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by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2022

(Jan. 14, 2022) — [Editor’s Note: Read previous installments in this series here.]

Given Congress’s current attempts to criminalize Islamophobia, we will take a brief detour to discuss Ilhan Omar’s H.R. 5665 – Combating International Islamophobia Act, passed by the House along party lines. The corresponding Senate bill, S. 3384, has not yet been voted upon.

There are serious problems with this bill, not the least of which is the fact that the term “Islamophobia” was invented by the Muslim Brotherhood to create/enhance Muslims’ status as “victims.” Add to that that a phobia is an irrational fear of something, and considering the beheadings, amputations, etc. called for by Islamic law, any rational person should be fearful of Islam.

Another quarrel with this bill is that it seeks protection only for Islam, allowing the possibility of slandering all other world religions without redress. Of course, this is just as “the religion of peace” says it should be; “Islam is the final [only accepted] religion that Allah will never abrogate until the last day.” (ROTT w4.5). We have merely to look at the Muslim attacks against Christians in Nigeria, for example, to understand how reprehensible this new bill is!

And, importantly, according to the 2019 FBI statistics on religious hate crimes, 60.3% were anti-Jewish, while only 13.3% were anti-Muslim! What?!!!

Additionally, why is the U.S. State Department policing the entire world to ensure that we all obey the tenets of Islam, which are antithetical to our own Constitutional values of freedom of religion, speech and more?

Lastly, this bill is not an isolated attempt by the U.S. to give sway to Islamic law. Previous efforts include 2011’s UNHCR Res. 16/18 (modeled on Pakistani blasphemy laws and championed by Hillary Clinton) and 2015’s H. Res. 569: “Condemning Violence, Bigotry, and Hateful Rhetoric Towards Muslims in the United States.” Our Senate must vote overwhelmingly for freedom!TAGGED:CongressFreedomIslamophobiaReligious hate crimes


We’ve seen in the previous two installments that women play a very submissive role in Islam, and that is often one of the reasons Muslims seek citizenship in the U.S.

In addition to the points made previously, under Sharia if a female is raped, she may only escape punishment – her own punishment! – if she can produce four male witnesses to the penetration! (ROTT o24.9). Please note that the fact that women must not leave the home without a male guardian along does, unfortunately, help put the responsibility for rape on the woman. Similarly, the dress restrictions for women aim to keep them covered head to toe to avoid tempting males. Sharia puts the pressure on the female, all the while excusing the male for being tempted!

Polygamy is a way of life for many Muslims. Men are allowed up to four wives if they have the means to support those wives. (Interestingly, Muhammad was allowed more than that). Nonie Darwish, a former Muslim, describes the effects of polygamy (and more) on family members and society in her book, Cruel and Usual Punishment. The atmosphere, she says, in a polygamous home is one of disharmony stemming from competition amongst the wives. The children of polygamists grow up amid tension and rivalries. Even a monogamous marriage can be threatened by the knowledge that a man could bring home a second wife! Of course, given polygamy, with relatively few marriageable women left, those men who can neither find a woman nor support one are, understandably, seduced by jihad and its heavenly harem.

For more information, an excellent book is Bill Warner’s The Islamic Doctrine of Women.

Next month, again with the Americans trapped in Afghanistan in mind, we will look into Sharia’s treatment of the non-Muslim.

Incremental Islam 20

Women in Islam

Friday, November 12, 2021

by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2021


(Nov. 12, 2021) — [Editor’s Note: Read the preceding articles in this series here.]

As if we needed more evidence of the lowly status of women in Islam, a well-known hadith narrates that Muhammad said, “I have seen the fires of Hell and most of its residents are ungrateful women.”

As young children, and sometimes even as babies, Muslim girls experience a particularly traumatizing rite of passage known as ‘female genital mutilation.’ FGM, found in ROTT e4.3, is a procedure designed to prohibit arousal and penetration, ensuring that the girl would remain chaste until her wedding day, for which she would be cut open. Some of the horrific results of FGM include: death, infection, pain on urination and menstruation, PTSD and much more. Welcome to the world of Muslim females!

Then, following the example of their prophet, Muhammad (who married his favorite wife, Aisha, when she was six years old, and consummated the marriage when she was nine), girls can be married when they are still children themselves. Not only do they lose their childhood, but they can find themselves pregnant earlier than their bodies can handle it. To add to their burden, their husbands are allowed to beat them! (ROTT m10.12).

Also, Muslim girls are not allowed to marry non-Muslim men, who would likely treat them with far more tenderness and respect than would a Muslim male, given the laws encouraging disrespect to women. The logic behind this is that a woman is to obey her husband, yet a non-Muslim is considered an inferior (“kafir”). On the other hand, Muslim males are free to take non-Muslim wives since: a) the Muslim male is calling the shots; and b) the children of such a marriage must be raised Muslim, thereby expanding the number of Muslims in the world, in the Islamic quest for a global caliphate!

Incremental Islam 19

by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2021

(Oct. 11, 2021) — [See previous installments in this series here.]

