I know its a harsh thing to say but lets be dead honest : Asra Nomani is a lying and manipulative Zionist media whore. Quick refresher : Asra Nomani is a failed journalist who has been milking the murder of WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl for the last several years while promoting herself(in no small part thanks to the usual suspects) as a Muslim "reformist." Muslim haters love this woman, as she justifies the flea bitten orientalist caricatures of bearded, misogynist, religiously observant, Muslim males oppressing brave little liberal gals like herself. Before all this, the wild eyed bimbo was a nobody struggling with her multiple failed relationships(zina included) with men while pontificating about Tantric sexual practices. It's like watching a bad SNL skit go on forever.
Both Pearl and Nomani were on assignment In Pakistan when she managed to get herself knocked up and pregnant by some unnamed guy(it's a long shot but I would not be surprised if it was Pearl). Since returning to the U.S. and having the baby, the self-proclaimed "bad girl of Islam" became part of a manufactured cottage industry of "reformist moslems"(95% of whom aren't even Muslim) whose sole purpose was to "change" Islam into a cultural club of inferiority complex ridden liars and sycophants who would not oppose wars of terror and imperialism, instead demonizing all facets of Islamic spirituality and practice. And of course every one of them is a Zionist bootlicker(the number one prerequisite in this line of work) aka Shabbos Goyim. Color me unimpressed.
The red carpet was rolled out for anyone reading from the same old tattered kosher script : Irshad Manji, Waleed Shoebat, Wafa Sultan etc. Interesting how the "radical Muslim reformer" has not said a thing about the Iraq war, the decline of Muslim civil rights(especially the woman) in the West, Zionist terrorism in the Middle East, the AIPAC choke hold on freedom of expression etc. Silence is complicity, folks. Yet she seems to have no problem expressing support for slanderous tripe like the "Jewel of Medina." She has demonstrated time and time again that she doesn't know Islam or live Islam. The perfect pezz dispensing muppet for western state media. Is it at all surprising that Judeofascists like Phylis Chesler are supporting her?
One of the reasons I got into blogging was to take on the rubbish put out by the neocon/RAND supported Nomani and her pro-regressive MWU cohorts back in their "hey day" circa 2004ish. The pro-regressives didn't last as their lies and schemes were exposed one after the other, alhamdulilah. So why post about Nomani now? Well, it turns out she has a "documentary" out on PBS about her "heroic struggle"(aka antics at the Morgantown masjid). Odd considering that PBS no longer hosts religious based programs. It should has been called "the world according to Asra Nomani : 80 ways to throw a post-menopausal tantrum in over the top theatrical fashion." It's a basically a vilification and harassment campaign by this tramp against the Morgantown Masjid for resisting her nonsense. The manufactured attempts to solicit sympathy through straw man arguments, emotional manipulation, intellectual dishonesty are truly pathetic(as her laughable performance at the "Doha Debates" proved). The woman has the charm and wit of a hard chancre. Conveniently left out from the mockumentary are the following simple facts :
Nomani started her "crusade" against the Morgantown masjid not because of issues related to "equal access" but because of her unpopularity and inability to win a position on the masjid's board of directors. Yes, your daddy may have contributed some money to the masjid but that doesn't guarantee you any kind of position, Asra. This isn't a western client regime based on hereditary dictatorship. Go con a Gulf "emir"(preferably the idiot who blew $10 million on a license plate) into marriage to get that sort of argument rolling.
Nomani lies about her ancestry. She is NOT related to Allama Shibli Nomani, a renowned scholar of Islam from India. His family has confirmed this. Sheikh Shibli Nomani completed his education in fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), Usul (Islamic principles), Hadith (traditions of prophet Mohammad), Munazra (comparative religious debate), Maqulat (rational science) and astronomy under illustrious scholars like Maulana Farooq Chiryakoti, Hakim Abdullah Jairajpuri and Maulana Irshad Hussain of Rampur. He was also an ardent anti-colonialist. To put it mildly, he was the complete opposite of the sycophantic slattern pretending to be his descendant(not that that helped the son of Nuh(a.s.)). By the way, I'm a descendant of Adam(a,s,), can I make zina halal?
Woman and men praying separately is based on the Sunnah of the Prophet(s.a.w.), and not some straw man arguments about perceived inequality. Stealing terms from the civil rights movement and throwing them into the ignorant mix to create a draconian portrayal l of Islamic practices is beneath contempt. Remember that fake Jummah for show Nomani and Wadud pulled off? If you're a Hadith rejector, then where did get the specifics of praying salah? Let Sheikh Imran Hosein explain to you :
The reason there is no barrier in Mecca is because of the impossibility of managing millions of people coming and going at different times from multiple gates, and even then men and woman are separated in Salah.
In a soft ball interview at Brandies university, a "liberal" Zionist institution, Nomani refers to Hajar(r.a.) as a single mother. This is untrue and reflects her gross ignorance about Islam. Hajar(r.a.) was the second wife of Ibrahim(a.s.) and the mother of Ismail (a.s.), even Muslim children know this.
Now lets be clear, we all make mistakes, but how many of us use them as badges of honor to shamelessly promote ourselves? Pull agent provocateur tactics by dragging a camera crew into the masjid to intimidate and harass worshipers? Can promiscuous bed hoppers go into a house of worship and make obnoxious demands of the faithful? Can dead beat fathers go into a masjid and demand a place on the board of directors while bragging about their dalliances? Can liquor store owners show up at Jummah and declare that their money is clean? Can those who do not follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah honestly call themselves Muslims? Can I pretend to be a victim because I can't change the religion to my paymasters whims? Of course not. So Ms.Nomani, what made you think you could pull your shenanigans and be not called on them? Because you're a woman? You feminists can't have it both ways, behaving like a dog in heatone instant and then playing damsel in distress when in trouble. Yes I'm going to be judgmental about your promiscious life because you put it out in public(with no shortage of personal attacks on those not on the bandwagon) and it just doesn't pass the stink test. You're a liar, a monumental fraud and an attention seeking whore selling yourself by demonizing a community you were never a part of. You're not some starry eyed persecuted young girl fighting for your rights but a middle aged opportunist exploiting the ignorance and fear of Islam in the West to make a living. Having a soft spot for biryani and baklava doesn't make you a Muslim(her pathetic excuse for parents never taught her the difference between culture and religion). Are there Muslims, both men and woman fighting for our rights? Yes, but you're not one of them and never will be anything more then a bazaari aurat. We know you're bought and paid for, munafiqa.
Further reading :
Top ten pro-regressive Moslem idiots of 2005 #4
Honest Interviews : Asra Nomani
The Irshad Manji-Asra Nomani show
The RAND Doha "debates"