By Wafa Sultan

From front web page of The long island Times to YouTube, Dr. Wafa Sultan has turn into a strength radical Islam has to reckon with. For the 1st time, she tells her tale and what she realized, first-hand, approximately radical Islam in A God Who Hates, a passionate memoir by means of an outspoken Arabic girl that also is a cautionary story for the West. She grew up in Syria in a tradition governed by means of a god who hates ladies. "How can this type of tradition be whatever yet barbarous?", Sultan asks. "It can't", she concludes "because any tradition that hates its ladies can't love something else." She believes that the god who hates is waging a conflict among modernity and barbarism, now not a conflict among religions. She additionally is aware that it's a conflict radical Islam will lose. Condemned via a few and praised by means of others for talking out, Sultan wishes every body to appreciate the risk posed by means of A God Who Hates.

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11 A famous early ascetic, whom a pious legend portrays as a repented highway robber. See his biography on pages 20–21 and IM, pp. 23–24. 12 According to the Islamic tradition, God has ninety-nine “most beautiful names”. His hundredth name is hidden from the common people, but may sometimes be revealed by God to His elect friends (awliyaπ). For details see Daniel Gimaret, Les noms divins en Islam. 13 On this legendary person, who is usually identified with the unnamed companion of Moses in Q. 59:81, see the article “al-Khadir” in EI.

Al-Husayn al-Sulami say: I heard Abu πl-Husayn al-Farisi say: I heard Ibrahim b. Fatik say: I heard al-Junayd say: “When would He Who has neither a like nor an equal join the one who has both a like and an equal? Is this at all possible? ”76 Muhammad b. al-Husayn – may God have mercy on him – informed us: I heard ∏Abd al-Wahid b. Bakr say: Ahmad b. Muhammad b. ∏Ali al-Barda∏i told me: Tahir b. Isma∏il al-Razi told me: someone asked Yahya b. ”80 The inquirer said to him: “I did not ask 72 According to Ash∏arite theologians, God’s attributes are divided into two categories.

Al-Husayn – may God have mercy on him – said: I heard Mansur b. ∏Abdallah say: I heard Muhammad b. Hamid say: I heard Ahmad b. Khadrawayh (Khidruya) say: Ibrahim b. Adham said to a man who was performing a circumambulation [of the Ka∏ba]: “Know that you will not attain the rank of the righteous until you have climbed six mountain peaks. First, you must shut the door of pleasant life and open the door of hardship. Second, you must shut the door of [self-]glorification and open the door of humility.

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