Published in The Huffington Post
Critics incorrectly allege that Islam command’s husband’s to beat their wives, often citing the Quran verse 4:34. Unfortunately, like any Muslim man who harms his wife, critics miss the keen wisdom in verse 4:34 that actively pre-empts domestic violence.
In Virginia, I provide pro bono legal support to victims of…
The headline is a common — baseless — allegation many critics levy against Islam. The fact is, however, men don’t harm women because of Shariah Law. They harm women in spite of Shariah Law. Shariah Law was the first law in history, religious or otherwise, to grant women the right to choose who they marry, the right to choose to divorce, the right to inherit property, the right to own a business, the right to keep their own money, the right to participate in the political process, the right to be a lawyer or judge–and yes, the right to focus on raising children and not have to worry about finances, because that is a burden Islam places squarely on men.
But what of men who abuse women in the name of Shariah Law? Well, the reality is that Read more…
The below email was sent to me in response to my 9/11 10-year anniversary Op Ed published in the Virginian Pilot.
In addition to berating Islam, Prophet Muhammad (sa), and all Muslims in general, the emailer calls “most American women” adulterous, calls Christians wusses, and wants to expel all Muslims from America.
Be forewarned, however, the following words are not exactly kind. Share your thoughts – agree or disagree – in the comments section.