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1 posted on 05/31/2012 2:32:53 PM PDT by Gillibrand
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To: Gillibrand

Is an “iman” anything like an Imam?


2 posted on 05/31/2012 2:34:12 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Gillibrand

Fatwa and death sentence in 5-4-3-2....


3 posted on 05/31/2012 2:48:52 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Gillibrand
How much room for interpretation are these statements from the Koran:
-women should be beaten regularly
-a woman is a field for her man (i.e, women are property)
-a marriage can be invalidated by a man saying “I divorce you” three times
-most women go to hell

Not to mention the commonness of honor killings, female stonings for trivial offenses, female genital mutilation (almost universal among African muslims), and the seldom-mentioned the high prevalence of rape of women and children.

6 posted on 05/31/2012 3:36:59 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: Gillibrand

Oh this is a good idea......./sarc Going to end badly


7 posted on 05/31/2012 3:40:31 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Gillibrand

Does this make her an Ima’am?


10 posted on 05/31/2012 4:08:05 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Gillibrand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_Faith

They tried in the late 1800’s to reform Islam to be more Female friendly...

[The laws of the Bahá’í Faith primarily come from the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, written by Bahá’u’lláh.[73] The following are a few examples of basic laws and religious observances.

Prayer in the Bahá’í Faith consists of obligatory prayer and devotional (general) prayer. Bahá’ís over the age of 15 must individually recite an obligatory prayer each day, using fixed words and form. In addition to the daily obligatory prayer, believers are directed to daily offer devotional prayer and to meditate and study sacred scripture. There is no set form for devotions and meditations, though the devotional prayers written by the central figures of the Bahá’í Faith and collected in prayer books are held in high esteem. Reading aloud of prayers from prayer books is a typical feature of Bahá’í gatherings.
Backbiting and gossip are prohibited and denounced.
Adult Bahá’ís in good health should observe a nineteen-day sunrise-to-sunset fast each year from March 2 through March 20.
Bahá’ís are forbidden to drink alcohol or to take drugs, unless prescribed by doctors.
Sexual intercourse is only permitted between a husband and wife, and thus premarital, extramarital and homosexual intercourse are forbidden. (See also Homosexuality and the Bahá’í Faith)
Gambling is forbidden.
Fanaticism is forbidden.
Adherence to ritual is discouraged, with the notable exception of the obligatory prayers.
Abstaining from partisan politics is required.]

Social principles
[Equality between men and women]

[As the Báb’s teachings spread, which the Islamic clergy saw as a threat, his followers came under increased persecution and torture.[12] The conflicts escalated in several places to military sieges by the Shah’s army. The Báb himself was imprisoned and eventually executed in 1850.]

Hmm, equality of women and no Fanaticism ... no wonder they killed him....


11 posted on 05/31/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT by GraceG
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