By the Watchman
We feel reasonably certain that everyone has heard about the incident involving an Oklahoma State Representative, Muslim students and representatives of CAIR. There are a few things that were left out of the reports seen on television and reported in newspapers that we felt you should be made aware of. What brought this to our attention was this article Oklahoma lawmaker receiving backlash after asking Muslim students to fill out 'hateful' questionnaire before meeting with them. We do encourage our readers to open the link and read the article. We will put the entire article in this newsletter, with the only corrections being spelling corrections. At the end we'll give you a few additional subjects to think about. These are facts not mentioned in the article that the television news and newspapers were hoping no one would bring to your attention.
Rep. John Bennett confirmed to the Tulsa World that three Muslim students visiting his office as part of Muslim Day were given questionnaires.
The handout reportedly included questions like "Sharia law says that it must rule over the kafirs, the non-Muslims. Do you agree with this?" "The Koran, the sunna of Mohammed and Sharia Law of all schools says that the husband can beat his wife. Do you beat your wife?"
Bennett told the newspaper that he did not speak to the students personally, but added that the questions are based on Islamic texts.
According to the Qur'an, Hadith and Islamic Law a woman may indeed have physical harm done to her if the circumstances warrant, with one such allowance being in the case of disobedience. This certainly does not mean that all Muslim men beat their wives, only that Islam permits them to do so." Bennett said.
We will interject ourselves here and ask that you highlight this next paragraph not for what it says but for what it doesn't say. Adam Soltani, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Oklahoma, which sponsored the Muslim Day activities, said the questions were "stupid, Islamaphobic and hateful." We find those to be pretty bold words coming from a group that is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial. A case that involved funding Hamas terrorist in the middle-east.
On Facebook, Soltani said the questions were produced by ACT! For America, an anti-Islam organization.
We have been unable to verify this claim.
"The question that comes to mind is does he do this to others?" Soltani told Buzzfeed News. "Does he ask questions to his Christian constituents? His Jewish constituents? If the answer is no, that's discrimination. There's no other way to call it." We don't seem to recall a Jewish day or a Christian day much less a Buddha day at the Capital. It would appear to us that the Muslim day is actually in violation of the Constitution as it sets out a specific religion for commemoration at the capital.
Mr. Bennett sent KFOR a copy of the questionnaire, which can be seen when you open the link. We should add that it does appear that the questionnaire was produced by Act For America.
Rep. Bennett released the following statement regarding the questionnaire:
For the record, I didn't refuse to meet with any of them. I was already gone when they stopped by my office. I was on my way home when they visited the capitol.
That's why I left the questionnaire with instructions to my assistant; if they wanted to visit with me about CAIR or Muslim Day to answer them, set an appointment with me, and bring the Quran, Shariah Law Book and Mohammed Sunna back with them when they come and we would sit down and discuss the facts in the questionnaire.
*CAIR knows that the legislature typically isn't in session after noon on Thursdays (this early in the session), and most Reps. and Senators who do not live close are gone by noon. CAIR conveniently schedules their Muslim Day on Thursdays around noon every year. I don't think this is coincidence.
All the questions on the sheet are questions I have already found the answer to in the Quran, Sunna and Shariah Law.
ANYONE can do 3rd grade research and find the same answers via Google. I used actual documents that Islamic Scholars have agreed on for my proof; Quran, Sunna of Mohammed, Shariah Law Book (Reliance of the Traveler.
The questionnaire was left for them to provoke their thought. If they weren't aware of what Islam stands for they should know and research, then make a better informed decision on what they want to support or not. If they are aware of what Islam, Shariah, CAIR, Jihadist stand for and still support it then they are part of the problem.
Here is the answer to the question about them beating their wife, and it being permitted in Islam;
Quran (4:34) – "Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great." Contemporary translations sometimes water down the word beat, but it is the same on used in verse 8:12 and clearly means to strike.
Quran (38:44) – "And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with it, and do not break your oath…" Allah telling Job to beat his wife (Tafsir).
Hadith and Sira
Sahih Bukhari (72:715) – A woman came to Muhammad and begged her to stop her husband from beating her. Her skin was bruised so badly that it is described as being "greener" than the green veil she was wearing. Muhammad did not admonish her husband, but instead ordered her to return to him and submit to his sexual desires.
