A book by a senior Indian Islamic scholar that recently prompted international outrage for directing Muslim husbands on how to properly beat and control their wives is on sale at the largest Islamic bookstore in the Washington D.C. area, just a twenty minute drive from the White House, all while the Obama campaign proclaims that Republicans are waging a “war on women”continues to attack Ann Romney for her decision to stay at home and raise her five sons. by promoting pro-life, pro-family policies, and as DCCC media strategist Hilary Rosen.You can also buy Protocols of the Elders of Zion--but I'm sure that comes as no great surprise.
The book in question is “A Gift For the Muslim Couple” by Ashraf Ali Thanvi that directs a Muslim husband “it might be necessary to restrain her [wife] with strength or even threaten her,” adding that he may scold his wife, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”
Thanvi’s book was recently in the news when the Toronto Sun discovered the book being sold at a prominent Islamic bookstore in Toronto, prompting criticism from all corners of Canadian politics and society. The story was picked up elsewhere by the international press.
So will the Obama administration ask its Muslim “interfaith outreach partners” why such a vile volume is being sold across the Potomac River at the Halalco Bookstore and Supermarket in Falls Church, Virginia – just eight miles from the White House? I purchased a copy in the family section of Halalco on a trip to DC two weeks ago, and the book can be found available for purchase on the Halalco website.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
WHOSE "War on Women"? Controversial Muslim Marriage Guide Advising Men to Beat Disobedient Wives for Sale Mere Miles From Obama's White House