Our amazing Muslim congresswoman is really representing us Muslims so well!
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) this week introduced legislation that would bar any Brunei government official enforcing the nation’s “draconian” penal code from doing business with the U.S.
The Brunei Human Rights Act would prevent any official involved in implementing Brunei’s the laws from traveling to or doing business with the U.S., as well as require reports to Congress on how the penal code affects refugees who have fled the country. The bill would apply the sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which authorizes U.S. government sanctions against human rights violators.
I, for one, am happy that this small Muslim nation will suffer crippling sanctions for having the audacity to implement its religious laws. Good on Sister Ilhan — the Salahaddin of our times — for being at the forefront of this legislation. You go girl!
Out of 535 members of both the House and the Senate, the one with the special honor of introducing this piece of anti-Sharia legislation was Ilhan. Talk about representation!
I wonder why Ilhan got the special honor and not any of the other woke members of her party… Could it be because it would look bad for a woke non-Muslim Democrat to use his privilege and structural racism to bully a small Muslim nation? That would be Islamophobic to the extreme! But not if Ilhan is the one doing it! #opticsWIN
“These laws are anathema to our values as humans, and must be condemned in the strongest possible terms,” Omar said. “The new statutes will violate the human rights of women, children and the LGBTQ+ community. This brutality runs counter to universal values of respect for human rights and freedom for people to worship and love however they choose. The United States has a duty to protect against this blatant disregard for humanity and the violation of basic rights wherever we see them.”
100% agree! These laws, meaning the Sharia, are completely anathema to what Ilhan Omar thinks it means to be human. Anyone who wants to implement these laws is inhuman. In other words, we have to dehumanize those who desire to follow and abide by the Sharia.
The nation’s criminal code, unveiled earlier this year, would impose the death penalty for homosexual sex and adultery. Amid an international outcry, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah announced that the country had imposed a “de facto moratorium” against enforcing the death penalty for such cases, which would continue. However, Omar’s office notes the penal code continues to authorize flogging for women who have abortions and amputations for accused thieves.
See, Sister Ilhan is not solely opposed to the penal code that addresses same-sex acts. She is opposed to Islamic hudud as a whole. Isn’t she soo brave?
“We are grateful to Rep. Omar for her leadership in condemning Brunei’s draconian and horrifying laws that target LGBTQ people, women and children,” said David Stacy, HRC’s Director of Government Affairs. “In the absence of White House leadership on these issues, it is crucially important that Congressional leaders send a clear signal that this sort of persecution will not be tolerated and that the people of the United States are part of the world community in condemning this sort of hate.”
Well, that’s not really fair. Donald Trump’s administration also has some strict policy prescriptions against Muslim countries that implement Sharia. So I guess that is one area where our beloved Sister Ilhan and Donald Trump agree!
Nothing like mutual hatred for Sharia to unite Democrats and Republicans, right Sister Ilhan?
You know what is really inspiring me to be UNAPOLOGETICALLY MUSLIM? This:
Ilhan introduces anti-Sharia bills and then, IN THE SAME WEEK, co-sponsors pro-homosexual, pro-trans bills! It’s unbelievable how much good comes from this woman!
As a Muslim community, let’s do our part by donating our hard-earned money to Ilhan’s re-election fund! I hope ALL our mosques, imams, community leaders, and national organizations will do their part by spreading the news of Ilhan’s courageous anti-Sharia stance! These amazing social justice imams have been so AMAZING promoting Ilhan every chance they get. I hope they don’t suddenly go silent now that Shaykha Ilhan is pushing anti-Sharia bills in Congress.
Get those hashtags ready to roll!
What I am most extra eager to see is how national organizations like ISPU and CAIR, who have long bemoaned anti-Sharia bills in state legislatures, will take this news. If anti-Sharia bills are so bad, according to them, then surely they will oppose Ilhan’s anti-Sharia bill and boycott her, right? Or will they see the light and recognize that anti-Sharia bills are brave and much needed and rally behind their shero Ilhan?
Or maybe they will take the middle ground (Islam is all about the middle way, right?). Maybe they will say that anti-Sharia bills are BAD if white people push them but are GOOD when Somali immigrants push them. That definitely makes the most sense to me.
Time to CELEBRATE with a Drag Queen Dance Party!!!!