Yay diversity! Gee...wonder what "the party of women's rights" as they call themselves think if this? I'd guess they don't care because they already know this goes on. Surely something can be done about this. Deportation maybe?

 

A clip unveiled by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) this week shows Michigan-based Shiite Imam Bassem al-Sheraa “educating” students on the role of “wife-beating.”

According to the video, the imam tells the class at the Az-Zahraa Islamic Center in Detroit that when the Quran references such a physical act toward one’s wife, it is a "beating" that should be conducted without causing pain or any red markings; but as a reminder to the woman that she “misbehaved in cases when words (of admonishment) do not make her change her ways.”

“It is just like when your child reaches to touch the electrical socket or a fire, what do you do? You go like that,” Sheraa explained. “It is just like when your child picks up something dangerous and is about to eat it. You hit his hand like that as a reminder. That is what ‘beating’ means.”

The video was uploaded to the Az-Zahraa Islamic Center’s YouTube channel on May 27, 2019.

Sheraa and the Al-Zahraa Islamic Center did not respond to a request for comment.

It’s not the first time that Sheraa’s words have become a source of controversy.

In late January, he also came under fire for what many deemed an “anti-Semitic” lecture uploaded to YouTube in which he claimed that Jews have distorted sacred texts and sanctioned the killing of prophets, MEMRI noted.

“He accused the Jews of employing tricks and fraud in matters of religion and morality, and of amassing gold and spreading usury,” the report continued, underscoring that Jews have used their “peculiar philosophy” to attain power and control the modern banking system, and that Jewish women have long founded and managed “dens of female iniquity” and ran European brothels.

A MEMRI analyst told Fox News that the apparent firebrand “spiritual leader” Sheraa immigrated to the U.S. from Iraq, but it is unclear when and is the founder of the Scholarly Najaf Hawza in Northern America – Michigan. He also refers to himself as Hujjat al-Islam wal-Muslimin, which means a Shiite source of authority.

“Most Shiite Muslims in America oppose the Iranian regime, especially Iranians, but pro-regime figures hold the leadership positions,” added Ryan Mauro, director of the Clarion Intelligence Network which monitors extremism. “It is important for videos like this to be preserved for research purposes.”

"Verbal Lynching is the political tool used today by dems to silence debate on critical issues."

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Religious extremists are the problem:

https://www.washingtonpost.com...m_term=.3da2eb6d0f58

Standing at the front of the All Scripture Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., Pastor Grayson Fritts had the rapt attention of his congregation. It was June 2, the first Sunday of Pride Month, and Fritts had planned a timely sermon.

For roughly an hour, Fritts, who is also a detective with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, railed against members of the LGBTQ community –– referring to them as “sodomites,” “freaks” and “animals” –– and called on the government to carry out the proper punishment for the “capital crime.”

“They are worthy of death,” he declared in a video originally released by the church that was later shared on social media.

The sermon, which was reported this week by the Knoxville News Sentinel, has since prompted fierce condemnation from elected officials, members of the public and advocacy organizations. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen has announced that her office will review all pending cases involving Fritts, who spent 30 years as a detective. In a statement to The Washington Post, Allen added that although no one has made any allegations against Fritts, a prosecutor will also be assigned to receive complaints about his past cases.

“I find this speech personally offensive and reprehensible,” Allen said. “As District Attorney, my constitutional obligation is to protect the integrity of the justice system.”

In a Wednesday statement to the News Sentinel, Sheriff Tom Spangler said Fritts was no longer on active duty, noting that the detective had put in a request earlier this month to take a county buyout offer. Fritts is on paid sick leave until the offer takes effect July 19, Spangler said.

“I want to be very clear that it is my responsibility to ensure equal protection to ALL citizens of Knox County, Tennessee under the law, my oath and the United States Constitution without discrimination or hesitation,” he said. “Rest assured that I have and will continue to do so.”

Fritts and the church could not be reached for comment.

By late Thursday, video of the June 2 service had been removed from the church’s Facebook and YouTube pages. However, portions of the fiery sermon, during which Fritts yelled and pounded his fist against a lectern, were edited into a nearly six-minute-long clip shared to social media by the Tennessee Holler, a liberal news site.

“I’m sick of sodomy getting crammed down our throats,” Fritts said at one point in the video, drawing attention to Taylor Swift’s recent effortsto fight anti-LGBTQ bills going through Tennessee’s state legislature.

“It’s infecting our culture, people,” he continued, later insisting that American culture had changed but the Bible isn’t “outdated.”

Fritts argued that the Bible demands that gays be put to death. And throughout the sermon, he spoke passionately about how it is the responsibility of the government to enforce those supposed teachings, not individual Christians — unless they are also police officers.

“God has instilled the power of civil government to send the police in 2019 out to the LGBT freaks and arrest them and have a trial for them, and if they are convicted, then they are to be put to death,” he said, earning approving murmurs from the crowd. Fritts later added that the “Bible says that sentence should be carried out speedily.”

These days, Fritts said it would be easy to spot a member of the LGBTQ community. They’re in grocery stores and your neighborhood Lowe’s being “flamboyant” and “walking around like a bunch of Twinkies,” he said. And then, there are the Pride parades.

“Man, hey call the riot team, we got a bunch of them,” Fritts said. “We have a bunch of them we’re going to get convicted because they have all their pride junk on, and they’re professing what they are, that they’re a filthy animal.”

