ISNA Responds to Wife Beheading by U.S. Muslim Leader

From: The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report

The Vice-President of the Islamic Society of North America, a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, has written an open letter to the leaders of U.S. Muslim communities in response to the charging of the Chairman of a prominent Islamic cable TV station with the beheading of his wife. The letter, titled “Responding to the killing of Aasiya Hassan,” opens as follows:

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is saddened and shocked by the news of the loss of one of our respected sisters, Aasiya Hassan whose life was taken violently. To God we belong and to Him we return (Qur’an 2:156). We pray that she find peace in God’s infinite Mercy, and our prayers and sympathies are with sister Aasiya’s family. Our prayers are also with the Muslim community of Buffalo who have been devastated by the loss of their beloved sister and the shocking nature of this incident. This is a wake up call to all of us, that violence against women is real and can not be ignored. It must be addressed collectively by every member of our community. Several times each day in America, a woman is abused or assaulted. Domestic violence is a behavior that knows no boundaries of religion, race, ethnicity, or social status. Domestic violence occurs in every community. The Muslim community is not exempt from this issue. We, the Muslim community, need to take a strong stand against domestic violence. Unfortunately, some of us ignore such problems in our community, wanting to think that it does not occur among Muslims or we downgrade its seriousness. I call upon my fellow imams and community leaders to never second-guess a woman who comes to us indicating that she feels her life to be in danger. We should provide support and help to protect the victims of domestic violence by providing for them a safe place and inform them of their rights as well as refer them to social service providers in our areas.

It should be noted that prominent leaders of the global Muslim Brotherhood, including an ISNA leader, have endorsed various forms of corporal punishment for wives. For example, ISNA leader Jamal Badawi wrote about the “gentle tap” that a husband might employ to avoid divorce:

Instead of divorce, the husband may resort to another measure that may save the marriage, at least in some cases. Such a measure is more accurately described as a gentle tap on the body, but NEVER ON THE FACE, making it more of a symbolic measure then a punitive one.

Youssef Qaradawi, perhaps the most important leader of the global Muslim Brotherhood, has said that a husband is forbidden to beat a woman “unless it is necessary.” According to a MEMRI report:

In a Fatwa posted on, Qaradhawi said on the same matter: “It is forbidden to beat the woman, unless it is necessary, and she ‘is in a state of rebellion’ against the husband and flouts him. This is temporary discipline [ta'adib] that is permitted to him according to the Qur’an in exceptional circumstances, when other efforts of admonishing [the wife] have failed and removing her from the bed as Allah said: ‘As to those women on whose part you fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them; but if they return to obedience, seek not against them pretexts (for annoyance): for Allah is Most High, Great (above you all).’[Qur'an 4:34] Despite this permission for the hour of necessity, the Prophet said: ‘The good men from among you do not beat [their wives]

ISNA is one of the organizations comprising the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and has a history of fundamentalism, anti-semitism, and support for terrorism. During the recent Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial, ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator.    

Article printed with permission from The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report.

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  47. Komal

    Its clearly written in Quran to beat wives so Y won't they …. And the point to note is if u "FEAR"… fear can be baseless…It can be anything ….
    Sahih Muslim 2127—[Aisha said:] When it was my turn for Allah's Messenger to spend the night with me, he turned his side, put on his mantle and took off his shoes and placed them near his feet, and spread the corner of his shawl on his bed and then lay down till he thought that I had gone to sleep. He took hold of his mantle slowly and put on the shoes slowly, and opened the door and went out and then closed it lightly. I covered my head, put on my veil and tightened my waist wrapper, and then went out following his steps till he reached Baqi'. He stood there and he stood for a long time. He then lifted his hands three times, and then returned and I also returned. He hastened his steps and I also hastened my steps. He ran and I too ran. He came (to the house) and I also came (to the house). I, however, preceded him and I entered (the house), and as I lay down in the bed, he (the Holy Prophet) entered the (house), and said: Why is it, O 'Aisha, that you are out of breath? I said: There is nothing. He said: Tell me or the Subtle and the Aware would inform me. I said: Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransom for you, and then I told him (the whole story). He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?
    Sahih al-Bukhari 6845—Narrated Aisha: Abu Bakr came to towards me and struck me violently with his fist and said, "You have detained the people because of your necklace." But I remained motionless as if I was dead lest I should awake Allah's Apostle although that hit was very painful.

