Iris Stevens recently had a letter published in the Jonesboro Sun. She defended ACT! for America due to a previous letter writer’s criticism of the organization. Please note that she includes documentation after the letter – Burkasrugly
Paul Hiebing’s recent strong criticism of Robert Norvell’s letter regarding Muslim treatment of women was eye-opening.
Mr. Norvell’s letter, written not long after Mother’s Day, illustrated the extreme contrast between our country’s attitude toward women and the treatment of women under Muslim ideology. Norvell made the point that even a country’s economic health is better when women are treated as intelligent, educated, equal members of a society. All Mr. Hiebing could do is disparage Mr. Norvell’s attempts to educate people in this area about the dangers presented by radical Islam, something that the national media, with its apologist attitude toward a currently politically correct minority, isn’t doing.
Mr. Hiebing began his statement claiming that Norvell’s letter was “apropos of nothing.” Really?! After three radical Islamic attacks in two months in Britain and, since January 2017, over 400 documented terror attacks around the world primarily involving Islamic radicals and resulting in almost 3000 deaths? Even though Mr. Norvell’s letter dealt specifically with the treatment of women, 400 terror attacks are hardly apropos of nothing.
Hiebing, of course, also throws in the ubiquitous “hate speech” label citing the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center, a left-wing organization much loved by the liberal media) that equates the American Nazi Party and KKK with the likes of the American Family Association, Family Research Council, and David Barton. Apparently, according to Mr. Hiebing and the SPLC, imparting factual information equates to hate speech. So much for that First Amendment.
Though Mr. Hiebing apparently assumes that Mr. Norvell and those who attend his organization are ignorant of Islam and its tenets, he might be surprised to realize just how many people among ACT America, a national organization, and this paper’s readership are very familiar both with the texts Muslims consider sacred and the resultant admonitions and requirements for devout Muslims. And it certainly isn’t necessary to be a sophisticated scholar of the Koran, Hadith, or Sira to see how women fare in Muslim majority countries; all it takes is researching topics like honor killings and Female Genital Mutilation. Just this month, Newsweek reported that a possible 100 girls had been subjected to FGM in an Islamic sect located in Michigan. If we attend the Islamic open house here, will we learn about that, Mr. Hiebing?
Perhaps the most disturbing element of Hiebing’s letter was his pressuring the Sun’s editor to censor Mr. Norvell and, by implication, anyone who attempts to educate others about radical Islam. He also makes an unwarranted assumption that Muslims wouldn’t be allowed to share their insights in a letter to the editor. Since Chris Wessel printed Hiebing’s diatribe, I am certain he would print a letter from one of Hiebing’s Muslim friends.
NEARLY 100 GIRLS MAY HAVE HAD GENITALS CUT BY DOCTORS IN MICHIGAN, PROSECUTOR SAYS
BY JANICE WILLIAMS ON 6/8/17
Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem?
by Thomas von der Osten-Sacken and Thomas Uwer
Middle East Quarterly
ISIS tops the 2017 terror charts in new world map which shows 406 extremist strikes across the globe already this year
Southern Poverty Law Center – hate watch