Incremental Islam 22

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,Continue reading “Incremental Islam 22”

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 mostContinue reading “Incremental Islam 20”

Incremental Islam 19

by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2021 (Oct. 11, 2021) — [See previous installments in this series here.] 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 theContinue reading “Incremental Islam 19”


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. KoranContinue reading INCREMENTAL ISLAM 18


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 toContinue reading INCREMENTAL ISLAM 16 (Part 4)”


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.Continue reading INCREMENTAL ISLAM 15 (Part 3)”

Incremental Islam – 6

“THE OVERARCHING GOAL” by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2020 (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 standsContinue reading “Incremental Islam – 6”


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,Continue reading “I AM PROUD OF OUR AMERICAN VALUES”

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!Continue reading “Incremental Islam Part 5: “Not About Equal Rights””