Governor Kaine is trying to tell folks that he wasn’t aware of what Esam Omeish was saying and blaming this on his staff as if he was Jim Webb trying to worm his way out of answering questions about smuggling guns into the District of Columbia. If this guy had a low profile, I might buy it. But as the President of the Muslim American Society Omeish had a long trail of public commentary that was out there. When someone even does an interview on the Laura Ingraham show, it’s hard to somehow feign ignorance that no one knew what was happening with this guy. No, the more plausible explanation is that Kaine and his staff has seen this, and weren’t particularly troubled by it.
After all, when you look at this transcript, it really doesn’t deviate a whole lot from Governor Kaine’s lauded dedication to bringing “diversity” to Virginia, even if it means talking about Sharia law. The burkas, the “honor killings”, and the whole jihad thing might be “a lovely set of rules” for people so open minded, as Tim Kaine purports to be, that their brains are in danger of falling out.
“I didn’t know”, which I fully expected to hear once this issue really started getting attention, is utterly laughable.
INGRAHAM- I think that you raise a point that we do have to keep in mind. We certainly do not want to alienate people who put their patriotism and love of country first, and their obligation to this great land of ours, and I certainly don’t want to do that. Um… Shariah law, is Islamic law, and do you, or do you not Dr. Omeish, and this is educational, I think for our listeners to hear this, do you then not think that shariah law would be beneficial in the United States for the Muslims living here?
OMEISH- The answer is, if accepted by people, it would be a lovely set of rules, if people understand its tenets. You know we don’t drink, we don’t gamble, we don’t like to, you know we’re very much against adultery. You know, we have certain sets of values that I think we share with our conservative friends here in this country. We like to advocate them, I’d love to see a day when my girls don’t have premarital sex, and they don’t date before they get married and they don’t drink, and they don’t do drugs. These are values that I want to be in laws if I can.
INGRAHAM: They don’t do burkas though right?
OMEISH- I understand how laws are made in this country, and if I can get enough people to vote for it, than I’ll do it.
INGRAHAM: But you’re daughters aren’t covered up in those burkas are…
OMEISH- No my daughters are. Because, that’s a dressing of modesty, that they have chosen to do by themselves. My wife is a PhD in molecular biology, she’s lived by herself in Canada for many years. She’s veiled since she was a youngster. And she left her country by herself, to study abroad, obtain her masters and PhD. She’s a wonderful lady. She’s teaching the girls, French Spanish and every…
INGRAHAM: But Doc, Dr. Omeish, you’ll have plenty of time to speak but we have to get it back to Robert. Your not in favor of what is carried out in the name of Shariah law though, for women in countries that don’t, you know, want to be fully covered you know, with the burka, or the netted burka or whatever you call it.
OMEISH- They have absolutely full right to do whatever they want.
INGRAHAM: You don’t want…
INGRAHAM: You do not favor the honor killings and the beatings and the torture of whom with you disagree or with whom Muslim fundamentalists disagree.
OMEISH- In the strongest terms Laura. I am against it. I think it’s something that has to be changed, and we have to stand up against it, no doubt, in my mind.
INGRAHAM: Let’s go to Robert, Robert, Dr. Omeish is you know, very outspoken, on his view here, yeah, Shariah law would be better in the United States if it was accepted more broadly. What is part of Shariah law?
SPENCER: What he’s saying is very soothing, but he’s leaving out the elements of Shariah which are directly at variance with universally, otherwise universally accepted principles of human rights. The Shariah denies freedom of conscience, Mohammad said, if anybody leaves Islam, kill him. It’s still part of Shariah law that someone who leaves Islam, and changes his religion is under a death sentence. It institutionalizes the oppression of women in numerous ways. The beating, you know you mentioned beatings, well beating of wives is permitted in the Koran, chapter 4, verse 34, says good women are obedient as for those that are not, warn them, send them to separate beds, and beat them. And that’s the principle the doctor wants to bring to the United States. Obviously nobody is saying that wife beating only happens in a Muslim context, but to give it the sanction of divine law is extraordinarily unwise, and dangerous. And that is what we have to deal with. There are many things in Shariah that are like that. It institutionalizes the second class status of non-Muslims, who have to pay a special tax, must not hold authority over Muslims, have to feel themselves subdued, in accord with the Koran chapter 9 verse 29. In an accepted subservient second class status, without equality of rights before the law. In many places, in many interpretations of this Shariah law, they are not even allowed to testify in court, even in their own trials, and so this is something that is responsible for the oppression and persecution of people all over the world, right now, with the blasphemy in Pakistan which is Shariah based, allowing for the brutalization of Christians, and the accusations of many innocent people who are imprisoned, beaten, even killed. This is just one example, and of course the oppression of women, is no accident that these things are taking place in an Islamic context.
INGRAHAM- We’re running out of time…
Oh yes, Laura, we certainly are. When guys like Tim Kaine want to ram this mindless dedication to “diversity” down our throats, we have precious little time to beat this back before it becomes the accepted standard for the “progressive” dismantlement of Western civilization. The culture war is being waged right now, and Tim Kaine and his allies are fighting it hard. We need to fight back.
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