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”


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! – ifContinue reading INCREMENTAL ISLAM 21

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

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”

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””


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