Sahih Bukhari (72:715) – "Aisha said, 'I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women'" Muhammad's own wife complained of the abuse that the women of her religion suffered relative to other women.
Sahih Muslim (4:2127) – Mohammed struck his favorite wife, Aisha, in the chest one evening when she left the house without his permission. Aisha narrates, "He struck me on the chest which caused me pain."
Sahih Muslim (9:3506) – Muhammad's fathers-in-law (Abu Bakr and Umar) amused him by slapping his wives (Aisha and Hafsa) for annoying him. According to the Hadith, the prophet of Islam laughed upon hearing this.
Abu Dawud (2141) – "Iyas bin 'Abd Allah bin Abi Dhubab reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: Do not beat Allah's handmaidens, but when 'Umar came to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) and said: Women have become emboldened towards their husbands, he (the prophet) gave permission to beat them." At first, Muhammad forbade men from beating their wives, but he rescinded this once it was reported that women were becoming emboldened toward their husbands. Beatings in a Muslim marriage are sometimes necessary to keep women in their place.
Abu Dawud (2142) – "The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife." The authenticity of this verse is characterized as daif (weak), however, a similar verse from Sunan Ibn Majah (3:9:1986) is said to be hasan (sufficient).
Abu Dawud (2126) – "A man from the Ansar called Basrah said: 'I married a virgin woman in her veil. When I entered upon her, I found her pregnant. (I mentioned this to the Prophet).' The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: 'She will get the dower, for you made her vagina lawful for you. The child will be your slave. When she has begotten (a child), flog her'" A Muslim thinks he is getting a virgin, then finds out that she is pregnant. Muhammad tells him to treat the woman as a sex slave and then flog her after she delivers the child.
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 969 – Requires that a married woman be "put in a separate room and beaten lightly" if she "acts in a sexual manner toward others." According to the Hadith, this can be for an offense as petty as merely being alone with a man to whom she is not related.
Kash-shaf (the revealer) of al-Zamkhshari (Vol.1, p 525)-[Muhammed said] "Hang up your scourge where your wife can see it."
Some contemporary Muslim apologist often squirm over this relatively straightforward verse from the Quran (4:34)-which gives men the right to beat their wives if they even "fear" of disloyalty or disobedience. This rhetorical aerobics inspired us to write a Separate article:
Wife Beating- Good Enough for Muhammad, Good Enough for You
(Islam teaches that to be a perfect Muslim you must follow Muhammad's examples)
Others are not nearly as squeamish. Sheikh Yousef al- Qaradhawi, one of the most respected Muslim clerics in the world, once made the famous (and somewhat ridiculous statement) that "It is forbidden to beat the women, unless it is necessary." He went on to say that "one may beat only to safeguard Islamic behavior," leaving no doubt that wife- beating is a matter of religious sanction. (source)
Dr. Muzammil Saddiqi, the former president of ISNA (the Islamic Society of North America), a mainstream Muslim organization, says it is important that a wife "recognizes the authority of her husband in the house" and that he may use physical force if he is "sure it would improve the situation." (source)
Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious institution says that "light beatings" and "punching" are part of a program to "reform the wife" (source).
Dr. Jamal Badawi endorses corporal punishment as "another measure that may save the marriage" (source). He isn't clear on how striking a woman will make her more inclined toward staying with her assailant, unless the implication is fear of more serious consequences if she leaves.
Egyptian cleric, Abd al-Rahman Mansour, said in a 2012 televised broadcast that, in addition to discouraging the wife from filing divorce, beatings would inspire the wife to "treat him with kindness and respect, and know that her husband has a higher status than her." (source)
During Ramadan of 2010, another cleric named Sa'd Arafat actually said the woman is "honored" by the beating (source). No one else seemed terribly surprised or upset by this.
An undercover report from progressive Sweden in 2012 found that 60% of mosques there actually advised beaten women not to report the abuse to the police. These women were also told that they must submit to non-consensual 'sex' with their husbands. (source)
In the birthplace of Islam, about half of Saudi women are beaten at home. "Hands and sticks were found to be used mostly in beating women, following by men's head cover and to a lesser extent, sharp objects." (Source)
In 2016, the Council of Islamic Ideology proposed a bill-ironically named the Protection of Women against Violence Act- that actually included exceptions for "lightly beating" defiant wives. (source)
According to Islamic law, a husband may strike his wife for any one of the following four reasons:
- _She does not attempt to make herself beautiful for him (ie. "let's herself go")
- _She refuses to meet his sexual demands
- _She leaves the house without his permission or for a "legitimate reason"
- _She neglects her religious duties
Any of these are also sufficient grounds for divorce.
Respected Quran scholars in the past interpreted verse 4:34 with impressive candor. Tabari said that it means to "admonish them, but if the refuse to repent, then tie them up in their homes and beat them until they obey Allah's commands toward you." Qurtubi told wife-beaters to avoid breaking bones, if possible, but added that "it is not a crime if it leads to death." (source)
Muslim apologist sometimes say that Muhammad ordered that women not be harmed, but they are actually basing this on what he said before or during a battle, such as Bukhari (59:447), when Muhammad issued a command for all the men of Quraiza be killed and the women and children taken as slaves. (Having your husband murdered and being forced into sexual slavery apparently doesn't qualify as "harm" under the Islamic model).
But, in fact, there are a number of cases in which Muhammad did have women killed in the most brutal fashion. One was Asma bint Marwan, a mother of five, who wrote a poem criticizing the Medinans for accepting Muhammad after he had ordered the murder of an elderly man. In this case, the prophet's assassins literally pulled a sleeping infant from her breast and stabbed her to death.
After taking Mecca in 630, Muhammad also ordered the murder of a slave girl who had merely made up songs mocking him. The Hadith are rife with accounts of women planted in the ground on Muhammad's command and pelted to death with stones for sexual immorality-yet the prophet of Islam actually encouraged his own men to rape women captured in battle (Abu Dawood 2150, Muslim 3433) and did not punish them for killing non-Muslim women (as Khalid ibn Walid did on several occasions-see Ibn Ishaq 838 and 856)
In summary, according to the Quran, Hadith and Islamic law, a woman may indeed have physical harm done to her if the circumstances warrant, with one such allowance being in the case of disobedience. This certainly does not mean that all Muslim men beat their wives only that Islam permits them to do so.
More importantly…people are missing the REAL ISSUE (Actual threat) here on Muslim Day, and that is the fact that CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) is a known and designated terrorist organization and they are freely roaming through our state capitol.
CAIR is NOT a civil rights organization. They are masquerading (sic) as a civil rights group to promote their agenda.
Here is the proof;
CAIR is HAMAS
The following is a small portion of the evidence which identifies the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas and terrorist organization.
Among the massive amount of evidence entered into the US vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (hereafter "HLF") trial-the largest Hamas and terrorism financing trial successfully prosecuted in U.S. history-is a volume of evidence which definitely identifies CAIR as an organization established by the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood's "Palestine Committee" which is Hamas in America. CAIR has received funds from other Hamas entities and organizations affiliated with Al Qaeda. In fact, a document retrieved from CAIR headquarters reveals internal discussions at CAIR to support Osama bin Laden.
While CAIR bills itself as a "Muslim civil rights" organization, the evidence does not support this and, in fact, demonstrates it is a Hamas entity. Hamas is a terrorist organization.
1 In 1993, the leaders of the U.S. Palestine Committee, which is Hamas in the United States, met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The meeting was covered by the FBI via physical surveillance, microphones in meeting rooms, wiretaps on phones and other investigative techniques. An Action Memo from FBI Counterterrorism Assistant Director Dale Watson stated this was a "Meeting among senior leaders of Hamas, the HLFRD and the IAP." The FBI's analysis of the Philadelphia meeting entered as in the US vs HLF trial stated "All attendees of this meeting are Hamas members." CAIR founders Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad were present at this meeting.
2 The U.S. government's indictment of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) stated: "The purpose of this (1993 Philadelphia) meeting was to determine their course of action in support of Hamas' opposition to the peace plan and to decide how to conceal their activities from scrutiny of the United States government."
3 FBI recordings of the conversations by Hamas leaders at the Philadelphia meeting captured Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad discussing the creation of a public relations organization for Hamas which FBI investigators testified was CAIR, created in 1994 following the Philadelphia meeting.
4 CAIR was incorporated in 1994 by Nihad Awad, Omar Ahmad and Rafeeq Jaber, all of whom were leaders of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), a now defunct Hamas organization in the U.S.
5 In 193 nd994,CAIR founder Omar Ahmad served as the National President for IAP (Hamas) and was Chairman of the Board for CAIR from 1994-2005.
6 Rafeeq Jaber served as the National President of IAP (Hamas) from 1996-98 and 1999-2005
7 Musa Abu Marzook, the Deputy Political Chief for Hamas and the leader of Hamas in the United States (Chairman of the U.S. Palestine Committee), was a member of the IAP Board of Directors.
8 CAIR founder Omar Ahmad was on the Executive Committee for the U.S. Palestine Committee (U.S. Hamas).
9 Because of the overwhelming evidence that CAIR is a Hamas entity, U.S. prosecutors identified CAIR as a member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee (Hamas), and as unindicted co-conspirators in the US vs HLF case-the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history.
10 The Palestine Committee (Hamas) Meeting in 1994 list CAIR as the 4th organization operating under it (Hamas). This document was entered into evidence at the US v HLF trial.
11 Hamas is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the U.S. government and many governments around the world.
12 In the December 2007 government filing in the US v Sabri Benkhala appeal (Eastern District of Virginia) the government stated: "From its founding by the Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists."
13 In a document retrieved from CAIR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. by one of its interns- now UTT Vice President Chris Gaubatz- CAIR openly discussed supporting Osama bin Laden. The document was titled "Proposed Muslim Platform for 2004" (dated 3/08/04) and stated, in part, "Attempt to understand Islamic movements in the area, and start supporting Islamic groups including Mr. bin Laden and his associates."
14 In a 2004 FBI raid at the Annadale, Virginia residence of Ismail Elbarasse. A senior Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood leader, the archives of the U.S. MB were discovered. One of the documents found listed the leaders of the U.S. Palestine Committee (Hamas). On the list were the names of CAIR founders Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad (alias Omar Yeheya).
15 In the government filing rebuking CAIR's motion to have its name removed from the unindicted co-conspirator list in the HLF case, U.S. prosecutors stated, "As of the date of this response, the Court has entered into evidence a wide array of testimonial and documentary evidence expressly linking CAIR and its founders to the HLF and its principals; the Islamic Association for Palestine and its principals; the Palestine Committee in the United States, headed by Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzook; and the greater Hamas-affiliated conspiracy described in the Government's case-in-chief."
16 In the government filing rebuking ISNA/NAIT's motion to have their names removed from the unindicted co-conspirator list in the HLF case, U.S. prosecutors stated, "The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood created the U.S. Palestine Committee, which documents reflect was initially comprised of three organizations: the OLF (HLF), the IAP and the UASR. CAIR was later added to these organizations…the mandate of these organizations, per the International Muslim Brotherhood, was to support Hamas."
17 In the ruling to leave CAIR on the unindicted co-conspirator list in the HLF case, Federal Judge Jorge Solis listed a portion of the overwhelming evidence against CAIR and wrote: "The Government has produced ample evidence to establish CAIR, ISNA and NAIT with the HLF, the Islamic Association of Palestine ("IAP") and with Hamas."
18 In a 3-0 ruling, an Appellate panel agreed to leave CAIR, ISNA and NAIT on the unindicted co-conspirator list in the HLF case.
19 The Holy Land Foundation was convicted of being a Hamas organization and its leaders were convicted of being Hamas leaders which funneled over $12 million to Hamas.
20 HLF provided CAIR with $5,000 of seed money when it was found and CAIR raised money for HLF.
21 FBI Assistant Director Steve Pomeranz stated: "By masquerading as a mainstream public affairs organization, CAIR has taken the lead in trying to mislead the public about the terrorist underpinnings of militant Islamic movements, in particular Hamas."
22 In a February 2010 affidavit from an FBI Special Agent in the immigration proceedings for Hamas leader Nabil Sadoun Dallas, Texas, the affiant declared the U.S. Palestine Committee was affiliated with Hamas. He further identified four (4) Hamas organizations created by the Hamas in America: Holy Land Foundation, Islamic Association for Palestine, United Association for Studies and Research and Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).
23 In a 2003 Senate Sub=Committee hearing on radical Islam, Senator Charles Schumer (NY) stated, "To make matters worse, the prominent members of the Council's (CAIR's) current leadership who you Mr. Chairman invited to the hearing today, they declined to testify, also have intimate connections with Hamas.
24 In a letter dated February 12, 2010 to U.S. Congresswoman Sue Myrick (NC) from assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Weich, Mr. Weich wrote "Enclosed (is) evidence that was introduced in the trial (US v HLF) which demonstrated the relationship among CAIR, individual CAIR founders and the Palestine Committee. Evidence was also introduced that demonstrated a relationship between the Palestine Committee and Hamas."
25 In June 2009, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Frank Wolf (VA) gave a lengthy speech in which he laid out a great deal of the evidence against CAIR and its ties to Hamas. The transcript of this speech can be found at: https://web.archive.org/web/ 20140922235833/http://wolf.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/wolf-gives-major-floorspeech-on-fbis-cooperation-with-cair#.V_QwB7wrlfe (Note we were unable to get these links to open for us so we cannot verify their authenticity)
26 In a letter dated April 28, 2009 from the FBI's Assistant Director, Office of Congressional Affairs, to U.S. Senator John Kyl (AZ), the FBI leader details why the FBI cut off all formal ties to CAIR and identifies it as an unindicted co-conspirator in the HLF trial because of its relationship with Hamas.
27 CAIR has received funds from overseas organizations WAMY (World Association of Muslim Youth) and IIRO (International Islamic Relief Organization), a subsidiary of the Muslim World League (MWL). Both WAMY and IIRO are Saudi-funded organizations whose U.S. offices were raided by the government because of their possible ties to Hamas and Al Qaeda.
28 In 1999, CAIR received $250,000 from a Saudi bank headed by the former director of the Muslim World League (MWL), identified by Osama bin Laden as a primary source of funds for Al Qaeda. Federal investigators raided MWL's U.S. offices.
29 In a 2008 interview, the Deputy Supreme Guide of the International Muslim Brotherhood Muhammad Habib was asked about the Brotherhoods connection to CAIR: Interviewer "But back to CAIR, some people from the Muslim Brotherhood have denied having a connection with CAIR, Do they really represent you?" Habib: "Ehh, this is a sensitive subject, and it's kind of problematic, especially after 9/11." Interviewer: "For them to say there is a relationship between you two?" Habib: "Yes you can say that."
30 CAIR has a long record of defending jihadis and jihadi organizations, and continues to publicly condemn all counterterrorism efforts of the U.S. government and local law enforcement. CAIR has never defended the United States in its war against jihadis. But why would they? They are Hamas.
It should be noted that the above information only represents a small fraction of the evidence demonstrating CAIR is a Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood entity. Hamas is a terrorist organization.
CAIR = Hamas. Hamas= Terrorist. CAIR =Terrorist
Citizens of Oklahoma should be asking the question of WHY is a terrorist organization allowed to freely operate in Our State Capitol, and freely in Oklahoma.
Rep. Bennett also made headlines in 2014 when he made anti-Islamic statements on social media and called Islam a "cancer in our nation." We have provided the link here
Now we are going to introduce you to a word that those in the Muslim community will deny they use, and the main stream media fear to use because of political correctness. This is straight from the dictionary for all of you journalist out there so pay attention. The word is
Taqiyah or taqiya both spellings are considered correct. Word origin noun, (in in Shi'ite Islam) it is the practice of denying one's religion, permissible when one is faced with persecution, especially by Sunnites: regarded as a means of protecting the religion.
What occurred at the State Capitol on Muslim Day was nothing more than a skillfully planned use of taqiyah. This was a publicity stunt pulled off by CAIR to make a state legislator who they dislike look bad. We thought it was pretty sorry of the main stream media to broadcast the Muslim side of the story and only print the Representatives rebuttal in their online site. Representative Bennett is owed an apology by the news media and by CAIR for trying to pull off a stunt like this at his expense.
Little did CAIR realize that there little publicity stunt would raise more questions than they wanted. We have a few questions that demand an answer by our legislature and our Governor. Why do we have a Muslim Day at the Capitol? Why is no other religion recognized with a day at the capitol? Doesn't recognizing the Muslims with their separate day at the capitol violate separation of church and state?
In conclusion the Muslims do not deserve any special treatment because of their religion. Unless the state is prepared to recognize every religion out there including Satanism with their own special day at the capitol, this must come to a stop immediately. The Quran directs observant Muslims to fight and kill non-believers something like 500 times and by way of contrast, the New Testament directs Christians to the same path how many times? Exactly Zero.
In summary, the Quran directs observant Muslims to fight and kill non-believers something like 500 times, and by way of contrast, the New Testament directs Christians to the same path how many times?