The Professor Who Sharia’ed Bill Clinton


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Al-Hibri appears to transmute the rhetoric of Islamism into sweet music to progressive ears, and her associations only reinforce that image. She served on the advisory board of Alamoudi’s American Muslim Council, defended it in print against accusations of extremism and made joint appearances with Alamoudi even after his statements in support of terrorism.

In 1995 she even testified at a congressional hearing against the Comprehensive Anti-Terrorism Act’s ability to cut off funds to terrorist groups, because, “it gives the President the ability to designate, with no effective recourse, certain groups as terrorist”. The America Muslim Council, whose national advisory board Al-Hibri sat on, had reason to fear that portion of the act. Some years later the AMC would be caught encouraging donations to the Holy Land Foundation and the Global Relief Foundation, both charities affiliated with terrorists.

In the early days of 2001, Al-Hibri traveled to the Afghan border and criticized the Western press for “sensationalizing” Taliban atrocities and using them “as an opportunity to attack Islam”. After the attacks of September 11, she cautioned against bombing Al-Qaeda and Taliban targets during Ramadan. And that same year she defended Wahhabism as part of Islam’s “religious diversity” and its “marketplace of ideas”.

Al-Hibri appeared at an ISNA panel two months ago to call on Obama to stand up for Muslims against their American critics. And her insistence that no Muslim country practices true Sharia law appears to echo a familiar Islamist slogan.  When the Archbishop of Canterbury endorsed bringing Sharia to the UK, Al-Hibri gave an approving quote. Last year at the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association, she called for a “a council of scholars” to serve as a central authority on Islam for the United States.

Azizah Al-Hibri’s feminist credentials rest heavily on Karamah, an organization of Muslim women lawyers, primarily funded by her brother Ibrahim El-Hibri and nephew Fuad El-Hibri’s “El-Hibri Charitable Foundation”. The El-Hibri clan are a curious footnote in the War on Terror. Ibrahim El-Hibri had made a fortune doing business with Saudi Arabia. His company dominates the manufacture of the anthrax vaccine and suspicions have been raised by the Wall Street Journal about leaks from their company into the hands of terrorists. Regardless of all that, there is something ironic in Azizah Al-Hibri’s feminist organization being funded by her brother’s charitable trust with a board of trustees that includes two male members of the family, but not her.

Another donor to Karamah was Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of the famously progressive Saudi royal family. A kingdom well known for promoting feminism and women’s rights, which no doubt in between banning women from driving cars and distributing such feminist tracts as “Women Who Deserve To Go To Hell” funds organizations that empower women. Rather than organizations that put a faux feminist face on the Islamic repression of women.

Yet the oddest moment in Al-Hibri’s career of promoting Islamic law in the United States may have come when before Clinton’s impeachment proceedings, she actually wrote an article discussing how a sitting President of the United States might be tried under Islamic law.

“Had the President been testifying in an Islamic court, he would not have been placed in this terrible predicament in the first instance,” Al-Hibri wrote. As an added bonus, to Bill, she added that under Islamic law, it would be his accusers “would be punished for committing the crime of qathf”. In a further reminder of the Islamic commitment to freedom of speech; “Others who violated his privacy and broadcast his behavior are guilty and, if not repentant, are punishable.” We can only guess if this involved stoning Matt Drudge.

Al-Hibri went on to point out that four witnesses to the crime were lacking. The same law that makes it so easy for gang rapists to accuse their victim of adultery, while leaving her helpless to defend against the charges. Then she wrote, “Coming from a religious background, the President may have understood the religious significance of penetration and hence avoided it.” Clearly Bill Clinton wasn’t just the nation’s first Black president. He was also its first Muslim president.

At no point in this surreal article did Al-Hibri acknowledge that adultery is a crime punishable by death or vicious corporal punishment in much of the Muslim world. Instead she used a congressional investigation into presidential malfeasance to misrepresent Islamic law, which lashes or stones adulterers to death, as a more liberal code.

What can such a woman offer to the cause of international religious freedom? Only Obama and Bill know.

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  • geez

    No surprise here. Birds of a feather, Obama and Azizah Yahia Muhammad Toufiq al-Hibri, both love Islam and hate America, now they want to rewrite and pervert history.

