Monday, March 20, 2006

An angry middle eastern woman

A very interesting broadcast from Al Jazeera, via the excellent Middle East Media Research Institute.

UPDATE: I'm told the woman in the video is an Arab-American psychologist. I confess that I didn't check out her background, and made the apparently erroneous assumption. Apologies.

3 Comments:

Blogger JohnM said...

middle eastern woman

Mmm?

I think you'll find she's an (Arab-)American psychologist.

This appears to be a shorter clip than I saw before.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Scott Callahan said...

Is that right? I confess that I made the assumption, and didn't check up on her background at all. My bad.

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

Scott,

you've been diddled and haven't checked out your update either. Your original title is correct: She was born in Syria but emigrated to the US.

I can't imagine why.

"Sultan was raised as a pious Muslim, but her faith was shaken when she was studying medicine at the Aleppo University in northern Syria. As The New York Times reported, terrorists from the Muslim Brotherhood burst into her classroom in 1979 and shot her professor as she watched. "They shot hundreds of bullets into him, shouting, 'God is great.'" It was a turning point in her life. She eventually left her home and moved with her husband and children to the United States."

2:47 PM  

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