One week later, LGBTQ people appeared to still be on Fritts’s mind as he dedicated another hour to delivering a sermon titled, “Sodomite Reprobates,” which he kicked off by griping about people “trying to mischaracterize our stance on homosexuals.”

“What I believe about homosexuals is straight from the word of God,” he said last Sunday.

On Wednesday, Fritts defended himself to reporters and during a service he led at the church that was livestreamed.

Fritts told WVLT his personal beliefs did not affect how he acted on the job. The pastor was awarded detective of the month in 2017, the News Sentinel reported.

“If I worked at the Burger King and somebody from the LGBT community came in and they ordered a hamburger, I would make them a hamburger because that was what my job would be,” he said. “Even if I felt differently towards that person and felt exactly what I feel and believe, I would still do my job.”

Inside the church, however, Fritts’s response to the blowback was less measured as he raged against other Baptist pastors who needed to “grow a spine” and “stand up just like I’m standing up.”

“The world looks at it and they’re like, ‘Oh, there’s Pastor Fritts. There’s that lone wolf . . . that one guy, that one Baptist pastor that’s just a lunatic, that’s just crazy,'” he said. “Guess what, there’s a lot of people that believe exactly like I believe.”

The problem now, Fritts said, is that all his “Baptist brethren have put their heads in the sand” because they don’t want to deal with the widespread criticism he’s facing.

“They’re weak, they’re spineless, and you know what, if the Bible says it, you need to say it. You need to preach it,” he said as people in the crowd could be heard saying “Amen” and “That’s right.”

But his words did little to quell the outrage as many continued to accuse him of “inciting violence” against the LGBTQ community and labeled him a “bigot.”

On Wednesday, WVLT reported that a small rainbow flag was left near the church with a note that read: “Dear Pastor Fritts, I don’t know what happened to you, but I am so sorry. Love, Thy Neighbor.”

On Thursday, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero (D) and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs (R) all denounced the June 2 sermon.

“This Knox County Sheriff’s detective is preaching about murdering LGBTQ people,” Cooper tweeted. “There is no ambiguity. There is no confusion. He is suggesting the execution of our friends and neighbors.”

In a statement, Rogero said she was outraged by Fritts’s “inflammatory statements,” which " cast a negative light on our community.”

“Fritts’ statements raise concerns locally and nationally about protecting LGBTQ+ rights and equality,” she said.

Jacobs described the comments as “extremely vile and reprehensible.”

“I strongly condemn threats of or calls for violence,” he told WVLT. “On an official level, I have the utmost confidence that Sheriff Spangler along with District Attorney Allen will handle this issue in a professional and appropriate manner.”

While preaching on Wednesday, Fritts denied “calling anybody to arms.”

“I’m not calling anybody in here to arms,” he said. “I’m not calling anybody here to violence. I’m saying it’s the government’s responsibility is what I said.”

Naio...your point? One has nothing to do with the other. We are free to criticize and speak against Fritts...and you dems speak out against ALL Christians all the time...but no one is allowed to criticize the mosque leader. If they do they are told it is a "cultural thing" and they are "Islamphobes" for saying anything...and I'd even bet you and the rest of your crowd has complained about me even posting about him.  So...please try to stay on subject. 

I don't like religious extremist whether they are muslim, christian, etc. But since this is the bible belt christians are more likely to face criticism if their words don't line up with their actions, get it?  Nothing on earth that man has created is above criticism.  

Jutu posted:

Naio...your point? One has nothing to do with the other. We are free to criticize and speak against Fritts...and you dems speak out against ALL Christians all the time...but no one is allowed to criticize the mosque leader. If they do they are told it is a "cultural thing" and they are "Islamphobes" for saying anything...and I'd even bet you and the rest of your crowd has complained about me even posting about him.  So...please try to stay on subject. 

Aren't you an atheist , Best?

Jack Hammer posted:
There's nothing wrong with the self preservation mode of adapting 
a Islamophobe attitude. It's no different than making a point to never
pick up a snake, nothing racist about it.

 

In this country "self-preservation" only applies to one group people. The rest of us know this.  The arguments are always based on lies like:

Sharia Law! Socialism! Democrats are baby killers! Invasion! The Natives are savages! Slaves are inferior! We're being persecuted for our combined religious and political idolatry ()!

We see the snakes...

Naio posted:
Jack Hammer posted:
There's nothing wrong with the self preservation mode of adapting 
a Islamophobe attitude. It's no different than making a point to never
pick up a snake, nothing racist about it.

 

In this country "self-preservation" only applies to one group people. The rest of us know this.  The arguments are always based on lies like:

Sharia Law! Socialism! Democrats are baby killers! Invasion! The Natives are savages! Slaves are inferior! We're being persecuted for our combined religious and political idolatry ()!

We see the snakes...

Sharia Law-Being practiced in Muslim run communities all over the US. . They ignore all US laws and "Settle their disputes there....in the Sharia court".

Marriages being arranged for Muslim girls by their fathers and uncles...all over the US

Muslim girls are being mutilated by Muslim doctors in the US with nothing being done to them...isn't that against the US laws?

Democrats ARE baby killers.

We are being invaded.

What natives and what slaves?

Christians ARE being persecuted.

 

Everything about Muslims will tell you they should Not be allowed
anywhere in the Americas. Their perverted culture, life style is too
tenth century extreme and dangerously opposite to our own.
Islam isn't a religion but rather a masked movement for nothing
less than world dominance. Their words not mine.      

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