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Fort Lauderdale ISNA Conference Featured Wife- Beating Advocate Jamal Badawi

January 9, 2011

http://www.americansagainsthate.org/press_releases/PR-ISNA_Broward_Conference_4.php

January 8, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Kaufman (info@americansagainsthate.org)

FORT LAUDERDALE ISNA CONFERENCE FEATURES WIFE-BEATING ADVOCATE, JAMAL BADAWI

AMERICANS AGAINST HATE TO PROTEST BADAWI AND ISNA

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) This weekend's conference for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is prominently featuring Jamal Badawi, an author and lecturer who has advocated domestic violence against women.

In his book, Gender Equity in Islam, Badawi states that, if a wife has shown disobedience towards her husband, her husband is permitted to beat her. He calls this a "permissible beating" and says that by taking this action, it can "save the marriage."

He has reiterated these thoughts in speeches he has made and in a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling) he wrote for Islam Online, entitled ‘Wife Beating in Islamic Perspective.'

See AAH Chairman Joe Kaufman's June 2008 FrontPage Magazine article, entitled "The 'Great Mind' of a 'Wife-Beating' Author."

Badawi is currently a national board member of ISNA.

At the ISNA conference, Badawi will be giving three speeches, an opening prayer, and will be involved in a Q and A session.

Americans Against Hate (AAH), the anti-bigotry, terrorism watchdog group, will be protesting Badawi and ISNA today, in Fort Lauderdale from 4:00 pm – 6:00.

Demonstration information:

When: Saturday, January 8, 2011, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Where: Outside the Broward County Convention Center, at the corner of 17th St. and Eisenhower Blvd
Directions: Take I-95 to 595; head east on 595 to US1 (Federal Hwy); head north on US1 about 3 lights to SE 17th St.; make a right and head east towards the beach; end at the corner of 17th St. and Eisenhower Blvd.

AAH encourages protest-goers to bring their American flags. ALL SIGNAGE WILL BE PROVIDED BY AMERICANS AGAINST HATE.

Joe Kaufman is available for interview. E-mail: info@americansagainsthate.org.

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