Obama Advisor Hangs With Muslim Extremists, Says Sharia Law Is Good For Women

And here we have yet another radical Obama advisor, perching way out on the limb of political and social norms.

Barack Obama adviser says Sharia Law is misunderstood

President Barack Obama’s adviser on Muslim affairs, Dalia Mogahed, has provoked controversy by appearing on a British television show hosted by a member of an extremist group to talk about Sharia Law.

Miss Mogahed, appointed to the President’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighbourhood Partnerships, said the Western view of Sharia was “oversimplified” and the majority of women around the world associate it with “gender justice”.

The White House adviser made the remarks on a London-based TV discussion programme hosted by Ibtihal Bsis, a member of the extremist Hizb ut Tahrir party.

The group believes in the non-violent destruction of Western democracy and the creation of an Islamic state under Sharia Law across the world.

Miss Mogahed appeared alongside Hizb ut Tahrir’s national women’s officer, Nazreen Nawaz.

During the 45-minute discussion, on the Islam Channel programme Muslimah Dilemma earlier this week, the two members of the group made repeated attacks on secular “man-made law” and the West’s “lethal cocktail of liberty and capitalism”.

They called for Sharia Law to be “the source of legislation” and said that women should not be “permitted to hold a position of leadership in government”.

Miss Mogahed made no challenge to these demands and said that “promiscuity” and the “breakdown of traditional values” were what Muslims admired least about the West.

She said: “I think the reason so many women support Sharia is because they have a very different understanding of sharia than the common perception in Western media.

“The majority of women around the world associate gender justice, or justice for women, with sharia compliance.

“The portrayal of Sharia has been oversimplified in many cases.”

Sharia in its broadest sense is a religious code for living, which decrees such matters as fasting and dressing modestly. However, it has also been interpreted as requiring the separation of men and women.

. . .

Miss Mogahed admitted that even many Muslims associated Sharia with “maximum criminal punishments” and “laws that… to many people seem unequal to women,” but added: “Part of the reason that there is this perception of Sharia is because Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood.”

The video of the broadcast has now been prominently posted on the front page of Hizb ut Tahrir’s website.

. . .

Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, said Miss Mogahed was “downplaying” Sharia Law.

“There is a reason sharia has got a bad name and it is how it has been exercised. Regrettably in the US there have been acts of injustice perpetrated against women that are driven by the Sharia-type mindset that women are objects not human beings,” she said.

She cited the example of Muzzammil Hassan, a Buffalo man who ran a cable channel aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes and was charged earlier this year with beheading his wife after she filed for divorce.

Where does Obama find these people and, a better question, why does he keep hiring them? It’s bad enough that a U.S. Presidential advisor is appearing on a TV show with members of an extremist Muslim organization, that’s banned in many Muslim countries and has a stated goal of overthrowing Western democracy and establishing a worldwide Islamic caliphate, but to suggest that Sharia law is good for women and promotes “gender justice” flies squarely in the face of all available evidence and is anathema to the ongoing global struggle for the advancement of women’s rights.

You can just read the Koran and Hadiths and find plenty of guidance for the unequal mistreatment of women. Or, all you need to do is look at the culture and society of any predominately Muslim country. The more fundamentalist and adherent to Sharia law the culture and society are, the more Muslim women are unequally mistreated, as exemplified by the Taliban. So, as a U.S. Presidential advisor, to advocate that Sharia law is good for women and promotes “gender justice” is absolutely ludicrous and offensive to American values.

See also:
Dalia Mogahed, Hizb ut-Tahrir Representative Tout Sharia for Women
Obama adviser: Sharia is just misunderstood
Dalia Mogahed
Egyptian-born US Muslim to advise White House
Yemeni Feminist Faults Obama on Hijab
Islamist Attempts to Influence Obama’s Administration
A conversation with John Esposito & Dalia Mogahed
Hizb ut Tahrir
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami (Islamic Party of Liberation)
Hizb ut-Tahrir
Hizb Ut-Tahrir: Shariah Takes Precedence over U.S. Constitution
Hizb ut-Tahrir In America: Preaching Hate, Building A Caliphate
Hizb ut-Tahrir: An Emerging Threat to U.S. Interests in Central Asia
Obama Announces White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
President Obama Announces Additional Members of Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

/once you cut through the taqqiya, it’s clear that Sharia law is not only incompatible with equal rights for women an “gender justice” but also, with the intrinsic end goal of establishing a global Caliphate, Sharia law is simply incompatible with Western civilization and democracy, remember, in Islam, all infidels are to be subjugated or killed through jihad


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