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Ah...where do I start with Irshad Manji? Lets start with the general statement that Manji has no credibility whatsoever, she's yet another anti-Arab, anti-Muslim fraudster on the zionist payroll. Thats the cliffnote version.
Manji is the original rent-a-reformer who shot to fame after 9/11, publishing a pathetic, sophomoric, polemical screed against the Islamic world. She's been rolling in the benjamins ever since, and knows what to say and when to say it for maximum effect($7000 per appearance last I heard).
Manji breaks down very quickly when placed in a neutral setting where she can't BS her way around the tough questions. Her debacle on Democracy Now with Asad Abu-Khalil is proof of this. Thats why you won't see her debating anyone, pretty funny considering how she claims there is no debate in Muslim circles.
But Manji is much, much more then just another sloppy sycophant. She is NOT a Muslim, nor has she ever been a Muslim. She comes from an Ismaili family, and even by their standards is not a follower of their doctrine. Their kalima is different. They don’t pray five times a day. 98% don’t fast during Ramadan and they don’t have the 2.5% zakat system. They offer alms only to Ismailis and their causes and they don’t go on Haj. Manji is very shady about this aspect of her background, I remember reading an interview where she flat out lied by saying theat Ismailis are merely an "entrepreneurial class." Even more laughable is her referral to herself as a "refusenik" or calling for ijtihad without even understanding a word of the Arabic language. Who wouldn't want "scholars" like these?
But it wasn't always like this. Before 9/11, the most extensive exposure Manji got was by fainting during the weather report. She was never a spiritual person, with zero interest in religion, scarred by abuse from a dysfuctional family. 9/11 happens, and all a sudden she's ready to "reform" Islam and take on the big bad Muslims. Not only that, Manji is a hardcore zionist thanks to her judeofascist lesbian "partner." But the plot thickens even more, Manji supports the war against Iraq and and pretty much anything her judeofascist benefactors do. Even our good friend T-Fat(a former collaborator of hers) can't stand the lying brown hedgehog(she makes more money then he does).
With self-righteous arrogance and the goofy smirk on that hideous mug of hers, Manji will continue to make her living through idiots, malicious and ignorant at the behest of the usual suspects. Not that she has any shame, principles or character to do otherwise, but trust us Irshad, we know you're a good shabbos goy, who'll be promptly discarded once you've outlived your usefulness.
Is that Norma Khoury I hear in the background?
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