Sally Kohn, Jewish lesbian sharia advocate

Recently, CNN commentator Sally Kohn – who is Jewish by birth and also a lesbian – sent out a tweet that equated “progressive Muslims” (whoever they are) with sharia, putting a positive spin on her 140-characters-or-less pro-sharia message.  It seems she received a bit of flack for it, and I’m proud to have been among the flackers (here).

Now she’s digging in as only a Jewish lesbian leftist advocating for sharia can.  On Thursday, CNN published an editorial she wrote where she lectured all of us ignorant, fear-mongering right-wing Islamophobes on the truth about sharia.  According to her fabricated construct, it’s impossible to identify one single interpretation of what sharia is.  (Except you pretty much can.  Scholars do, and it isn’t pretty.)

Meanwhile, no drivel of this sort would be complete without a reference to “nuance,” and Sally doesn’t disappoint, stating that people who are critical of sharia often miss nuances, “assuming for example that those who practice Sharia believe adulterers should be stoned and gay people thrown off roofs.”

Getting a little nervous there, Sally?  Wondering if Mr. and Mrs. Muslim might want to throw you off a roof or cheer on those who would?  (Don’t worry, dear – there are a lot of subtleties involved, or nuances, as you say.  Not all homosexuals are thrown from rooftops.  Some are hung.  And as you are aware, some are gunned down in nightclubs, with likely more to come because of idiots like you who are doing the bidding for the enemy.)

Kohn twists herself into ignorant knots as she makes the case for how adherence to sharia law and being a “progressive Muslim” are not mutually exclusive.  She asserts that sharia takes many forms, from the personal to the spiritual to the political, and that within each form a Muslim can adhere more, or less, strictly.  So in the end, sharia means different things to different people.  (Oh, she just makes it sound so darned great.  And I think her message would be welcomed in a Muslim-majority country where sharia is the law of the land, no?)

Hey, Sally!  There’s something called the truth.  In this case, Islamic law melds the personal, spiritual, political, and military into a single unit that amounts to one thing: supremacism.  As Robert Spencer writes at Jihad Watch:

…Because Sharia originates with the Quran and the Sunnah, it is not optional. Sharia is the legal code ordained by Allah for all mankind. To violate Sharia or not to accept its authority is to commit rebellion against Allah, which Allah’s faithful are required to combat.

There is no separation between the religious and the political in Islam; rather Islam and Sharia constitute a comprehensive means of ordering society at every level….[snip]

…there are few aspects of life that Sharia does not specifically govern. Everything from washing one’s hands to child-rearing to taxation to military policy fall under its dictates. Because Sharia is derivate of the Quran and the Sunnah, it affords some room for interpretation. But upon examination of the Islamic sources…it is apparent that any meaningful application of Sharia is going to look very different from anything resembling a free or open society in the Western sense. The stoning of adulterers, execution of apostates and blasphemers, repression of other religions, and a mandatory hostility toward non-Islamic nations punctuated by regular warfare will be the norm. It seems fair then to classify Islam and its Sharia code as a form of totalitarianism.

But of course Kohn would never consult with Robert Spencer.  Instead, she sought the wisdom (ahem) of Wajahat Ali to support her case.  His bio at Salon notes that he is a contributor at Al Jazeera America, the lead author of Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America and a co-author of a television script about a Muslim American cop from Yemen.

Robert Spencer rounds out his background, noting that Fear, Inc. was funded by Soros’s Center for American Progress and was an attempt to take down Spencer and other giants who speak the truth about Islam, whom Ali labels “Islamophobes.”  Spencer writes that Ali was also a board member of the Muslim Students Association, which is one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s largest front groups in America (here, here, here, here, here, and here).  And as readers might imagine, Ali’s a Jew-hater (here).  That’s always part of the package.

But back to Kohn and her shameful shilling.  This pathetic excuse for a deep thinker really ought to visit a country where sharia law is the law of the land.  In fact, a week ago, change.org started a petition urging CNN to send Sally to one such country to live for a week without bodyguards.  The petition, which as of this writing has over 11,000 signatures, states:

A lot of right-wing nazi bigots are saying Sally Kohn is an idiot for showing support for Sharia Law, especially considering that she is a gay woman. As progressives, we know both Sharia Law and Muslims are tolerant and very LGBTQ friendly.

In order to show how LGBTQ friendly the Sharia, and it's practitioners, are, Sally Kohn should spend a week’s holiday proudly displaying her homosexuality in Raqqa/Riyadh or any other place where Sharia is the law of the land, without guards of course, to show how safe, and how pro LGBTQ these practitioners of Sharia Law are.

The top comment on the petition reads: “Great idea!! Show your tolerance, Sally! Prove these silly right-wingers wrong. You go girl!:)”

We’re waiting, Sally.  Summer’s over.  I’m sure you could get a great fare to your overseas destination.

