According to Brigitte Gabriel's website ACT For America!
We posted on courageous Dr. Wafa Sultan's second al-Jazeera interview that included a debate with Egyptian Islamist, Tal'at Rheim on the republication of the Danish Mohammed cartoons. Subsequent to the March 4th Al-Jazeera interview, Egyptian Islamist Sheik al-Qaradawi issued a Fatwa against her. Sultan and her family have gone into hiding.If this is what can happen to citizens of free countries for speaking their minds, we need to start doing more than asking our governments to protect our citizens from Fatwas. The US should proclaim a policy of seeking the death, by any means, of anyone who proclaims a fatwa against its citizens, when the reasonable expectation is that the fatwa is a call for someone to kill the condemned.
Our ally , Bob Spencer of Jihad Watch has called Sultan " a national and international treasure". Having met Dr. Sultan, we agree.
Yesterday, we received email s from Joyce and Persia expressing concerns about the lack of 24/7 personal security protection for Dr. Sultan. Note that in Holland, Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders received 24/7 security from his government with the release of his important film, "Fitna". Her safety is the equivalent of what the British government did for author Salman Rushdie when the Ayatollahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran issued a Fatwa calling for his death with the publication of his book, 'The Satanic Verses". Our government should consider doing the same for Dr. Sultan, an American citizen who is the subject of a death threat from an Islamist Cleric, Sheik al-Qarawadi.
She asked us to help her by submitting a letter to the Embassy of Qatar. Qatar hosts the 24/7 Arab language satellite TV channel Al-Jazeera....
We have a moral obligation to seek to maximize reciprocity in human affairs, and when we are faced with people who simply refuse the minimum of human reciprocity to others, simply for what they say (as if some cleric's words are of a fundamentally different order than Wafa's, or your's) then we have to begin again by pursuing the most minimal forms of reciprocity which entail insuring that those who turn to violence can expect the same in return. When people are deep in the resentful delusions of their supremacist ideologies, it may be that the only way to remind them of their primary human obligation (an obligation that comes from the origins of human culture, from a time long before any religion on earth today) to engage in reciprocal exchange with others, is with a violent tit for tat.
It's not pretty to have to say it, but sometimes tit for tat is the only realistic form of justice, and the only possible teaching method. And we must have the courage not to go silent in face of the threats received by those who speak their minds.
We have posted these videos before. Have another look at the wonderful Wafa Sultan as she insists that Islamists like Qaradawi learn the most basic lessons of reciprocity that they have forgotten thanks to their hateful ideology. But as you can see in the video, there are (surely not atypical) Islamic leaders and journalists who cannot accept a woman as their equal. While Wafa gets the best of them verbally, they turn to condescending hate. That is the world in which hundreds of millions of women live in violent (physically and psychologically) oppression. (And we have just returned from debating comfortable, middle-class Canadians who would somehow blame, at the most fundamental level, such oppression on American imperialism and America's support for certain oil rich Islamic regimes: no doubt Wafa Sultan would have some choice words to send to those with such delusions that the limit to reciprocity in the Arab world is somehow caused by the freest nation on earth.