Skip to comments.Did Anthony Weiner Convert to Islam?
Posted on 06/08/2011 3:41:24 PM PDT by geraldmcg
WebToday (June 8, 2011)-- The New York Times reports that Rep. Anthony Weiner's wife Huma Abedin is a practicing Muslim who was raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 2007, the New York Observer wrote article no longer available but cross-posted at Free Republic that her mother is a professor in Saudi Arabia and that her father was an Islamic scholar before his death.
Islamic law forbids any Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim man. Weiner was raised Jewish but admitted to growing up in a non-religious household. If Abedin remains a practicing Muslim and her religion forbids her from marrying a non-Muslim, isn't she failing to practice Islam? Wouldn't that be the case unless Weiner converted to Islam?
Known as the Shahada, the Islamic testimony of faith is very short. Weiner would have been required to say it according to Islamic law. Otherwise, Abedin would have violated a primary tenet of her religion. Here is what Weiner would have had to say in order to be able to marry Abedin according to Sharia law:
There is no God except Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.
Curiously, the imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York (ICC) of which Ground Zero mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a trustee is a man named Sheik Omar Abu-Namous. He is calling for Abedin to stand by Weiner. Why would an imam encourage a Muslim woman to remain married to an unfaithful Jewish man?
Compounding this matter further is the fact that Abu-Namous was quoted in 2001 as saying:
A unified Muslim state would be the ideal instrument to convince the world that Islam is the last version of God's word. God meant his word to be obeyed.
In 2007, Abu-Namous spoke alongside the director of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) at the First National Summit of Imams and Rabbis. Abu-Namous is on record as having said there was no conclusive evidence that Muslims were responsible for the September 11th attacks. Ironically, Abu-Namous's predecessor at the ICC blamed the Jews for 9/11. ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood group.
There is a question that needs to be answered. Did a secular Jewish man convert to Islam or did his (still) practicing Muslim wife abandon her religion by marrying him?
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Ben Barrack is a columnist with WebToday, a talk show host on KTEM 1400 in Texas and editor and publisher of the website: www.benbarrack.com
To align favorably with this tenet, he would have had to convert before they met. There is no forgiveness in even courting with a jew.
I could be wrong. I don’t care enough about islam to contemplate it’s nuances.
Their religion is Liberalism.
They practice it faithfully.
Sheik yr Weiner
and apparently he is practicing.
All very good questions and points.
Huma’s been living in Georgetown since she was a freshman at GW. Chances are there is an imam down there who has the skinny on whether the congressman converted.
I’ve also read that muslim women may marry outside Islam, though I doubt that this is truly the case.
If not he should he not have a jihad on his head since the day they got married, was it Jewish marriage ceremony or was it a atheist marriage or was a Muslim marriage ceremony.
Need wedding pics.
But no pics of his wedding tackle... Please G_d No!!!!
Who cares what religion he is or if he converted!
Gosh damn world and this country going to shit and we have utter idiots DWELLING on Weiner like they are buried literally up his arse. WHO GIVES A CRAP!? =.=
Bill Clinton presided at the ceremony.
As I said above, their faith is Liberalism. Clinton is their high priest.
Didn’t Bill Clinton officiate this union?
We are fighting Islam and we allow Muslim congress critters?
Does anyone know how to spell nashional sekuritea?
He’s probably an atheist who claims to be a Jew so “converting” to Islam was no big deal.
More than half the people in this country voted for a man named Hussein for president.
Anthony Weiner worships nobody but himself.
and BJ Clinton as the most admired Democrat today shows what the future will be like for Tony Weiner. In 5 yrs he'll be one of the top Dems.
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