Wafa Sultan: "The Subjugation of Women Reduces Them to a Level Lower Than Beasts"

From our “Islam elevates women” department

“Islam Has Distorted the Concept of Honor” 

Wafa Sultan: “If Islam really treated women with honor, we would see the positive consequences of that honor over the course of the past 14 centuries. Islam did not treat women with honor. On the contrary, it has distorted the concept of honor.
“My brother Rashid, I can call this pen a knife for 14 centuries, but it will never become a knife. It will remain a pen. Islam has turned these concepts upside-down, and has forced its followers to see things as their opposites – to view killing and beheading as an act of tolerance, to view taking a woman captive as an act of compassion, to view the plundering of spoils of war as their right, and to view masturbation against a little girl’s thighs as marriage.

Wafa Sultan Harshly Criticizes the Status of Women in Islam

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“Thus, it has destroyed the intellectual structure of the Arabic-speaking nation, and has produced people who cannot distinguish between things and their opposites – people with distorted thinking and warped mentality, as infertile as barren land, which cannot yield a thing.
“The best proof of this is the reality of Islam. When the Prophet Muhammad married the child ‘Aisha, this was not an act of honor toward her childhood. When Muhammad married Zaynab, the wife of his adopted son, after seeing her naked and desiring her, this was not an act of honor toward married women. When Muhammad married the Jewish woman Safiya, upon his return from a raid in which he killed her father, brother, and husband, this was not an act of honor toward her. The same goes for all his marriages.”

“The Subjugation of Women Reduces Them to a Level Lower Than Beasts – Not to Mention the Laws of Inheritance, Testimony in Court, The Beating Of A Wife Who Refuses to Go to Bed With Her Husband, And ‘Honor’ Crimes” 

“Accusing women of being ‘lacking in brains’ is not an act of honor toward her. Human beings – whether male or female – are the property of their Creator. No human being has the right to own another. The subjugation of women reduces them to a level lower than beasts – not to mention the laws of inheritance, testimony in court, the beating of a wife who refuses to go to bed with her husband, and ‘honor’ crimes.
“Muhammad said in a hadith: ‘Three things spoil one’s prayer: a woman, a black dog, and a donkey.’ Do they ever give this any thought? Do they realize that Allah chose the female body for his greatest invention – creation itself? Wouldn’t it be moral to bestow upon the female body a certain holiness, instead of viewing it as impure?” […]

“In The Arab Countries In Particular, You Cannot Say That the Status of Women Has Nothing to Do With Islam… Islam is An All-Embracing Faith, Which Intervenes in the Smallest Details of a Person’s Life”

“As for the intellectuals who claim that Islam honors women, they remind me of someone trying to catch two rabbits, which are running in opposite directions, and never catching either one. On the one hand, they try to convince the reader or the viewer that they are ‘liberal’ and progressive, and support women’s rights, while on the other hand, they try to please the clerics and their followers by claiming that Islam honors women. History will show that they were deceivers, not intellectuals.
“In my opinion, in the Arab countries in particular, you cannot say that the status of women has nothing to do with Islam. You cannot deny that there is a connection between the two. Islam is an all-embracing faith, which intervenes in the smallest details of a person’s life – beginning with the way he should enter the toilet, and ending with – excuse my language – the way he should wipe his behind.
“Since Islam is an Arab religion, it has succeeded in erasing the culture, customs, and traditions of the Arabic-speaking peoples, more than in Islamic nations that are not Arabic speaking. Therefore, in the Arab world in particular, the status of women is an inevitable outcome of the Islamic teachings.” […]

“I Firmly Believe That the Islamic Faith Was Created to Serve Muhammad, and to Legitimize His Desires and Urges”

“I firmly believe that the Islamic faith was created to serve Muhammad, and to legitimize his desires and urges. As evidence, we have ‘Aisha’s words: ‘I see that your Lord hastens to satisfy your desires.’ These words, which she said with innocence and spontaneity, embody the goal for which the Islamic faith was formed.
“Islam allowed men to marry infants in order to justify Muhammad’s marriage to ‘Aisha. Islam forbade adoption in order to justify Muhammad’s marriage to the wife of his adopted son – a thing forbidden by the pre-Islamic moral values of the Arabs. Islam permitted taking women captive and violating their honor in order to justify Muhammad’s marriage to Safiya, after killing her husband, her father, and her brother that same night. Can you imagine any woman on the face of this earth witnessing with her own eyes the killing of her husband, her father, and her brother, and accepting the religion of their killer on the spot, and sleeping with him?! Can the human mind possibly accept such a story?” […]

“I Have Witnessed Many Crimes Against Women Perpetrated Within My Extended Family and In the Framework of My Work”

“I personally did not suffer, but I have witnessed many crimes against women perpetrated within my extended family and in the framework of my work. As a doctor, I have entered homes that have not seen the light of day, and I have witnessed many crimes against women, perpetrated under the influence of Islamic teachings.
“In my family – at the age of 12 at most, my sister’s daughter was forced to marry her cousin, who was over 40 years old. Her life with him was an intolerable hell on earth. When she felt there was no escape from this hell, she committed suicide. She set fire to herself, and within minutes she became ashes, leaving four children behind.”