    • Ruth Burleson

      Can't wait until Obama is voted "out of office." How could we have ever elected him is a question in my mind.

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    A muslim takes care of his own. From within!

  • kafir4life

    I have a question for Ms. Azizah al-Hib. It's come to my understanding from listening to islamic "scholars", and authentic muslims that have been muslims since birth, as well as the words of "reverts" that have returned to the natural religion of islam, that it's a gutter cult invented by a murdering madman named mohamat, and that the "muslims", or followers of the pedophile mohamat seek to emulate that piece of sub-human filth to the point that there is nothing redeeming about islam nor its adherants, and follow a terror guide that was shat from the anal orfice of said mohamat as a result of intestinal distress following sex with and a meal of his favorite pig. Are you one of them, "muslims"?

  • http://www.facebook.com/al-kidya al Kidya

    kafir4life, I thought your question for the professor was well thought out, straight to the point and highly intelligent. LMAO

    Birds of a feather…Obama and Al-Hibri

    • Jim

      I'm waiting for the answer to the gentleman's question, earlier. I also have one for my friends on Christ. If Jesus was walking among us today he would have so much technology at his fingertips to spread his word. Does anybody think he could change the minds and hearts of these extremists? Outside of a miricle?

    • Jim

      I'm waiting for the answer to the gentleman's question, earlier. I also have one for my friends in Christ. If Jesus was walking among us today he would have so much technology at his fingertips to spread his word. Does anybody think he could change the minds and hearts of these extremists? Outside of a miricle?

  • Asher

    Yes, Birds of a feather flock together…You gotta wonder if all the Leftists will actually like being tried under Sharia….This won't be pretty!

  • ze-ev ben jehudah

    Is not the name of the president of the United States:Barack Hussein Oama???
    Well then I rest my case.

    • trickyblain

      No, his name is not "Barack Hussein Oama."

      Fail.

      • kafir4life

        What tricky was trying to say was that you had a typo, which happens to lots of people. What he meant to say was "His name is Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, aka The One, aka Messiah, aka Mr. One Term".

        Right, trickster? You were very, very clever with the "Fail" tho'. Congrats!! You've doing your "internets" well!!

  • jacob

    TO ALL LIBERALS, GAYS, LESBIANS, ETC,.

    Does any of you have any idea how would you fare if SHAARIA ever becomes the
    law of the land ????

    JUST THINK ABOUT IT…..!!!

    And as to OBAMA's choice for appointment to this "Commission" on religious issues
    I wonder whether he has another niche for the GREAT MAN he consideres MAD DOG
    "MINISTER" LOUIS FARRAKHAN TO BE…!!!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Gays and lesbians didn't fare well under the Soviet Union either. Didn't stop plenty of gay leftists from pushing Communism anyway.

      You're assuming a standard of rational behavior that isn't there.

  • tagalog

    I'd like to hear the reasoning behind the contention that paying the "weregelt" in criminal law is more just and moral than the impersonal system of justice in the West.

    I'd also like to hear the reasoning behind the apparent fact that discrimination against women in the Muslim world, allegedly intended to protect inexperienced young women, continues when the inexperienced young women have age and experience.

    • ajnn

      ‘weregilt’ is a universal practice in less-advanced societies. It represents ‘rule of men’ over ‘rule of law’ and can be arbitrary and traumatic to the victim’s family.

      Importantly, the amount paid by the killer is determined by the status of the victim. This means that it typically costs less to kill a poor man than a wealthy one. In addition, a wealthy man can pay the weregilt but a poor man might be unable to do so and, therefore, be declared an ‘outlaw’ and required to leave his home, family, and community as a hunted man.

      ‘Murder’ in this system is reserved for a ‘secret killing’. If the killer admits his actions in a timely fashion then it is a ‘killing’ and he is entitled to pay the fine. The point here is that, applying modern vocabulary, murder is a capital offense and killing is a misdemeanor similar to ‘manslaughter’.

      The difference between ‘murder’ and ‘killing’ is not the intention of the killer (pre-meditated or accidental) but by whether he (i) admits to his actions soon after the killing and (ii) has the money to pay the fine.

