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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 […]

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by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2021 (Feb. 14, 2021) — [Editor’s Note: Please see previous installments in this series here.] Regarding the whitewashing of Islam in American textbooks, one might wonder how this happens. An organization, the Council on Islamic Education (CIE), basically anointed themselves as the vetters of Islamic textbook material. According to […]

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“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 […]

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Incremental Islam – 5

“NOT ABOUT EQUAL RIGHTS” by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2020 (Aug. 12, 2020) —[Editor’s Note:  See the previous installments of this series here.] 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 […]

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“EXTREME PUNISHMENTS” by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2020 (Jul. 13, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  The previous three articles in this series can be found here.] Our Second Amendment guarantees that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” There are no exclusions; the amendment applies to all ages, […]

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“THE REINS OF POWER” by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2020 (Jun. 14, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  For Parts 1 and 2 of this series, please go here and here.] Our 1st amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, […]

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Incremental Islam – 2

SHOULD MUSLIMS MAKE LAW IN NON-MUSLIM COUNTRIES? by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2020 (May 14, 2020) — [Editor’s Note:  The following is the second installment in a series, with Part 1 here.] The point must be made that these chapters on Islam are not intended to be critical of all Muslims, though they are […]

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Incremental Islam

“NO GOD BUT ALLAH” by Jane Bate and Bryan Hermansdorfer, ©2020 (Apr. 14, 2020) — The following is chapter 1 of a series called “Incremental Islam,” brief lessons on what non-Muslims need to know. Mohammed lived in Saudi Arabia in the 600’s AD as a trader who claimed divine revelation from the angel Gabriel which […]