Another Friend of Obama Shows True Colors

Assigned Reading: Obama Adviser Loves Sharia
(FROM: Human Events)

Dalia Mogahed, Barack Obama’s adviser on Muslim affairs, appeared on British television last week, where she said: “Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood.” How have we misunderstood Islamic law? We have associated it with “maximum criminal punishments” and “laws that… to many people seem unequal to women.” The Western view of Sharia was “oversimplified,” said Barack Obama’s adviser on Muslim affairs; most Muslim women worldwide, she said, associate it with “gender justice.”

On the same show, Dalia Mogahed described her job in the Obama administration as involving efforts “to convey…to the President and other public officials what it is Muslims want.” What Muslims want. Not what America might want from Muslims — i.e., a recognition of the ways in which Sharia contradicts the Constitution regarding the equality of all people before the law, and a forthright rejection of those elements of Sharia. No one, Muslim or non-Muslim, seems concerned about any challenge to those provisions from the adherents of Sharia. Perhaps they should listen more closely to Dalia Mogahed.

I’m a big fan of Robert Spencer and his Web site, JihadWatch.

Particularly interesting in Spencer’s Human Events piece, though, are the Koran passages dealing with the Sharia idea of gender justice. I’ve asked before and I’ll ask again — where are the women’s groups when it comes to Islam? We see women stoned after getting gang-raped, female schoolteachers threatened with death for naming a classroom stuffed bear “Mohammed,” and stories of honor killings abroad and on our own shores. Where is the National Organization for Women? Come on, people!

Ugh. Here’s to hoping that this particular adviser to President Obama gets as much attention as some of the others.



  1. Anonymous says:

    When is obama going to put into office an adviser for The People Of America Affairs?

  2. Ian Thorpe says:

    Don't forget the case in Saudi Arabia a few years ago of teenage girls being beaten and forced back into a burning school building by the religious police because Sharia law demands that they burn to death rather than be allowed out of doors wth their hair uncovered.

    I don't recall an outburst of feminist rage in Britain or America over that incident either.

  3. Anonymous says:

    11:02, why in hell would a Kenyan do that?

  4. Rix says:

    Am I the only one here for whom Dalia Mogahed's last name lights a huge red alert?

    "Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin; Steal from a thief, for that is easy; Lay a trap for a trickster and catch him at first attempt; But beware of an honest man."
    — Arab proverb


    daliamogahed, Rix that looks like my last rack in Scrabble.

  6. Rix says:

    > daliamogahed, Rix that looks like my last rack in Scrabble.

    The name's original transcription is "mujahed". If you watch news about War on Terror, you might have heard it or its plural form, "mujaheddin", which translates from Arabic as "people who do jihad". You do know what "jihad" is, don't you?

  7. THEY DON'T SCARE ME says:

    Rix, hell yeh, I am an infidel.

  8. goddessdivine says:

    where are the women's groups when it comes to Islam

    They're hypocritical. They only serve those issues which suit their agenda. After all, they would never want to offend the Muslims; yet they could care less about the life of a fetus. As a woman, I'm ashamed of these female groups and would rather be water-boarded than join one of them.

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