Fort Lauderdale ISNA Conference Featured Wife- Beating Advocate Jamal Badawi
January 9, 2011
January 8, 2011
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.
When: Saturday, January 8, 2011, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
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: [email protected].