Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Wafa Sultan: The Full Transcript Of Her Al-Jazeera Appearance

Thanks to MEMRI, by now most of us have heard of Wafa Sultan's appearance on the Al-Jazeera, in which she gave a very harsh critique of the Islam in front of millions of Arab viewers. What most English speakers don't realize is that her appearance is heavily edited by MEMRI. Virtually all of her opponent's and the moderator's comments are cut out. Not surprisingly this gives the viewer a somewhat distorted picture of the event. Here's a link to the full unedited transcript of her Al-Jazeera appearance. It'll take a bit of time to read through. It's fairly long, the material isn't exactly lightweight, and the translation can be a little awkward at times. Here's a link to the edited MEMRI transcript for the sake of comparison.

Since I don't have the time to go into detail on my thoughts about the unedited debate, I'll hold my tongue for now and give you guys a chance to comment on this first. IMO, the full debate is actually pretty interesting and worth dissecting in some detail.


Blogger DrMaxtor said...

Jazakallah Khair for putting this transcript up. Taking one paragraph(MEMRI clip) out of a 12 page transcript is quite a feat. An exercise in decontexualized propaganda. I'll bet the farm the usual neocon bastards who were praising Sultan will NOT put this transcript up on their blogs.
Sultan was rambling like the typical uninformed telebimbo on FAUX news, no wonder MEMRI edited out Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Khouly's excellent rebuttals.

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