ACT for America — an organization that calls itself “the NRA of national security” — has organized the marches, which are set to take place Saturday in 28 cities across the US.
The non-profit is billing the marches as “against sharia law and for human rights.” On Thursday, ACT for America canceled a scheduled march in Arkansas after it learned a partner organization there was white supremacist.
I remember hearing an interview on the radio with a Muslim, a few years ago. (In this article I will address only the Christian community.) What is the rationale behind the ruling?
As the interview began, the host asked the Muslim guest whether he was married. The radio host pressed home the point, saying that the guests first statement was a little misleading, wasnt it? Then, if I recall correctly, the radio host sensed his guests unease and changed the subject. Beyond any doubt, Islam is patriarchal, so a Muslim man must have final control in the relationship.
Perhaps in Muhammads mind no woman could ever convert a Muslim man, if he is a traditionalist.
Today, this is especially true if he comes from a hard line region in an Islamic country or a hard line Muslim family.
He replied that Islam is so open and tolerant that he is married to a Christian. However, the quick-minded interviewer asked him if Islam allows a Jewish man or a Christian man to marry a Muslim woman. This short article from a Muslim website, representing many others, says about religiously mixed marriages: It is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man. For example, Sura says that a husband may hit his wife, but no verse in the Quran says a wife may hit her husbandas if domestic violence in any form is acceptable.
When Iranian American anthropologist Pardis Mahdavi first visited Tehran in the summer of 2000, she expected to encounter the Iran she grew up imagining.
She caught her husband in a compromising position in the middle of the night with their live-in nanny three years ago, and she thought her life couldn't get much worse. "It was a very emotional time," says Roncal, who became severely depressed as her 18-year marriage fell apart.
"I left my job, saw my house go into foreclosure, declared bankruptcy and everything went down the drain." Think a hefty alimony might be a fitting punishment for the pain of her husband's affair? Roncal, a 54-year-old mother of two, wound up paying spousal support of ,500 per month to her ex-husband, who never worked during their marriage and is still without a job. "They don't care about what happens during the marriage." Outside of the court system, where 95 percent of divorces are settled, infidelity can matter a lot. If the parties have signed a prenup: Some prenuptial and postnuptial agreements already consider a possible affair.
So affairs and other disasters of the heart don't matter.
Financial awards usually just come down to formulas.