Sanders’ Keynote Validates ISNA’s Sharia Totalitarian “Vision” For America
Monday evening September 9, 2019, I happened to watch secular Muslim Asra Nomani discussing her recent experience attending the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) conference with Laura Ingraham on the Ingraham Angle. Ms. Nomani (below) displayed two books being hawked by ISNA at the conference, which featured appearances by Vermont Senator and Democratic Party POTUS candidate, Socialist Bernie Sanders, and Palestinian Muslima Sharia supremacist, Linda Sarsour. (Predictably, the Antisemitic Ms. Sarsour admonished Muslim ISNA attendees not to dare “humanize” Israeli Jews.)
The first book Ms. Nomani presented, “Rights of the Spouses,” consistent with traditional Islamic law, and specific Koranic injunctions, endorsed the Muslim practice of polygamy (Koran 4:3), and the license granted Muslim men to beat their “disobedient” wives (Koran 4:34). On p. 7, the very first statement under the section entitled MARRIAGE IN ISLAM, supports the practice of polygamy:
Allaah has commanded marriage in His Book (the Koran). He said (citing Koran 4:3): “Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if you fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one…”
On p. 51 this excerpt from Koran 4:34 is quoted,
As to those women on whose part you see ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allah is Ever Most High, Most Great.
Umar [the 2nd “Rghtly Guided Caliph”, and companion of Muhammad] came to the Apostle of Allah and said: Women have become emboldened towards their husbands, he (the Prophet) gave permission to beat them.
Why did he (Islam’s prophet Muhammad) allow hitting them? This is because when he the Prophet prohibited hitting women, when he prohibited hitting the wives, he completely restricted the hand of men. As a result, some of the women began to disobey their husbands. Thus, the Prophet permitted hitting them.
Ms. Nomani also displayed the classical manual of Islamic Law, “Reliance of the Traveller,” certified by Sunni Islam’s Vatican equivalent, Al-Azhar University as conforming to the contemporary “practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni community.” . Appropriately, Nomani highlighted the full chapter in this mainstream Islamic text on jihad, which urges Muslims to wage real world jihad against Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians as articulated by the Koranic verse 9:29. Under the heading) “THE OBJECTIVES OF JIHAD,” Reliance of the Traveller proclaims (pp.599, 602):
Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada, signifying warfare to establish the religion (Islam)..The caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya; My note: from the etymology of the word, per Edward Lane, the great 19th century Arabic-English lexicographer, “the tax paid in lieu of being slain”)—in accordance with the word of Allah Most High, (Koran 9:29) “Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued