September 4, 2012

'Gilded Charm Offensive'

The Wall Street Journal reports today that American diplomats are finalizing a deal to dole out $1 billion in debt relief to Egypt, as part of a "gilded charm offensive" that Washington hopes will help shore up Egypt’s economy and prevent its new Islamist leadership from drifting beyond America's foreign-policy orbit. 

[Too bad Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi, didn't ask for the money directly from his Chinese hosts when he visited Beijing last week, since the money we dole out to the Islamic Muslim Brotherhood will have to be borrowed from China, right?]

In any case, check out the 'charmers' who are getting our money (see video below).

Memo to Sandra Flukes of the world: How about fighting this war against women, instead of whining about contraception freebies?

Times of Israel  |  September 4, 2012

'Husbands, beat your wives so they will mend their ways,' Egyptian cleric advises

Abd Al-Rahman explains Islam's rules for smacking one's spouse, citing practices of prophet Muhammad

By Greg Tepper

Egyptian cleric Abd Al-Rahman explaining how to beat one's wife (screenshot: MEMRI)

Egyptian cleric Abd Al-Rahman recently explained on Al-Nas television how a man is permitted to beat his wife.

"A good woman, even if beaten by her husband, puts her hand in his and says: 'I will not rest until you are pleased with me.' This is how the Prophet Muhammad taught his women to be," Al-Rahman said in comment aired in August, according to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

"Islam instructs a man to beat his wife as a last resort before divorce, so that she will mend her ways, treat him with kindness and respect, and know that her husband has a higher status than her," he said.

"I say to every husband: Do not rush to beat her whenever a problem arises. O servant of Allah, Allah said: 'Admonish those of them on whose part you fear disobedience, refuse to share their beds, and beat them.' One should not beat out of anger."

Al-Rahman said that beating one's wife is a matter of discipline. He said that the Prophet Muhammad beat one of his wives, Aisha, in order to instill discipline, not because he enjoyed it.

Original article & video here


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