On Aug. 31, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) keynoted the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) “Muslim presidential forum,” the first of its kind.
“I am here today because I believe in the concept of solidarity, and the need for all of us, no matter where we come from or what our background is, to stand together in the struggle for justice and human rights,” he said during his speech.
But ISNA is the last group on Earth that cares about “the struggle for justice and human rights.” If it did, it wouldn’t have associated itself with virulent anti-Semite and Sharia Law supporter Linda Sarsour, who was recently kicked off the board of the Women’s March for her anti-Semitism (only to be replaced with a worse radical Islamist anti-Semite), and who has cited literal Islamic terrorist Saraj Ibn Wahhaj as her mentor and “favorite person.” Sarsour spoke at the same event as Sanders in August.
Furthermore, it would not have allowed the sale of the books Rights of Spouses or Reliance of the Traveller, both of which advocate for traditional Sunni Islamic orthodoxy, including polygamy, the absolute right of Islamic men to beat their wives, and the imprisonment and death of non-Muslims who refuse to convert to Islam.
If this sounds a bit radical or far-fetched, that’s because it is. Creeping Sharia did a deep-dive into the books sold at the event that Sanders keynoted.
Here’s how Creeping Sharia describes Rights of Spouses.
“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.
And the following is a description of the contents of Reliance of the Traveller.
Moreover, given the time constraints of a television interview, Ms. Nomani could not allude to any of the following contents of “Reliance of the Traveller,” which institutionalize other liberty-crushing, discriminatory, and dehumanizing Sharia legal codes, and mores, for non-Muslims, as well as Muslims, including (pp. 608, 595, 610, 611,617, & p.59):
—“Dhimmitude”, enforced legal and social inferiority for non-Muslims who survive their jihad conquest:
“pay the non-Muslim poll tax Jizya (per Koran 9:29); being “distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar); they “are not greeted with ‘as-Salamu ‘alaykum“; “must keep to the side of the street”; “may not build [homes] higher than or as high as the Muslims’”; “are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, to ring church bells or display crosses, recite the Torah or Evangel [Gospels] aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feast days, and are forbidden to build new churches”; “If non-Muslim subjects of the Islamic state refuse to conform to the[se] rules of Islam. or to pay the non-Muslim poll tax they are treated like prisoners of war,” i.e., killed, enslaved, ransomed, or possibly, released
Perhaps Sanders is unaware of the contents of the books being sold at the ISNA event, and for that, he can be given the benefit of the doubt.
However, Sarsour has a history of anti-Semitism with which a rational person would distance himself. In other words, anywhere Sarsour appears should be avoided by those who don’t want to be linked with Jew-hatred and radical Islam, especially, one would think, a candidate for the position of leader of the free world.
Peter D'Abrosca is a freelance investigative reporter, author, and conservative political commentator.
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