    Sahih al-Bukhari 5204—Narrated Abdullah bin Zam’a: “The prophet said, ‘None of you should flog his wife as he flogs a slave and then have sexual intercourse with her in the last part of the day.’”

  48. rationalist

    Komal. Pedo Mohammad beat a Aisha who might have been 12 or 13 yrs by then.

  49. focussed

    and yet muslims will try to justify that beating is supposed to be light when their allah’s favorite gay partner “mad mo” caused pain to the child. He plays mind games with a kid and yet muslims will not accept that mad mo was a crazy lunatic.

  50. proudchristian

    It simply amazes me to see how a cult that is so discriminative and racist to blacks yet there are so many black muslims, a cult that is absolutely antiwoman yet so many women prides to be muslims and a cult that downgrades non arabs yet large percentage of muslims are non arabs! One day I read about two muslims both blacks one from Sudan and the other is my countryman. The one from Sudan was complaining about Arabs being discriminative to blacks in such a way that it was practically impossible for a black man to marry an arab girl. He continues to blabber throughout his article that he found that behavior to be racist and un-islamic (wink!). The other guy who is my fellow countryman made a visit to Israel. Being a muslim he was astonished how Jews were highly progressive people who showed no racist behaviours whatsoever in his entire stay in Israel. He also wrote that he paid a visit to his fellow muslims in the West Bank during that stay but what he received from the Arabs was beyond explanation (they spat on him (wink!)). He wrote this article during the Israeli Gaza offensive when muslims were rallying against Israel. While many articles in muslims newspapers in my country were against Israel, I was puzzled to find this one article that potrayed Jews in a positive light from muslims newspapers and why they allowed such article to spring from such antisemite culture.

    My advice to my fellow blacks, women, and non arabs. Islam is not for you folks!

  51. ibrahim

    Islam is not for me nor for anyone who calls himself a human. Ofcourse there are so many brain dead zombies who like to cal themselves as Muhammadan or Muslim. However they are of no consequence, as their mental level is not more than that of ameoba.
    Let us take the example of AMINA, the pride of Heera mandi, look at what she talks. Her misery of a being a lesbian woman in an Islamic society caught in a marriage, is hypernated by the fact that her hero Muhammad is actually a child molester. Her God Allah is actually a pig who survives on shit and muocus. Poor Amina, the lesbian gem of Heera Mandi has lost her mental balance.

    The other factors that influence her retarded mental growth is her upbringing. HEr mother was the victim of a domestic rape and sadly the painful memory of being of bastard child adds to her misery.

    So I ask the Forum members to have sympathy for Amina bai, who's ego is AMIM. She needs our help to deal with the severe crisis that she is undergoing in her life!!!!!!!

  52. focussed

    Finally Amim did confide in you Ibrahim ;-)

  53. Halalpork786

    focussed Says: ;

    Finally Amim did confide in you Ibrahim ;-)

    Fact is AMIM or for that matter any practicing Muslim has same or less IQ than an " amœba. ".

  54. Raisin Head

    I agree. Black and Africans are so dumbed down they dont know white from black anymore. The educational level in America has been so dumbed down even the white children are uneducated. Marxism at Harvard educated President Obama and many others. Marxism didnt work in europe. Capitalism worked and in less than 400 years America has become great. I want to spread my wealth if and to whom I wish not ones the leaders say spread it to. Charity is not being made to give. America has the best medicine and poverty in America is not like poverty anywhere else. Even our homeless have food and a place to sleep. Our poor have heat in winter and air in summer. Food Stamps and free medicine and free education, yet people are told to hate America. Americans are taught to hate themselves, while enjoying the fruits of the labor of Americans. Crazy indeed. I would love to travel to India as i think the people are beautiful. But the idea that all Americans are Xtians and Blacks are African is outrageous.

    I try to show my fellow Black Americans that Islam is not yours. some listen and some love the new outfit and the new do-rags. Until they find out that they must kill the church down the street and blow up a bus of their buddies they grew up with, then they try to reform Islam for the HOOD>(smile) They are being exposed daily. Islam is the religious bully of the world. Once it was Catholics, but since 1500 years ago, it has been and still is Islam with allah the greatest DECEIVER, as found in Sura 3:54. Satan had to brag. No loving god has to brag and condemn an entire race as Allah aka Muhammad the man with a white penis and underarm. Bukhari!

    Note: I hop Amin improves in her mental health.

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