical.

She went on to give examples of the ignorance and whitewashing of Islam that is so dangerous. She lost her country of birth to Islam, and urges everyone to make sure that it does not happen to her adopted country, the United States of America.

For those who didn’t see the video earlier, I’ve embedded it again below the jump:

Previous posts about the American Freedom Alliance event in Los Angeles:

2016   Aug   22   Silence is Still Not an Option
        25   “You’re Living Under the Sharia, and You Don’t Even Know It”
        27   Stephen Coughlin: Yes, the Truth May Constitute Hate Speech
        28   Daniel Greenfield: The Lie is Coming Apart
        28   ESW: We Need to Reclaim Our Right to Speak Freely
        29   John Bolton: We’re in a Deep Hole
        30   Guy Millière: I Want to Fight Where it’s Not Too Late
        31   Islam and Western Civilization: Can they Coexist?
        31   Andrew Bostom: Honesty About Islam is the Solution
    Sep   1   Ace Lyons: This Borders on Treason
        1   Wafa Sultan: All Islam is Radical
        2   Nonie Darwish: Everything in Islam is Opposite to Biblical Values
        4   Philippe Karsenty: The Next Step for Islam is Women With Muzzles

2 thoughts on “A Voice From Syria

  1. Great lady ,great speaker.From her lips to God’s ear.

    We must hope she can get much more exposure .

    We must hope that the” useful idiots” in the West loose all credibility with their gullible followers, as the extent of their delusions about Islam become clearer and clearer .

    We must hope that: with each Islamic atrocity the reality of Islam’s brutality and desire for world domination , becomes clearer and the” useful idiots “hold on their followers weakens.

    We must hope that:with each speech by those who have personally experienced the relentless brutality of Islam ,those “useful idiot’s ability to brainwash their followers ,weakens.

  2. This thought: why aren’t we “sitting” on them as we used to do? What changed, that we are so fearful and unable to squish them — we being the mighty Americans? My only thought is that we have a squish in the White House? Can you imagine what Truman would have done? Or Eisenhower? Or even Nixon?

    You don’t have to “experience” the brutality of Islam — it’s enough to just read about it.

    In closing, I quote that famous man, Mr. Churchill: Nevah give up!!

    And be careful who you vote for this year. No squishes, please.

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