18 thoughts on “FoxNews Gins Up ‘Honor Diaries’ Controversy – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. “Muslims are the biggest fraudsters and liars in the world, all encouraged in the Qur’an.”
    Yep, and this Muslim says to you كول خرا [kool kharaa] ‘Eat shit !’ …. it’s not encouraged by the Qur’an though…..

        1. Richard has deleted the comment by the person to whom I responded. Did you read that ? Or only my answer ‘hurts’ your feelings ?
          Concerning your selected extracts from the Qur’an on ‘gender apartheid’ and oppression, you can find suwar saying the contrary too. Your reading really fits the expression “as the Devil reads the Bible”, and it’s not that the Old and the New Testament contain equally gender biased passages, is it ?
          And “Abdul Ameer”, you’re a FRAUD ! An Islamophobic guy who takes a Muslim/Arabic pen name is a well-known strategy ….
          PS. Of course Richard is free to delete my comment 🙂

  2. Actually, there is a great deal of gender apartheid and oppression of women in the Muslim world which is a result not only of custom but also of sacred religious doctrine. The suffering that so many Muslim women experience will not go away by pretending it does not exist. To start the ball rolling, here is the doctrinal basis for discrimination against women in Islam:
    Qur’an 4:34 says: “Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other… Good women are obedient. And for those from you fear disobedience, admonish them, then forsake them in beds apart, and beat them. ” Remember, that is Allah speaking.
    Allah further says in 2:223: “Women are your fields: go, then, unto your fields when and how you please. ” Here, Allah sanctifies the man’s sexual rights of the wife
    In hadiths recognized as authentic, Muhammad said:
    — Mohammed said: “Because Allah afflicted Eve, all of the women of this world menstruate and are stupid.”
    — The Prophet said: “A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.”
    — Mohammed said: “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)…I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you…Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?…This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?…This is the deficiency in her religion.”
    — Muhammad said: “Women are the majority dwellers in Allah’s Hell and are lacking in intelligence and religion”.

    Obviously, there are many enlightened Muslims who do not follow these doctrines, but the doctrines do not change merely because some Muslims don’t follow them. The fact is that many Muslims do follow these doctrines because they believe their god and their prophet require it.

    Honor killings are a result of these and other doctrines concerning women and men’s authority over them. The United Nations reported that there are about 5000 reported honor killings per year and that about 90% of them are Muslims.

    1. The United Nations reported that there are about 5000 reported honor killings per year and that about 90% of them are Muslims.

      I believe you’re lying. I want to see the source and I want to see it now. If you don’t provide a credible source that confirms your claim I may suspend your comment privileges. Read the comment rules about supporting opinions & claims with credible evidence. And do NOT expect us to accept your claims without them.

      This comment is completely off topic. This blog is not a venue for Muslim-bashing. The next comment you publish that strays into that area may result in your privileges being suspended or revoked. Again, read the comment rules.

      BTW, for every quotation you can muster from the Quran I can muster 10 from the Bible or New Testament that affirm religious bias against women. It doesn’t prove ANYTHING. Misogyny has NO religion.

      BTW, our purported Muslim friend who hates Islam has an IP address in Glendale, AZ a suburb of Phoenix. The latter is where Dr. Zuhdi Jasser has his medical practice. They’re probably good friends!

      1. You asked for a source for the honor killing numbers and statistics. Here are just a few –
        http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp/story.asp?NewsID=33971&Cr=violence+against+women&Cr1=#.Uzp228eT73E
        http://www.cbsnews.com/news/honor-killing-under-growing-scrutiny-in-the-us/
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor_killing

        You are not helping Muslims by sweeping this issue under the carpet. Women and girls are having their basic human rights violated and it is our responsibility to help them, and not ignore them. The first step is acknowledging that there is a problem.

        1. @MLSmith: I don’t recall any Muslim women asking an Jewish woman named Miriam Zeff to help them. Why don’t you focus your energies instead on the thousands of Jewish women & girls who are sexually abused (especially in Israel) every year?? I know Muslim women who are addressing the issue in their community & who have told Clarion to butt out. You might do the same. Unless you feel it’s appropriate for Muslims to expound upon the alleged ‘barbarities’ of the Jewish religion.

      2. “BTW, our purported Muslim friend who hates Islam has an IP address in Glendale, AZ a suburb of Phoenix. The latter is where Dr. Zuhdi Jasser has his medical practice. They’re probably good friends!”
        Haha, how come I’ve got the feeling we’re not going to hear more from this guy. Isn’t this the guy who tours the States with Stand With Us.?
        NB. just read his wiki-page: Richard’s opinion on Jasser is mentioned, so is Daniel Pipes’. They’re opposite, of course. Being endorsed by Pipes is about all one needs to know 🙂

  3. [no further comments will be approved for this commenter till he proves his claim that 90% of honor killings are Muslim; or he retracts the claim.]

    1. @Abdul Ameer: You are a fraud. Your nickname seeks to imply you are Muslim when you are not. Further you claimed 90% of honor killings were Muslim & when challenged offered no proof. You also continue to meander through anti-Muslim wasteland in these comments even after being warned to stay on topic.

      As a result you will be moderated till you show you can respect the rules everyone else follows.

  4. [comment edited because I warned commenter no further ones would be published unless he proved his claim 90% of honor killings were Muslim. THIS is his proof!]

    …Then there is this article by Phyllis Chesler: “Worldwide Trends in Honor Killings” http://www.meforum.org/2646/worldwide-trends-in-honor-killings. She has loads of footnotes to support her analysis. She gives the 91% figure as the percentage of honor-killings committed by Muslims on the basis of analyzing the UN statistics.

    1. @Abdul Ameer: You originally claimed a UN report said 90% of honor killings were by Muslims. Now you reveal the truth, which is that a noted Islamophobe and right wing pro-Israel extremist, Phyllis Chesler, is the one making this spurious claim & doing it in no less august a venue than Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum. If you think I’m going to accept your claim or Chesler’s that she derived the 90% figure from UN reports and that her analysis is credible, you’re daft.

      We see you now for what you are: a fraud. Your Arabic name means “servant of the emir.” Your ’emir’ is Islamophobia. My bet is you’re Zuhdi Jasser or one of his pals.

  5. Richard, I do not understand the point of your article. Are you claiming that the documentary is presenting false information about honor violence in the Islamic world?
    If the documentary is making false claims can you please spell them out as it seems as though you want it suppressed purely because you do not like some of the peope interviewed in it.

    1. @ Piers Shaw: I’ve written 3 posts about the film. Read them all before asking any questions. The film is a tissue of lies, deceit & distortion about Islam and everything else it touches.

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