September 27, 2006, - 3:06 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Imagine if the shallow “Desperate Housewives” were a liberal Jew, a liberal Christian (who hates evangelicals)–both airheads–and their ostensibly modern Muslim buddy who attacks “fundamentalist Christians,” compares the Holocaust “with a century of Palestinian misery,” and calls Jews “arrogant” and Christians “smug.” Imagine if they gaze in admiration as she says these things.
Then they all put it in a moral equivalency book.
Three wealthy chicks–all vapid–bring us a silly book comparing the “Religion of Peace” with two of the major religions that are victims of it. Since none of the three qualifies, apparently, for the 72 virgins job, “Let’s all bake cookies and get along.”
Meet “The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew–Three Women Search for Understanding.” (Even the Oprah Book Club is more appealing.) If this is faith, count me among the unfaithful.
USA Today, predictably, celebrates these Three Stoogette’s of Rodney Kingdom in a mega-slobber story, complete with jumped quotes of all three of these Yaya Sisterhood members attacking the Pope for Pope Jihad.
These three self-anointed Charlie’s Angels of “peace” set out to write a children’s book but ended up with Mein BS.
Ranya Idliby says she uses this book of pap to further her claim that the alleged media portrayal of the extremists who dominate Islam is not accurate:
“How dare you! Don’t tell me that is Islam.”
Uh, That. Is. Islam. I just dared.
“Nowhere in the Quran does it say, ‘Kill and you will be rewarded.’”
Lady, ever read the Hadiths? Ever hear the sermons? Ever learn at the madrassahs (Oops, you’re a woman, so you can’t learn there)?
Again, That. Is. Islam.
Through the Faith Club Idliby says she has found a way to speak out about “plurality, diversity and flexibility among Muslim believers.”
What Islam is that? Islam on Mars?
This woman is not a good representative of the contemporary Islamic woman in America, since Islam has moved farther and farther to the right and more and more Islamic women–even in America–wear the hijab and even the niqab/burqa. This woman is uncovered.
Sorry, we’re also not impressed when the gushing liberal Christian chick uses the Yiddish word “mishegoss” [craziness] to describe “the worst fears and misconceptions and ugliest stereotypes” she had about Islam, that she has now abandoned.
The only mishegoss here is the written and spoken psychobabble put out by these women.
“Can’t we all just get along?” Don’t look for the answer in a book by three real-life Desperate Housewives. Look for it in Pope Jihad, Cartoon Jihad, Koran Jihad, etc., etc., etc., ad absurdum.
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