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A local representative in Oklahoma who once called Islam a “cancer” has issued a series of questions – including “Do you beat your wife?” – for Muslim constituents hoping to meet him.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7612051.html

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A local representative in Oklahoma who once called Islam a “cancer” has issued a series of questions – including “Do you beat your wife?” – for Muslim constituents hoping to meet him.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7612051.html

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You think a local representative should be forced to meet with wife beaters?

1st amendment covers that one.
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You think a local representative should be forced to meet with wife beaters?

1st amendment covers that one.
As a wife beater he can refuse them, as a Muslim it's sort of unconstitutional. He can't and shouldn't group the two because what about the atheist or Christian wife beaters?
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I can't understand that type of logic. But Im pretty sure many of the bigots that hang around here do.
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As a wife beater he can refuse them, as a Muslim it's sort of unconstitutional. He can't and shouldn't group the two because what about the atheist or Christian wife beaters?
To be fair his questions were quite reasonable:

The form invites Muslims to clarify whether they would denounce groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah and whether they believed former Muslims should be punished for relinquishing their faith. They were also asked whether they believed the application of Sharia law should extend to non-Muslims.

Why would anyone waste time on people who wouldn't denounces terrorists like Hamas?
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(Original post by joe cooley)
To be fair his questions were quite reasonable:

The form invites Muslims to clarify whether they would denounce groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah and whether they believed former Muslims should be punished for relinquishing their faith. They were also asked whether they believed the application of Sharia law should extend to non-Muslims.

Why would anyone waste time on people who wouldn't denounces terrorists like Hamas?
Okay, fair enough. He made good points there but shouldn't have made the comment about wife beating, it might be a problem in Muslim countries but it isn't really a problem with American muslims
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What a racist idiot. Why are Americans so ignorant?
Muslims aren't a race. Smh.
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Nothing wrong with this at all, he just wants to make sure that they are decent human beings. Would you really want to associate with a possible wife beater?
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Okay, fair enough. He made good points there but shouldn't have made the comment about wife beating, it might be a problem in Muslim countries but it isn't really a problem with American muslims
The problem with sura 4:34 is that it is actually in the perfect, unchangable, universal and timeless Quran, not whether individual Muslims use its facility. Even those Muslims who do not beat their wives accept that others are allowed to (unless they reject that passage of the Quran, in which case they are no longer classed as Muslims by Islam's own standards)

There are always going to be certain types who beat their partners, from all religions and none, but having an infallible and immutable divine manual that specifically gives ahderents permission to beat their wife (under certain circumstances) is a very different matter.
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So white men don't beat their wives?

Americans and they're ignorance.
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Well that's his choice imo
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Well that's his choice imo
Ladbants, he is a local REPRESENTATIVE. He represents all the residents in the area. You can't 'pick and choose' which of your constituents you'd like to represent!
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