Update: As if he read Janet’s article, an Egyptian cleric defends the wife-beating practice sanctioned by the Islamic “faith”, here.
Who are the real haters of women and gays?
Our friend Janet Levy has an excellent article today at American Thinker, just as the Democratic National Convention opens in Charlotte, in which she contends that Democrats’ silence on the treatment of women and homosexuals under Sharia Law demonstrates who are the real haters of women and gays.
The anti-woman, anti-gay allegations Democrats use to characterize Republicans are all the more astonishing in light of the tolerance and accommodations that are conferred on Islam. While Islam is given a pass on these issues, Democrats freely malign Republicans who speak out about repressive Islamic doctrine or sharia, an ideology that is truly anti-woman and anti-gay.
It’s worth noting that the Democratic Party’s friendliness toward Muslims has prompted an extraordinary gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the Democratic National Convention begins on Sept. 4. As part of the pre-convention festivities, a “Jumah at the DNC” was held through Sept. 1 by the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), an Islamic nonprofit headquartered in Newark, New Jersey. The Washington Timesestimates that “between 500 and 1,000 participants” attended the Jumah, while 20,000 had been predicted to attend the entire three-day event.
The Koran on women:
The hypocrisy of the left’s defense of Islam is glaringly obvious when it comes to its treatment of women, which goes far beyond decisions about abortion and birth control. The left’s feminist sisters may think that Republicans want to repeal women’s rights, but the Koran (4:34) expressly states, “Allah has made men superior to women because men spend their wealth to support them.”
As for homosexuality in Islam, homosexuality is considered vile and punishable by death. The applicable Hadith states that “if a man comes upon a man, then they are both adulterers,” and “[i]f a woman comes upon a woman, they are both Adulteresses[.]” “When a man mounts another man, the throne of God shakes”; “[k]ill the one that is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to.”
No debate exists about homosexuality in Islam; the only point of contention is the punishment, which can be beheading, hanging, stoning, or throwing the person from the tallest building. These punishments are not unusual and are frequently meted out in Islamic sharia countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Somalia, and Mauritania.
Democrats’ height of hypocrisy:
It is the height of hypocrisy and irony that, although Democrats freely criticize the policies of Republicans as anti-woman and anti-gay and worry about a conservative agenda that will result in a setback of the gains enjoyed by women and homosexuals over the past several decades, they fail to address the greater threat Islamic doctrine represents. Democrats are silent about Islamic relegation of women to second-class citizenship and the life-and-death dangers it poses for homosexuals.
There is more, read it all!
Endnote: We have heard that the RNC (if true! to its great credit) included in its Tampa platform opposition to Sharia Law being used in American courts, but have yet to see any published account about that plank. We will post on it when we see the news about how that went down.