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That the status of women is lower than that of men in Islam is undeniable. A case in point is Reliance of the Traveller (ROTT) o4.9: “The indemnity for the death or injury of a woman is one-half the indemnity paid for a man.” Similarly, a woman’s testimony in court is worth half of that of a man: ROTT o24.7. Additionally, a woman is not considered capable of making her own decisions; rather, she must, throughout her life be managed by a male guardian – her father, husband, brother, uncle or son under a prescribed sequence.

And if you imagine that a woman needs merely to walk out her front door to breathe the air of freedom, think again. A husband has the right, according to ROTT m10.4, to forbid his wife to leave the home: “It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to allow someone into her husband’s house if he is opposed, or to go out if he is averse.”

Well, you may think, she could always divorce her husband. Although, if a man desires to divorce a wife, he needs merely to say three times, “I divorce you,” and the deed is done, the following excerpt (ROTT n1.1) illustrates the wife’s lack of rights:

“Divorce is valid from any:

(a) husband;

(b) who is sane;

(c) has reached puberty;

(d) and who voluntarily effects it.”

Until the divorced woman remarries, she retains custody of her young children. Once she remarries though, the custody of those children reverts to the father. The reason given for that is: “…because married life will occupy her with fulfilling the rights of her husband and prevent her from tending the child.”

Next month’s column will further discuss a woman’s lot in life.

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Given the inexcusable act by the Biden administration of leaving Americans and our Afghan allies in Afghanistan, it’s time to take a hard look at Islam’s treatment of women and of non-Muslims to understand what these stranded people could face. This month’s installment will begin a study of the treatment of women under Islam.

Koran 4:34 gives us a flavor of women’s status in Islam: “Allah has made men superior to women because men spend their wealth to support them”….. and it continues, recommending beating the woman if she is disobedient.

Tragically, this inequality begins in childhood with the obligatory female genital mutilation (ROTT e4.3), the purpose of which is to keep girls chaste. FGM, as it is known, results in innumerable problems – many of them lifelong – such as pain when urinating, menstruating, having intercourse and giving birth; infections; shock; PTSD; and even death.

As children, even more threats to a young girl are introduced. Parents, according to the Reliance of the Traveller (ROTT o1.2 (4)), are not subject to retaliation for killing their children or grandchildren. Though the ROTT does not claim that only girls may be killed this way, the lower status of females makes it far more likely that they are most at risk. Sarah and Amina Said are Exhibit A.

Islamic marriages are to be modelled after Muhammad’s marriages, which implies that girls as young as six years old may be forcibly married to a man many times her age. Muhammad famously consummated his marriage to Aisha (whom he married at age six) when she was nine years old. Many of these young bodies can withstand neither intercourse nor pregnancy/delivery. Those who cannot, die in the process. Those who can, lose their childhood as they take on the role of parenthood while still children themselves.


Lest the reader get the impression that CAIR is the only Muslim Brotherhood organization, this installment will introduce you to a few more of the larger and more powerful players in the vast constellation of MB organizations.

Muslim Student Association (MSA), the first national Muslim Brotherhood organization in the U.S., had, by 2017, expanded to over 800 campuses. MSA is very pro-Hamas and pro-sharia, and forms the “farm team,” so to speak, for the rest of the MB organizations.

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is one of the largest MB entities. One of its responsibilities has been to establish partnerships with other religious organizations, largely for the purpose of organizing “Interfaith Dialogues,” aka “Honest Conversations,” which are neither honest, nor conversations, given the fact that Muslims are compelled to lie if that will help to spread Islam. But, since most non-Muslims do not realize that lying is obligatory for the purpose of building sympathy and converts for Islam, Christians and Jews are sitting ducks.

North American Islamic Trust (NAIT): In the 1980’s, FBI special agent, Robert Stauffer, ”headed an investigation of Muslim Brotherhood finances and reportedly discovered that the Islamic Society of North America had received ‘Millions and millions of dollars’ through NAIT which, he says, ‘served as a financial holding company for Muslim Brotherhood-related groups.’” [1] NAIT also plays an ideological role by forcing out moderate imams and replacing them with more radical leaders.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism’s article on “ICNA’S (Islamic Circle of North America) RADICAL READING LIST” sums it all up by quoting the MB’s motto: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

[1] The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch


CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), a prominent organization in the Muslim Brotherhood, was born in 1993 at a surveilled meeting of Hamas supporters in Philadelphia. Omar Ahmad, one of the founders of the new group, told the rest that, “…you send two messages: one to the Americans and one to the Muslims.” Taqiyya in action.

Immediately following 9/11, CAIR members were often seen in the company of President Bush and were called upon to give the Islamic response to the attack. In doing so, they painted Muslims as the victims, effectively silencing any other view. Stealth jihad.

