I think Tarek Fatah is perfectly within his rights to criticize Wafa Sultan. Just as I support Sultan's right to make the comments she does. I understand that she has suffered more at the hands of the johadis than any of us and I understand her anger. Even I feel she is sometimes over the top in her criticism of Islam. I oppose jihadis/ Islamists. I don't deny Muslims the right to practice their faith. Tarek has been a willing ally in this fight against radical Islam. We need more people like Tarek to help us in this just battle against the medieval forces of darkness. Alienating average Muslims is a bad idea in this fight. I have many friends of the Muslim faith. I see them as allies against the jihadis. There are many things in the Old Testament which are troubling to me, but I am still devoutly Christian. For me the revealed word of God is not always easily understood. How does insulting the Muslim faith help? It just makes it easier for the jihadists to recruit.
Tarek Fatah is my friend. We are diametrically opposed on many issues( he is much more of a lefty than I am), but he is still my friend. Making enemies of allies is a very bad idea.