|"Shut up and take it like a good wife"|
An Associated Press' March 4, 2017 headline reads: "Oklahoma lawmaker asks Muslims: 'Do you beat your wife?'"
My headline phrases the article somewhat differently but factually correct. In the Qur'an (as well as other books of Islamic scripture) men are allowed to beat their wives when they disobey:
"Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them." --Qur'an 4:34
Muhammad "struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?" --Aisha (Sahih Muslim 2127)By the way, Aisha was Muhammad's child bride who he married when she was 6 and he 53. The marriage was consummated when Aisha reached the ripe old age of 9.
Anyway, this Oklahoma Rep. John Bennett, distributed a questionnaire last week as the Oklahoma chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) kicked off its annual Muslim Day at the Capitol.
Rep. Bennett told Muslims who wished to meet with him to fill out a form his office provided that bluntly asked: "Do you beat your wife?" Whether they would denounce terror groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas. And if they believe that former Muslims who leave the religion should be punished for leaving.
All of those questions, except for the one referring to the terrorist groups specifically, deal directly with Sharia--or Islamic law.
CAIR, an un-indicted co-conspirator with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in the Holy Land Foundation trial that dealt with the MB funding terrorist organizations, said the form contained "hateful, bigoted questions."
I fail to see how hatred has anything to do with trying to determine if specific women are in danger, or if a person supports terrorism. The only hatred in these cases are on the shoulders of the person answering the questions.
Bigotry has to do with the intolerance of those with different opinions. That sums up the religion of Islam in many forms of its practice, such as killing apostates, or those who leave Islam. Those people are to be killed, according to Muhammad.
Now that's bigotry.
It is high time we stop pretending Islam is not a problem, at least in its extreme form.
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