Warner Todd Huston
Obama's Muslim advisor says Sharia Law 'misunderstood'
By Warner Todd Huston
October 9, 2009

It has been used to excuse the chopping off of hands and feet, it has been used as an excuse to stone women that have been victims of rape, and it has been used as an excuse to jail women merely for wearing a pair of pants, driving a car, or smoking a cigarette, but Barack Obama's Muslim advisor told a British TV audience that Shariah Law has just been "misunderstood."

Obama Muslim affairs advisor Dalia Mogahed (pictured) was a guest on a London-based TV show hosted by a member of the extremist Hizb ut Tahir al-Islami party (Islamic Party of Liberation), Ibtihal Bsis.

Hizb ut Tahir al-Islami seeks to eliminate western democracy and replace it with an extremist view of Islam which includes the creation of a world Islamic caliphate.

On the TV broadcast, Obama advisor Mogahed sat quiet while other guests and the host said that women should not be allowed to hold positions in government and that western democratic tradition was a "lethal cocktail of liberty and capitalism."

But worse than not speaking up to these anti-woman and anti-western sentiments was what she herself added to the conversation. Speaking on the barbaric practice of Sharia law, Mogahed said:

    "I think the reason so many women support Sharia is because they have a very different understanding of sharia than the common perception in Western media.

    "The majority of women around the world associate gender justice, or justice for women, with sharia compliance.

    "The portrayal of Sharia has been oversimplified in many cases."

I guess a tradition that turns a blind eye to the "honor" murders of teenaged girls or forces victims of rape to get her rapist's permission to take him to court isn't so bad in this Obama advisor's eyes? Maybe a law that is used to hang gays until they are dead or one used to institute beatings and oppressions of people trying to practice a religion other than Islam is just "misunderstood"?

If this is the sort of extremist that Barack Obama has "advising" him it is no wonder he's spent the last 10 months cavorting about the globe apologizing for how evil America is!

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