      The American system is much more about whether a killing was intentional or an accident. We do not punish accidents the same way we punish intentional crimes. We have a ‘shame culture’ and muslim law is consistent with the less-advanced ‘honor culture’ model.

  • kblink45

    I am not a Muslim scholar, but didn't Thomas Jefferson declare war on the Barbary pirates, who couched the legitimacy of their trade in Islamic law, that to plunder from and enslave an infidel is God's will?

    • http://www.facebook.com/al-kidya al Kidya

      Thomas Jefferson did declare war on the Barbary pirates, yes.
      That is the reason he had a Qur'an. He studied Islam with a fervor so that he would have a better understanding of his enemy.

    • kafir4life

      Yes. In fact the terror guide that Sheik Ellison used for his swearing in was form the Jefferson library. It's the one Jefferson used to learn about his enemies (and ours).

  • sedoanman

    Re: "the Koran inspired Thomas Jefferson and the Founders"

    She should not be appointed to anything; she should be fired because academic freedom does not mean freedom to misrepresent, to distort, or to talk nonsense.

    • tgbrowning

      Sorry, but academic freedom does mean freedom to talk nonsense. How could you think otherwise?
      :)

  • Karl

    Political bedfellows bunk together!

  • RobHoey

    just another example of how her appointment represents the prisoner worshiping his captor. we aren't prisoners yet, but the choice is ours. they appease islam in the hopes of being eaten last.

  • Adheeb

    President Obama is not a Muslim but he does deserve honorary membership.

    • Jim

      He's Not? Prove it!

    • Lydia

      In the muslim relegion, children follow the father's relegion, irrelevant to what the mother's relegion is!!! Any muslim man can marry a non-muslim woman; meaning any jewish orf christian woman; i.e. (what they call from the people of the books); in arabic "ahl el kitab"; my point is his father is "Hussein" a muslim; draw your conclusion!! And what does honorary membership mean?!! Absolutely nothing!!!

      • Domus Canus

        Brava! Enough with the twisting of words, the guy walks like a duck-therefore he is one. That aside, he has run the mighty US into the ground with his demented left wing policies and it is the hard working American taxpayer who must foot the bill. Get rid of this narcissist: pronto.

  • Neils60

    Unfortunately, this appointee fits in very nicely to this administration's thinking and actions. Expect a lot more of the same, when the president is most likely re-elected in 2012.

  • Niku

    Call me naive, but I can't believe that such a person exists. I have other things to do with my time, but now I have to try to find some of her writings to see if she may have been badly misrepresented. Okay, she might be insane, but the article doesn't touch upon that possibility. I just have to see if any sane person could actually say such things. Of course, there is the possibility that she just likes to provoke people. I can well remember some of my teenage utterances and acts that were only intended to stir up and shock my elders. Some of the things that I used to say on the bus….

    • Lydia

      ALL TEENAGES LANGUAGE AND ACTS ARE REBELLION!!! And teenagers do not hold important posts in governments!!!

  • AntiSharia

    Putting a Muslim on a commission for religious freedom is like putting a Nazi on a commission on how to deal with Antisemitism.

    • trs6800

      Or like putting Libya on the Human Rights Commission, or Syria, or any of the others that have recently graced the commission with their enlightened presence.

  • Celestine

    Where does Obama come up these spectacularly bad appointments? Appointing a muslim as our representative to a commission on international religious freedom is one of the stupidest presidential appointments ever. As a matter of doctrine, muslims don't believe in religious freedom. You either convert to islam or you are killed, enslaved, or classified as a dhimmi subject to special taxes and discrimination. How exactly will a devout muslim move us toward international religious freedom? This could be a Saturday Night Live skit, were it not so troublesome. We are governed by a fool leading the foolish.

    • Lydia

      He hides behind the fact that "THIS IS AMERICA"!!! I heard him say it on some occasion; meaning liberty of speech, thinking etc.etc.; but holding an important, or strategic post to convince or change people's minds is way different!!!

    • flyonthewall

      and two muslims are heading up our National Security. He only has a year and a half to get more muslims in office and enough brought to our country to vote and keep them in.Then they can sing

      gottcha.

