An interesting exchange that has Wafa Sultan, an Arab American Psychologist versus Dr. Ibrahim Al-Khouli aired over al-Jazeera TV.
Video of the debate between the two:
A brief but interesting synopsis of the debate:
The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions or a clash of civilizations.
It is a clash between the two opposites, between two eras.
It is a clash between a mentality belonging to Middle Ages & a mentality belonging to 21st Century.
It is a clash between civilization and backwardness between barbarity and rationality.
It is a clash between freedom and oppression between democracy and dictatorship.
It is a clash between human rights on one hand and a violation of these rights on another hand.
It is a clash between those who treat women like beasts and those that treat them like human beings.
What we see today is not a clash of civilizations. Civilizations do not clash but compete.
I understand from your words that what is happening today is a clash between the culture of the West and the backwardness and the ignorance of the Muslims.
Yes, that is what I mean.
Dr. Ibrahim Al-KhouliAt the start, I state that no one has the right to define or delineate concepts that no individual can determine or apply.
What is your understanding of civilization?
What is the definition of civilization?
…..and the debate goes on where Al-Khouli and the host seem to be speaking mostly on what they belief is true. The slot was mostly dominated by Dr. Ibrahim somehow lacking clarity where he emotionally counters Wafa with questions like “Can man be a woman and woman becomes a man? The earth to be the sky and the sky to be earth” clearly lacking his skills to control his emotion and put forth his argument in a productive way.