“Brother, you can believe in stones, as long as you don’t throw them at me.”

The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of

religions, or a clash of civilizations. It is a clash between two

opposites, between two eras. It is a clash between a mentality that

belongs to 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. It is a

clash between freedom and oppression, between democracy and

dictatorship. It is a clash between human rights, on the one hand, and

the violation of these rights, on other hand. It is a clash between

those who treat women like beasts, and those who treat them like human

beings. What we see today is not a clash of civilizations.

Civilizations do not clash, but compete.

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.

– Dr. Wafa Sultan on Al-Jazeera TV

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