Saturday, March 11, 2006

A modern day Rosa Parks

Video of a woman, with more courage than George Clooney. More courage than Michael Moore. More courage than Kanye West. More courage than Ellen Degeneres. More courage than Tom Brady. More courage than me.

She is the descendant of Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

She has signed her own death warrant with large letters and bright red ink.

The heart of a lion.

You owe it to her and all that is civilized in this world, to take a moment and watch and listen.

3 comments:

chris said...

I'm not sure we want to ally ourselves with this woman. She is an atheist -- her only religion, science. She is courageous, but wrong. "Backwardness" is not the flaw of today's Taliban -- it is Islam itself. I am becoming convinced that the conflict between Islamdom and Christendom is intractable.

McRyanMac said...

Chris,

I think you're trapped in the good/bad split. This woman is an atheist (which I reject) but saying things that must be said by someone (in Arabic) if Islam is to avoid being over run by violence and extremism. Christendom has had it's share of "backwardness" but we've had our Reformation. Islamdom has not.

I don't know Rosa Parks religious affiliation, but I thank God for her courage to stand for what is right, to her own peril.

Wafa Sultan is to be applauded in the same way.

april said...

OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is sooooooo good! Thanks, Ryan. I'm going to blog about it, too.

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