My previous post condemned the NY Times for distorting the story of Wafa Sultan. The LA Times gets the story right. The very first sentence of the LA Times article begins "She's no longer a Muslim," which is the complete opposite of the NY Times headline which proclaims that she is a Muslim.
The following excerpt from the LA Times gives a completely different description of her views:
In a blunt interview on Al Jazeera television last month, Sultan harshly criticized Islam as violent and unfavorably compared Muslims with Jews. In remarks Sunday at her Corona home, Sultan, who said she left the faith after witnessing an act of religious extremism, went even further, saying Islam was beyond repair with teachings that exhorted Muslims to kill non-Muslims, subjugate women and disregard human rights.
"I don't believe you can reform Islam," Sultan said. Saying Islamic scriptures are riddled with violence, misogyny and other extremist ideas, she declared, "Once you try to fix it, you're going to break it."
It's really like the two newspapers wrote stories about two different persons. The phantom person in the NY Times story is a Muslim who believes that the Koran has been "distorted," while the person in the LA Times story is an ex-Muslim who says that the religion is "beyond repair" and cannot be reformed.
Once again, a huge thumbs down to the NY Times for distorting the facts of the story in order to fit it neatly within a liberal PC orthodoxy in which Islam is a peaceful religion and only a tiny minority of extemists who misunderstand the Koran think otherwise.