Thursday, July 2, 2009

Uma leitura crítica do Sermão - III: "Em quem acreditar?"

Wafa Sultan, médica síria naturalizada norte-americana, educada no islamismo e empenhada em combater o radicalismo islamista e na defesa dos direitos humanos no mundo islâmico, diz ter sido confrontada por muitos dos seu leitores, na sequência do infame discurso do Cairo, com a questão: "Em quem acreditar? Em Obama ou em si?"

A partir desta circunstância, Sultan ensaia uma curta reflexão sobre o discurso e as suas eventuais consequências pérfidas.
Aqui ficam dois destaques e a recomendação de leitura de todo o artigo, assim como a referência ao blogue onde foi publicado, o Hudson New York.
«(...) The president pandered to Muslims: praised their accomplishments, commiserated with their grievances, and apologized for injustices done to them by centuries of colonialism -- without once mentioning the history of rampant and violent Arab colonialism. He avoided any mention of Jihadi tenets, or of the Islamic political ideology of supremacy over non Muslims -- principles embedded in Sharia law. These are taught and sanctioned openly by Al-Azhar, the university that hosted him, the foremost center of Sharia studies. Obama underscored the supposed American mistreatment of terrorists and apologized for torture in Guantanamo, forgetting that Islamic regimes are brutal to their own people. The president also repudiated significant U.S. contributions in both the lives of its soldiers and humanitarian aid to Muslims across the globe made throughout history -- despite Muslim attacks against America and Americans. In short, parts of his speech sounded like a new Pan-Arab messiah come to usher the Arab world back into its rightful world dominion.


Obama sidesteps the acute state of affairs in the Islamic world with flattery, failing to encourage accountability (...). I did not hear an exhortation to the Islamic world to open itself to diversity, to accept women as equal citizens with the same rights and protection under law as men. I did not hear a challenge to the Muslim world to accept other religions and their ability to practice openly within the Islamic world -- where the practice of Christianity, Judaism and other religions could cost an individual his or her life. I did not hear a call to erase for all time, Dhimmi racism -- the Sharia law-based dictate that Christians and Jews are inferior and should be suppressed. Are these “…the principles of justice, tolerance and dignity for human beings”? (...)»

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