Following are excerpts from an interview with Arab-American psychiatrist Wafa Sultan, which aired on Al-Hayat TV on December 4, 2008.
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6 thoughts on “Wafa Sultan: "The Subjugation of Women Reduces Them to a Level Lower Than Beasts"”

  1. I am awestruck by women like Wafa Sultan, Nonie Darwish, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who somehow manage, with a little help, to free themselves from the mental, physical and spiritual bondage of Islam.

    One wonders how many millions of other souls, down through the centuries, have begun or even achieved that process of self-liberation but, because there was no Islam-free zone to which they could run, were murdered by those around them as soon as their rebellion was detected. Remember that story about a Saudi Arabian girl, daughter of one of their awful Religious Policemen, who nevertheless managed to encounter Christianity, embraced it, unwarily blogged about it…and was murdered by her dad the moment he found out.

    One of the great arguments for preserving an Islam-free zone is that such an act benefits not only the non-Muslim civilisations and their inhabitants, but also offers a place of refuge for such potential defectors from the Army of Islam, from the Muslim Mob (just as preserving a [relatively] communism-free zone, meant that Soviet and Chinese defectors had somewhere to which, by heroic effort and ingenuity, they could flee).

    Today, too, if we can maintain an Islam-free zone, where the writ of sharia does not run, we have a platform from which – by radio and other non-print means – alternative ways of thinking and believing can be beamed right into dar al Islam, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Such seed-sowing has the potential to deprogram even more people.

  2. Thankfully Wafa is not an European politician where expressing such truth is a heinous crime. There needs to be more hard hitting factual statements made to shame this evil that is islam…

  3. The following has been sent to hundreds of elected officials in different countries.

    If you are against the slavery of women please read this.


    The following item shows that Islamic Terrorists are following Mohammeds example and decrees. Tolerance comprise only 3% of Mohammeds statements. They were in his early period in Mecca. After his escape to Medina, 97% of the statements relating to unbelievers, were hate and violence decreed against all infidels. The first 3% are abrogated by later decrees. Anyone who is learned in the Muslim faith who states that Islam is a religion of Peace, is a 5th columnist doing his duty for Islam, to undermine and lull our Democracies.

    Muslims consider Mohammed the most honourable of all men. This allows them every act that he did or supported.

    For the security of Democracies, please read the following item.

    Ban Islam for past and present War Crimes

    Muhammed: The Con Man and False Prophet

    As we are against terrorism in the world for the ultimate survival of our society, I’m offering viewpoints to win the battle against Islam’s goal of world domination, which is stated in their writings.

    Muhammed and his sayings, found in the Koran, Hadiths, Sunnahs and Surahs, are the root of Muslim terrorism.

    With truth and reality, we must discredit the founder of Islam, his sayings and the belief system that spawns this terrorism.

    Let the world know that Muhammed, while in Medina, organized raids on camel trains hauling trade goods, and received twenty percent (20%) of the ill gotten loot. The spiritual mechanics of functioning as a Prophet does not mix with being a thief and killing for wealth.

    Let the world know that Muhammed betrothed a six year old (6) child , in her ninth year (9) consummated their marriage sexually. He was in his fifties (50’s) at the time. The inner development of a Prophet does not function with paedophilia. Muhammed was a Paedophile. He claimed that Aisha was his only wife that caused him to experience revelations while under the blanket with her. Muhammeds counsel to others and actions, legitimized paedophilia through Islams ideology. What was the source of Muhammeds revelations as a Paedophile? All this is stated in th Hadiths and Surahs.

    On returning to Medina after taking Mecca, he attacked one of the Jewish tribes, the Qurraysa. After 28 days of siege, the Jews capitulated. Muhammed immediately ignored the terms agreed upon as part of their surrender. He ordered and watched as all males from puberty on were beheaded in a trench. Their families were made to watch this slaughter of the male children and men. Some of the women became hysterical while watching the beheading of their husbands and sons and were also beheaded. During the slaughter, Muhammed spotted a beautiful Jewish girl and selected her for his sex slave. Her name was Rayhannah. She had to watch while her mother and sister were raped. Her sister was traded as a slave for arms which is stated in both the Hadiths and the Surahs. There were three tribal groups of Jewish origin and belief in Medina at that time. Those that weren’t killed or sold into slavery were forced out into the desert to die.

    These atrocities are the actions of a demonic fiend not a Prophet.

    Muhammed also encouraged and rewarded many assassinations in his lifetime. Murder is not an activity of a Prophet.

    The fantasy paradise that Muhammed developed to entice the itinerant, uneducated Arabs to Islam is a personal bordello. This paradise in the hereafter shows a sexual fixation and addiction in the spirit of Muhammed. This is not the development of a spiritual Prophet. This demonic personality is no doubt the most successful con man ever. Muhammed has been more successful than Hitler and the Nazi movement in longevity, size of his organization and hatred of the Jews.

