With thanks to Dr. Andrew Bostom, whose excellent commentary on the condition of newly liberated women in post-Mubarak Egypt gives us an unbuffered taste of the true status granted to females in Islam, here’s a link to a grim English-translated report (thanks to Translating Jihad) from the Gaza-based newspaper Donia al-Watan. Bear in mind that this woman (see photo above from Andrew Bostom’s site) is a candidate for Egypt’s parliament:
Friday, November 18, 2011
Female Candidate for Egyptian Parliament Affirms that “Women Are Deficient in Intelligence and Religion, and It Is Not Permissible for Them to Be in Authority”
Female Salafi Candidate for Egyptian Parliament: “Women Are Deficient in Intelligence and Religion, and It Is Not Permissible for Them to Be in Authority”
A female salafi candidate for Egyptian Parliament, Muna Salah, said to al-Sharq al-Awsat that women are deficient in intelligence and religion, and it is not permissible for them to be in authority or to occupy the office of the presidency. She defended her candidacy for the People’s Council, saying that acting as a representative in the Council only partial authority and not complete authority, such as the presidency of the republic. She added that she seeks to apply the Islamic shari’a, including cutting off the hands of thieves, preventing the mingling of men and women, and specifying black clothes for women and white clothes for men.
While just one of thousands of candidates in the upcoming parliamentary elections, Muna Salah–president of the Manabir al-Noor Charity Association in Egypt–continues to provoke controversy. She is one of two veiled candidates in the parliamentary elections scheduled to take place in two weeks. [...]
This lady may sound crazy to you, but keep in mind that she’s quoting directly from Muhammad himself, as recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Once Allah’s Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o ‘Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allah’s Apostle ?” He replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said, “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?” They replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?” The women replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her religion.” -Sahih Bukhari 1:6:301
If you have not read Dr. Bostoms’ book, The Legacy of Jihad, to fully understand the meaning of the word – jihad – I could not recommend it enough times or with enough emphasis. The book completely transformed the way I think about the word. And I could not begin to explain how it has sharpened my comprehension of the bloody, barbaric, merciless doctrines of Islam. It is jam-packed with eye-witnessed accounts from the 7th Century forward of unfathomable mass murder, torture, rape, property destruction, enslavement, and mass devastation of civilization – all in the name of Allah – written by men who were actually present to suffer through it.
Yes. You and I lived through the 9/11 attacks. With no misunderstanding or underestimation of the horrible loss of three-thousand American lives on that terrible day, it is but a minscule episode in what Islam has wrought upon the civilized World throughout history. I’ve had to take the book in bits and pieces. It is filled with so much horror that it’s impossible to try to absorb all of it without an occasional break
Now, with the resurgence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and calls for restoration of the Caliphate in progress, the women of that nation are ready to assume their rightful places – as second-class citizens.
And among his many other crimes, Barack Hussein Obama has done more than his share of assisting the relentless progress of jihad and shariah, both by means of the armed forces under his command in Libya, and with his continued pro-Arab Spring revolutionary rhetoric.