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Yup.  A New York Muslim who wanted to let the world know how "peaceful" Islam really is by starting a TV Channel, beheaded his wife.  In New York - in the UNITED STATES!

Where the hell is the outrage?

Is President Obama going to speak to the horrors of "honor" killings?

I'm waiting.

First of all, I am a conservative-thinking woman.  I am still a feminist - yes, I am a feminist.  Women should be able to compete with men in the marketplace and if we are doing the same job a man does, we damn well ought to be paid the same.  Unhappily, that is still not the order of the day in most corporations.  Which is why I am yearning to building my own business (or should I say businesses).

Now, as a conservative, feminist woman, I support the right to life, at both ends of the spectrum - conception to death.   I don't support the death penalty, let's just put people that bad into solitary confinement for life, and let them have reading material so they can reflect upon their sins.  

Abortion is an evil thing.  It should only be used to save the life of the mother.  Inconvenience is not a reason to kill another human being - science has proven that from conception, that tiny human being has its own independent DNA - this is not a part of the mother, but a separate human being.  I can understand that people make mistakes and don't want to carry a pregnancy thru, but as an adopted, conservative feminist, I would suggest that they do the right, honorable thing and give birth to their mistake and let a family desperate for a baby adopt him or her.

Yes, I'm a bit off track, aren't I! Anyway, Islam, and this is relatively mainstream Islam, believes that women are subservient to their husbands.  Subservient to the point of slavery.

It is okay for a Muslim man to beat his wife if she does not obey him.  Yes.  Muslim clerics actually advise Muslim men to BEAT THEIR WIVES - being careful not to break bones or mar their beauty.

A Muslim woman can never say "no, I have a headache".  She must always be available to the rutting Muslim male who is incapable of controlling himself when he wants sex.

Here is a very informative video from Memri - yes, you need to register, but it is well worth doing.

For those of you who don't want to register - here is the transcript:


December 24, 2008 Clip No. 2006
Egyptian cleric Galal Al-Khatib Explains Wife-Beating in Islam

Following are excerpts from a sermon by Egyptian cleric Galal Al-Khatib, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on December 24, 2008.

Galal Al-Khatib: One of the husband's rights is to discipline his wife if she is disobedient. What does the word "disobedience" mean? Disobedience is to leave the house without the husband's permission, to refuse to obey the husband in bed, to speak to the husband impolitely, or to do the opposite of what he likes. All these are forms of disobedience. Religious law has instated several measures of disciplining a disobedient wife. These measures must be followed consecutively. You cannot jump to the third measure before despairing of the second, and you cannot jump to the second before despairing of the first. The order must be followed. The first measure for reforming a disobedient wife is to admonish her. The husband should talk to her gently, reminding her of God, and reminding her that if she wants to enter Paradise, she must obey him. He must tell her that by pleasing her husband, she pleases God, and that his rights supersede the rights of her parents.


Okay, if admonishing doesn’t work, the next measure is "banishment." Some say that the wife should be banished from his bed, while others say he should refrain from having sex with her, although I do not agree with the latter view, because having sex is one of the rights of the husband, so how can he discipline her by depriving himself of sex? It's enough if he refrains from smiling and saying nice things to her, and instead, he gives her the cold shoulder, but he has the right to have sex with her, even during banishment.

Okay, he's tried admonishing, he's tried banishment – but nothing. Her emotions are numb, and she says: Good riddance. So what is the next measure? "...and beat them." Beating. The Prophet Muhammad said that the beatings should be light, and that one should avoid the face, or the sensitive areas, which might lead to broken bones, or might leave a mark that would spoil her beauty, whether on her face or anywhere on her body. Beatings that draw blood, or break bones, or leave a scar, a black mark on the skin, or any obvious mark, which would make people know that she was harshly beaten – this is forbidden.

How should the beatings go? Maybe a light slap on her shoulder, or maybe a not-so-light pinch, or a kind of gentle shove. He should make her feel that he wants to reform her, and let her know that he is displeased with her. It is like saying: None of the measures that work with sensitive people work with you. A word would be enough for any wife with lofty morals, but with you, words do not help. Then he attempts a new direction, appealing to her femininity and emotions, by making her feel that he doesn't want her or love her. When this doesn't work, he says to her: With you, I have reached a stage which is only appropriate for inhumane people – the stage of beating.

Beating is one of the punishments of religious law. What kind of people are beaten? Virgin adulterers, both men and women, are beaten as a means of discipline. Who else is beaten? A person who committed an offense and was sentenced by the judge to beatings. Who else is beaten? Someone who committed a crime. By beating his wife, the husband is saying: You've committed a grave sin that merits beatings.

No feminist should support this kind of bullshit coming from a "religion of peace" - in fact, Islam seems more like a man's "religion of piece of ass!"


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