Hating on Islam: Conveniently brings together TWO Republican platforms

Crossposted at KYBOOMU

Turns out, hating on Islam fits the Republican anti-choice agenda!!  And, of course, their general anti-Muslim agenda.

1) From CNN: Islam Emerges as Key Issue for GOP

2) From TPM: Huckabee Puts Abortion Front And Center In 2012 GOP Presidential Primary

We need to be watching those Muslim and Muslim-Americans closely not only because they may be trying to terrorize us (they aren’t really, these people are).  But also because Muslim-majority countries and Islam, in general, support a woman’s right to choose.

We US peeps – we have so much to learn about the world and ourselves.

From the Twitter feed of Mona Eltahawy today (you have to read from bottom up), dropping some knowledge:

[I’m sorry but I don’t have time right now to transcribe these for people who may not be able to see them.  I will try to get to them soon.  If anyone wants to go ahead and transcribe them in comments, that would be awesome.]

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2 thoughts on “Hating on Islam: Conveniently brings together TWO Republican platforms

  1. Complete with tweetspeak! Thanks for the awesome research.

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    Ms_Hala
    @monaeltahawy @leilalya @sammiejoe
    Islam IS for abortion w/in reason, its also for contraception&prevention, women’ve choice to be pregnant!

    The00GK
    @leilalya @sammiejoe @monaeltahawy
    I’ve never heard any school of thought in Islam condemn abortion. Even the extremists.

    Soumees
    @sammiejoe @monaeltahawy @mi5ahn
    Even some Sunni scholars have that opinion as well (first 4 months/ if mom’s life in danger)

    futzzzz
    @leilalya @sammiejoe @monaeltahawy
    ALL branches of islam dont condemn abortion so long as its within 4 months! I know MANY who’ve had them

    sammiejoe
    @monaeltahawy @mi5ahn #shia
    scholars say abortion is allowed in first 4 months (18 weeks) and/or if the mother’s life is in danger

    monaeltahawy
    FYI for anyone who didn’t know: abortions are not “western” and they are not “eastern”. They happen everywhere and always have.

    monaeltahawy
    @mi5ahn
    What planet do you live on that you think abortions don’t happen in Muslim majority countries? Do u know scholars’ position?

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