  • Harold J. Harris

    Could this whole business be a hoax? I've been aware for some time that there were people like her in the world, in places like Cairo and Damascus, but I had never before heard of one in this country. Is it known who actually made the recommendation to Obama of her appointment? if there really is such an appointment, wouldn't the RNC and everry knowledgable Republican, beginning with Peter King, at this very moment deluging the media with news of it and denouncing it in every poisslbe D.C/ venue?

    Harold J. Harris

    • tgbrowning

      I agree. Why is this not being pursued by Senators and Representatives?

      Browning>>>

      • sharpsrifle

        Because the Republicans are the dhimmis to the 'rats' treason. The 'rats were pro-Communist during the Cold War, pro-segregation during Jim Crow, pro-Confederate during the Civil War, and are pro-mohammedan now.

        The Republicans?

        Weaklings, wusses and cowards. They talk a big game, but never act. It's up to the people to remove both the evil and the weak from power…and bring them appropriate justice.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Compared to some of the people that Obama has appointed, this isn't so bad. Go look at the article on Rashad Hussain
      http://frontpagemag.com/2010/02/18/rashad-hussain

      Al-Hibri has a calculated image as a reformer, a feminist and a moderate. It's not as if she's a member of Al-Qaeda. There's not much to deluge the media with. No more so than with so many appointees who have ties to organizations like CAIR, AMC, ISNA, etc. None of these people should be getting through the gate, but they are.

      We're in an era where the man in the White House was mentored by men who approve of Hamas. Where the Attorney General has a history of intervening on behalf of terrorists. And you think this is the worst?

  • tgbrowning

    I'm curious. I hear a lot of criticism of Obama's appointment. Is there nothing that can be done to CHANGE it?

    Browning>>>

  • LindaRivera

    Appointing this woman is anti-America and anti-Free World. Islam doesn't believe in human rights. Obama appointing this woman makes a mockery of human rights. Islam seeks the destruction of civilization and Muslim conquest of America and the world.

    As a Muslim, President Obama continuously seizes every opportunity to strengthen and empower Islam in America and globally.

    Obama: "My Muslim Faith" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGdkqfBICw

  • dawning

    Only one thing to remember here ..EVERY MUSLIM WANTS EVERY NON MUSLIM DEAD!

  • just took a Mohamed

    ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES> Sure laugh at those of us that KNOW obama is muzlim, acts muzlim, talks muzlim, walks muzlim while you deny it. His church was just a front for an extreme muzlim branch of islam.
    Now we all pay because stupid blacks, hispanics and woman thought they would get something from rich whitey. Go willingly into your slavery and sexual servitude.

  • zsqpwxxeh

    In the name of Allah, etc., etc.:

    O Azizah al-Hibri! Where is your al-Hijab? Your immodesty condemns you to the fiery pit of Hawiyah (see Sura 101).

  • http://conservativestates.com Truth Detector

    It doesn't surprise me that Azizah Yahia al-Hibri is a Muslim that loves Shariah. Muslim women also enjoy evil. Shariah allows depraved Muslim male sex perverts to legally rape underage little girls after forced marriages; stone women to death; legally chop off clitorises of little girls as they scream for mercy; chop off hands, feet, and gouge out eyes of petty thieves; hang homosexuals and lesbians by the neck until dead, or cut off their heads with a sword; murder apostates all because they don't wish to be associated to criminal acitivity of Islam like that mentioned above; lash underage little girls who try to escape depraved Muslim sex perverts who are raped after forced marriages; and much more crime by the Crime Syndicate of Islam.

  • FriendofGaryCooper

    Thanks to Daniel Greenfield for this article. The fact that Obama has appointed Aziza Al-Hibri, a dangerous Islamic fanatic, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom should indicate to American Jews who still support Obama that he is no
    friend of theirs, or of Israel, or Judaism. (U.S. Commission on International
    Religious Freedom? A joke, right?) What powers does this commission have?
    Since Obama is using it to advance the Islamic agenda; it should be dismantled, if possible.

  • lechatboote

    This is out right lies. Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of the quran to find out what the Muslims were up to. When he read it he told the soldiers to go out and kill them all. He understood that it was kill or be killed that the muslims had NO INTENT on being peaceful or assimilating. They don't know either.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Wasn't Azizah miss Muslim 2001, I just didn't recognize her without her
    death robe and head tent. She is showing to much face, she may be
    beaten and possibly buried alive when she gets back to Islamoland,
    a real shovel ready job by Obama………………………………………William

  • William

    Hey,

    This is President Barack Hussein Obama II Barry Soetoro.