    Compare Muhammed to all former Prophets and founders of great religious movements, East and West, and it easily shows us how debased he was. His organization was developed by tacking spiritual words to robbery, killing, conversions by the sword and terrorism with Fatwas which are all fiendish acts. This activity by his followers is presently seen on television clips with kidnapped, innocent people being beheaded in praise of Allah.

    Last but not least, Allah was one of over two hundred and fifty (250) idols in the Ka’aba. After taking Mecca, Muhammed destroyed all other tribal idols except for the Quraysh tribe’s idol and pronounced Allah the one and only God.

    I believe that, in warfare against terrorism, we must attack the heart and not just the tentacles of Islam with truth. We must not let this perversion of religion spawn numberless adherents to Muhammed’s words to expand their terrorism. We must confront terrorism head on.

    When combating Evil remember: Appeasement is like feeding a steak to a tiger in the hope that it will eventually become a vegetarian.

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    Canada’s for debate in the House of Commons:


    Guardians of Democracy site:


    Unfortunately, Muslims in debate or negotiations are forced to LIE to preserve Islam’s integrity. This noble Islamic activity is called “TAKIYA”.


    Lorenzo Bouchard

  4. The call to wipe out Islam gets hotter and hotter. Would this lead to the next formidable clash of civilisations.

    Most Muslims are misled by their clerics and by sayings assumed to have been said by the Founder whilst ‘under the blanket”. Some even get REVELATIONS from under the blanket.

    Excepting for the Muslim who have found safe haven in Europe, USA and Australia – most of the others live under harsh natural conditions and even more harsher political conditions. Sometimes I wonder if we should not pity them for the sufferings they continue to undergo since 1400 years ago.

    However since the Muslims always say – Inshallah – so let us leave their problem to God to handle instead of we, pety men, being burdened with their problems and of their seeking the ‘wonders’ assured to them in the after world where they expect only one thing – sex.

  5. There is a reference above, to ‘Al-Taqiyya’, which is a passage in the Quran, which not only excuses Muslim who lie, but encourages it if is to ‘infidels’ and advances Islam. This makes dialogue, treaties, etc very difficult to deal with, to say the least.

  6. To all of the people out there:
    I have read and seen a lot of works, especially on talk shows and other videos that are posted on the Internet. I must say that Wafa Sultan is very wrong about Islam.
    She mentioned in some of her videos that Islam is a religion where God teaches Muslims to be violent and kill any non-believer. However, if one actually took the time and read the holy book, the Qur’an, OR even asked a well-educated Muslim, he/she would know that Islam is a religion of peace that does not wish to kill anyone, especially the believers of Christianity and Judaism, for they are the religions that also believe in one God. In fact, I thought that everyone should know that in order for a Muslim to be an ACTUAL believer they must FIRST believe in all the books of God. This includes the Torah(scriptures) and the Bible (the original books sent by God, not the ones that have been modified). This is because the Qur’an was the final book sent by God to Muhammad(S) and it was sent to guide the people back into the right path, just like God did to Prophet Moses(A) by sending the Torah to the people of Egypt and the same goes for Prophet Jesus(A) who was sent the Bible; a guidance to the people, so they could go the right path again. All these books, the Torah, Bible, and the Qur’an contain one MAIN message and that is: Believe in One God, and worship Him only.

    Dr. Sultan also said Islam is a religion that teaches nothing but fighting. This may be because of all the misinterpretations that have been said by the media, especially with the term Jihad. However, I advice you to look at this: http://www. islamdenouncesterrorism.com/ the_pacifism_of_islam.html. This website may tell everyone the true meaning of Jihad and a few other truths about Islam, but for more precise and better knowledge about the greatness of the religion, Please ask a well-educated Muslim or look into the Qur’an.

    Another main issue that I have seen her talk about is the way girls are treated in Islam. All the stuff Dr. SUltan has been saying about the role of women in Islam is incorrect, I do not know where she has gotten the information, but it may be because a lot of Muslim nations treat the women very wrong, but because of the doings of the so-called Muslims, you CANNOT judge a religion. Again, if you go search inside the Qur’an, you would know that Islam is the religion that treats both men and women EQUALLY, only in different aspects. I hope everyone will read this: http://www.essortment.com/all/ roleofwomenis_rhzn.htm, but please, as stated before ask a Muslim who is well-educated for more information.
    Also, if anyone would like to know why Islam permits four wives, please look at a video called: Deedat – Why a man can have four wives in islam ? (Ahmed)

    I am kindly asking everyone to look into the religion, correctly first.

    One thing that I am grateful for Islam is that God mentions in the Qur’an (for it is the last book revealed to humankind by Him), one should not say any harsh things about another religion. It is mentioned in the Qur’an that it is not right for someone to judge a religion by the actions of its followers or believers alone because there will always be good and bad believers of the religion. The right thing to do is to look at a religion by its revelation (the books sent by God through the prophets).

    For more information about Islam and the actual truths about it please look at a few videos by Dr. Zakir Naik (Please actually look at them and take them into account for the man is highly educated about ALL the books of God).

    Dr. Zakir Naik – Does God exist?
    Zakir Naik Public Talk
    Dr Zakir Naik – Terrorism and Jihad 1 of 2.avi

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