“The Left cares only about power, not about people and certainly not about ethical behavior.”
The lies and denial by Muhammedan taqiyya spin-doctors, agit props and professional obfuscators are nauseating. All of it designed to deflect away from the unpalatable, barbaric reality of the 7th century cult of Islam. Robert Spencer cuts through the bullshit and shines a light into the caves of the troglodytes:
Over the next few days, as more details emerge about the murders of Amina and Sarah Said, we will see Islamic spokesmen on TV (Ibrahim Hooper is probably sitting for make-up as you read this) explaining that honor killing is a cultural practice that has nothing to do with Islam, and of course above all the one thing we must avoid doing in the aftermath of these murders is entertain for even a moment the possibility that Islamic attitudes and atmospherics had anything to do with the deaths of these girls. And Alan Colmes will nod sagely and agree that Islamophobia is a terrible problem, and Sean Hannity will burble about the “hijacking of a great religion,” and Glenn Beck will assure us that the Qur’an teaches nonviolence, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all. No one will dream of holding the American Muslim community accountable for aiding and abetting the creation of a culture of violence against women. Oh no. That would be “Islamophobic.”
And so this Yemen Times piece comes particularly ill-timed for Hooper and other Islamic spokesmen in the West, who spill large amounts of ink assuring us that oh no, no Muslim takes Qur’an 4:34, the Muslim holy book’s notorious verse commanding the beating of disobedient women, at face value. Oh no. No Muslim actually beats his wife, or if he does, he does it only with a toothbrush, and anyway, well, wife-beating is cross-cultural, isn’t it? It isn’t as if no American wife has ever been beaten.
And certainly that’s true: wife-beating is cross-cultural, but that doesn’t prove a thing, and bringing it up only ensures that the Islamic community in America will, in the wake of the murders of Amina and Sarah Said, once again be absolved of all responsibility, and exempted from all accountability — because after all, everyone does it, don’t they?
Anyway, in the Yemen Times today, Maged Thabet Al-Kholidy doesn’t say anything about toothbrushes, or everyone doing it, or anything at all except that women should be beaten when disobedient, because the Qur’an says so.
Qur’an 4:34 tells men to beat their disobedient wives after first warning them and then sending them to sleep in separate beds. It is worth noting how several translators render the key part of this verse, ÙˆÙŽØ§Ø¶Ù’Ø±ÙØ¨ÙÙˆÙ‡ÙÙ†Ù‘ÙŽ, waidriboohunna.
Pickthall: “and scourge them”
Yusuf Ali: “(And last) beat them (lightly)”
Al-Hilali/Khan: “(and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful)”
Shakir: “and beat them”
Sher Ali: “and chastise them”
Khalifa: “then you may (as a last alternative) beat them”
Arberry: “and beat them”
Rodwell: “and scourge them”
Sale: “and chastise them”
Daryabadi: “and beat them”
Asad: “then beat them”
Pickthall, Yusuf Ali, Al-Hilali/Khan, Shakir, Sher Ali, Khalifa, Daryabadi and Asad are Muslims. Are their translations all incorrect?
Mainstream media largely silent about
possible honor killings in DallasÂ
* Can’t find the killer who murdered his daughters?
Go and check the mosques, that’s where you’ll find him, sez Phyllis Chesler
Abdul Said has now made the Most Wanted List. However, I am told that the police have described the murder as senseless, baffling, puzzling, etc.â€”as opposed to as an obvious, old-fashioned honor killing. Perhaps I’m wrong, but has anyone thought to look for him in a mosque?
The courageous and outspoken Phyllis Chesler excoriates the fashionable moral equivalence and unwillingness to hold the Islamic community to account for crimes that are related to Islamic culture and mores. She reports at Pajamas Media:Â
HONOR KILLINGS IN DALLAS: MADE IN THE USA
They have dishonored our shores for quite some time and more keep coming our way.
I am talking about honor killings in North America. In The Death of Feminism, I write about honor murders in Missouri, Ohio, and in parts of New Jersey, New York, and Canada which took place during the last quarter-century.
Just yesterday, an Egyptian Arab Muslim father in Dallas, Texas allegedly shot his two beautiful teenage daughters to death because he disapproved of their American-style ways. Their names were Amina and Sarah Said and their father’s name was Abdul Said. The girls looked sassy and full of life; they looked like Dallas teenagers. They were 17 and 18 years old and their friends considered them “geniuses.” Abdul was a taxi driver. (In parts of Europe, taxi drivers are known to aid and abet honor murders).
Perhaps how Amina and Sarah dressed, and how they thought, shamed their father Abdul. He was no longer in control of his womenâ€”a mark of shame which provoked his need to kill them. Perhaps their flowering sexuality enraged him because it made him desire themâ€”and from this he concluded that other men might desire them too and if he could not have them, no man could.