    This is just another in a long string of bad ideas.

    Did you expect anything else from him?

  • Sheila

    I had to stop reading after the first paragraph. Jefferson based our laws on the Koran? Jefferson read the Koran (as did I) to better know what type of barbarians this young country was up against.

    I just finished reading The Islamic Antichrist by Joel Richardson. Many have stated a belief that Obama is the antichrist and, after reading this book, I believe it as well. Obama's Muslim roots and beliefs show through clearly, as does is attempt to ruin this country.

    • Foolster41

      I think you need to read that paragraph again, the article makes no such claim, only that a SHEIK claims this.

      "Jefferson based our laws on the Koran? Jefferson read the Koran (as did I) to better know what type of barbarians this young country was up against. "
      You are correct.

  • Silverio Facundo

    How very strange. If Islamic law is a higher standard than American law, and since American law is derived from Islam, I would expect grandiose islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran or Somalia to have also a higher standard than the USA, in quality of living, in scientific achievements, in cultural advancement, in education and academic institutions, in "human rights" behavior, in religious tolerance, in business and comercial development, and so forth. So how come hundreds of thousands flock from these illuminated islamic countries to the US and so very little Americans immigrate to these paradisiacal destinations? Am I missing something?

  • Ed Garland

    The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. – Albert Einstein

  • ObamaYoMoma

    First of all, anyone who has studied the evolution of Islam knows that Islam isn’t a true faith-based religion but instead a very draconian and violent form of totalitarianism far closer to Communism than it is to any religion, as like Communism, Islam seeks world domination, and the end result of Islam exactly like Communism is totalitarianism, poverty, despair, hopelessness, hunger, and lots and lots of misery.

    For instance, what faith-based religions similarly require all adherents to submit totally to the will of Allah and in essence become his slave, while at the same time also punishing blasphemy and apostasy under the pain of death? The answer is none of them. Similarly, what faith-based religions divides the world between believers and unbelievers and then applies one set of laws, rules, and ethics for believers and a completely different set of laws, rules, and ethics for unbelievers? The answer is none of them. Indeed, what faith-based religions like Islam considers unbelievers to be subhumans and sanctions and regulates slavery? The answer is none of them.

    Hence, the notion that Islam is a Religion of Peace™, much less a faith-based religion on par with other faith-based religions is utterly absurd. Islam is a supremacist theo-political totalitarian ideology that poses as being a religion for the express purpose of deceiving the societies it intends to subjugate via the imposition of Sharia, and as such not only is it impossible for Islam to ever be reformed, but it also should be outlawed and banned in the West and all Muslim immigration should be reversed ASAP.

    Indeed, name just one country anywhere in the world where mass Muslim immigration has occurred and where the Muslims haven’t either taken over via the imposition of Sharia as what recently happened in Lebanon, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Ivory Coast, and soon to be Turkey, or otherwise aren’t trying to take over via the imposition of Sharia like in countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, Chad, Sudan, etc. In addition, name just one Muslim majority country anywhere in the world where Christians and other non-Muslim unbelievers living in that country aren’t violently oppressed and systematically persecuted when not outright slaughtered altogether, and where they are free to build new religious houses of worship and to practice their religions openly?

  • Whitedove

    All I can say is :Lord Come Quickly"

  • 1389AD

    She hasn't been the only Muslimah exerting undue influence on the Clintons.

    Huma Weiner is the other one. Her mother is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

    See:
    http://1389blog.com/category/politics/clinton/wei

  • malbark

    It’s unfortunate that Mr. Greenfield got it all wrong!!! It’s obvious that it is stemming from deeply seated hatred against Islam and Muslims. His statements imply that he think highly of the American court system and arrogantly defying common sense when he argues against a better and more effective system to resolve conflicts.

    • Fred Lurk

      Because you Muslims are a threat to democracy and decency.

  • don’tworry

    why don’t you just leave muslims alone. muslims have existed since time immemorial and nobody thought they were harmful until the world began to poke their noses, insulting their prophet.