Hat tips: The Blaze, Mediate, Free Beacon

Recently, CNN commentator Sally Kohn – who is Jewish by birth and also a lesbian – sent out a tweet that equated “progressive Muslims” (whoever they are) with sharia, putting a positive spin on her 140-characters-or-less pro-sharia message.  It seems she received a bit of flack for it, and I’m proud to have been among the flackers (here).

Now she’s digging in as only a Jewish lesbian leftist advocating for sharia can.  On Thursday, CNN published an editorial she wrote where she lectured all of us ignorant, fear-mongering right-wing Islamophobes on the truth about sharia.  According to her fabricated construct, it’s impossible to identify one single interpretation of what sharia is.  (Except you pretty much can.  Scholars do, and it isn’t pretty.)

Meanwhile, no drivel of this sort would be complete without a reference to “nuance,” and Sally doesn’t disappoint, stating that people who are critical of sharia often miss nuances, “assuming for example that those who practice Sharia believe adulterers should be stoned and gay people thrown off roofs.”

Getting a little nervous there, Sally?  Wondering if Mr. and Mrs. Muslim might want to throw you off a roof or cheer on those who would?  (Don’t worry, dear – there are a lot of subtleties involved, or nuances, as you say.  Not all homosexuals are thrown from rooftops.  Some are hung.  And as you are aware, some are gunned down in nightclubs, with likely more to come because of idiots like you who are doing the bidding for the enemy.)

Kohn twists herself into ignorant knots as she makes the case for how adherence to sharia law and being a “progressive Muslim” are not mutually exclusive.  She asserts that sharia takes many forms, from the personal to the spiritual to the political, and that within each form a Muslim can adhere more, or less, strictly.  So in the end, sharia means different things to different people.  (Oh, she just makes it sound so darned great.  And I think her message would be welcomed in a Muslim-majority country where sharia is the law of the land, no?)

Hey, Sally!  There’s something called the truth.  In this case, Islamic law melds the personal, spiritual, political, and military into a single unit that amounts to one thing: supremacism.  As Robert Spencer writes at Jihad Watch:

…Because Sharia originates with the Quran and the Sunnah, it is not optional. Sharia is the legal code ordained by Allah for all mankind. To violate Sharia or not to accept its authority is to commit rebellion against Allah, which Allah’s faithful are required to combat.

There is no separation between the religious and the political in Islam; rather Islam and Sharia constitute a comprehensive means of ordering society at every level….[snip]

…there are few aspects of life that Sharia does not specifically govern. Everything from washing one’s hands to child-rearing to taxation to military policy fall under its dictates. Because Sharia is derivate of the Quran and the Sunnah, it affords some room for interpretation. But upon examination of the Islamic sources…it is apparent that any meaningful application of Sharia is going to look very different from anything resembling a free or open society in the Western sense. The stoning of adulterers, execution of apostates and blasphemers, repression of other religions, and a mandatory hostility toward non-Islamic nations punctuated by regular warfare will be the norm. It seems fair then to classify Islam and its Sharia code as a form of totalitarianism.

But of course Kohn would never consult with Robert Spencer.  Instead, she sought the wisdom (ahem) of Wajahat Ali to support her case.  His bio at Salon notes that he is a contributor at Al Jazeera America, the lead author of Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America and a co-author of a television script about a Muslim American cop from Yemen.

Robert Spencer rounds out his background, noting that Fear, Inc. was funded by Soros’s Center for American Progress and was an attempt to take down Spencer and other giants who speak the truth about Islam, whom Ali labels “Islamophobes.”  Spencer writes that Ali was also a board member of the Muslim Students Association, which is one of the Muslim Brotherhood’s largest front groups in America (here, here, here, here, here, and here).  And as readers might imagine, Ali’s a Jew-hater (here).  That’s always part of the package.

But back to Kohn and her shameful shilling.  This pathetic excuse for a deep thinker really ought to visit a country where sharia law is the law of the land.  In fact, a week ago, change.org started a petition urging CNN to send Sally to one such country to live for a week without bodyguards.  The petition, which as of this writing has over 11,000 signatures, states:

A lot of right-wing nazi bigots are saying Sally Kohn is an idiot for showing support for Sharia Law, especially considering that she is a gay woman. As progressives, we know both Sharia Law and Muslims are tolerant and very LGBTQ friendly.

In order to show how LGBTQ friendly the Sharia, and it's practitioners, are, Sally Kohn should spend a week’s holiday proudly displaying her homosexuality in Raqqa/Riyadh or any other place where Sharia is the law of the land, without guards of course, to show how safe, and how pro LGBTQ these practitioners of Sharia Law are.

The top comment on the petition reads: “Great idea!! Show your tolerance, Sally! Prove these silly right-wingers wrong. You go girl!:)”

We’re waiting, Sally.  Summer’s over.  I’m sure you could get a great fare to your overseas destination.

Hat tips: The Blaze, Mediate, Free Beacon