Though considered a Muslim human rights organization, CAIR seems more focused on depriving non-Muslims of the right to speak the truth of Islam as stated in their law book, the Reliance of the Traveller. CAIR has cautioned its members not to cooperate with the police and has achieved the cancellation of well-known speakers such as: former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Anni Cyrus, Robert Spencer, school board members and many others trying to get the truth of Islamic law out to the public. CAIR also attempted to cancel Raymond Ibrahim’s speech at the U.S. Army War College but were unsuccessful.

Here is a notable quote from CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad that may help to understand CAIR/Islam:

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”

Two books that are helpful in understanding CAIR, its history and practices are C.A.I.R. IS HAMAS: How the Federal Government Proved that the Counsel on American Islamic Relations is a Front for Terrorism published by Center for Security Policy Press, and Muslim Mafia by David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry.

Incremental Islam – 6


by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2020

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(Sep. 12, 2020) — In our first five installments of Incremental Islam, we have demonstrated the harsh dissonances between sharia (Islamic law) and the U.S. Constitution. To recap:

The First Amendment contrasts strongly with sharia’s blasphemy laws and the death for apostasy rule;

The Second amendment stands in stark contrast to sharia’s allowance of weapons for only Muslims;

Though our Eighth Amendment guarantees freedom from “cruel and unusual punishments,” Islam calls for beheadings, stonings, amputations and the like;

And, while our Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery and the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed equality under the law, Islamic law permits slavery and lack of equality between: Muslims and non-Muslims; men and women; homosexuals and straight; and apostates and practicing Muslims.

Additionally, since crippling pressure is put on Muslims to place sharia above any manmade system of laws, they will be obligated to vote in such a way as to direct our government towards sharia. So, no matter how westernized and kind they may seem, to put any Muslim in office spells huge trouble for our democratic republic.

In CT and many other states, we do have Muslims holding office, and still others running for positions. The problem is not their “religion,” but rather their political beliefs, all of which flow from the overarching goal of Islam, which is to establish a global caliphate ruled by sharia, where human rights and all sense of equality are, under sharia, ‘legally’ abandoned.

Please share our Incremental Islam columns, as well as these great resources: Islamic Doctrine versus the U.S. Constitution by Stephen Kirby, Sharia Law for Non-Muslims by Bill Warner, and the Reliance of the Traveller.

In these final weeks leading up to the 2020 election, please educate friends and volunteer for, and donate to, great candidates who reflect our founders’ principles. And please pray.


by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2020

(Oct. 13, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  Previous installments in this series can be found here.] 

America has been blessed to be a free nation – without our Constitution, police and military we could never have enjoyed security at home or in the world;

Our country has traditionally enjoyed free speech, one of our indispensable bedrock values which makes us unique in the history of the world;

We have fought against abuses of power by exercising our right to freely assemble and protest peacefully;

Americans have enjoyed an open exchange of ideas without violence or government censorship;

We have been free to practice our chosen religion or no religion at all;

Equal opportunity and the spirit of enterprise create healthy competition;

We are imbued with the spirit of innovation, having invented the light bulb, the automobile, the airplane, and so much more;

America rewards individual achievements and a solid work ethic, stressing self-reliance rather than dependence on a bloated government for sustenance;

Our government was created to be the servant of the people, and individuals participate in shaping our government;

Americans believe in the power of the individual to make his own choices, and in the necessity of his taking responsibility for his own actions;

We welcome people from all countries as new Americans with equal rights, while we also support basic human rights around the world.

The above describes America as she was founded and continued to thrive for generations. In 2020, though, looking back over the past century, we can witness the gradual erosion of this glorious human experiment called America. Caused not only by the infiltration of Islam, but also of communism, socialism and Marxism, the resulting Red-Green Axis has purposefully sought to divide us with the aim of toppling our government. Let us remain vigilant and resolve to maintain a united United States.

Incremental Islam Part 5: “Not About Equal Rights”

Our 13th Amendment abolished slavery in America in 1865.

Sharia: Muslims are encouraged to emulate Muhammad, the “eternal perfect man” who captured slaves in battle; had sex with them and instructed his men to do so.

Slavery is deeply embedded in Islamic law and tradition. Basic human rights are ignored. Only non-Muslims can be slaves.

Quran (33:50) – “O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee.” 

Our 14th Amendment: Right to equal protection and due process of law.

Sharia: Jews, Christians and non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims. Females, apostates, homosexuals and “blasphemers” are all unequal to straight Muslim men.

Muslim women cannot marry outside the faith – some pay with their lives for doing so. Women cannot vote in Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates.

Quran (2:223) – “Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will…” A man has dominion over his wives’ bodies as he does his land.

If a Muslim woman is raped, she must produce four male witnesses, or the case is dropped and the woman may be stoned to death as an adulteress!

Sahih Muslim (4:1039) – “Mohommed’s favorite wife Aisha said:‘You have made us equal to dogs and asses.’

A Muslim cleric says: “The specific task of women in this society is to marry and bear children. They will be discouraged from entering legislative, judicial, or whatever careers which may require decision-making, as women lack the intellectual ability and discerning judgment required for these careers.”

Clearly, Islam is not about equal rights.