March 20, 2007, - 3:01 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
In today’s Detroit Newsistan, the nation’s only Iranian agent/political columnist, Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi, lectures us infidels on the need to hear a “wake-up call . . . to stand up” against domestic violence. His absurd, hypocritical columns appear thanks to Detroit News Editorial Page Editor and all-around phony, Nolan Finley.
What took Elahi, an extremist and disciple of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, to come to this conclusion? Why it was the rare crime of an infidel husband in Michigan, Stephen Grant, who murdered and then dismembered his wife.
But while Elahi is concerned about the crimes of infidel males against women, he’s none too concerned about the far more frequent crimes of violence his co-religionists practice against women, with the complete sanction of Islam. For example, Khalil Chahine, the former head of youth programs at Elahi’s mosque is now in prison for honor-killing a Christian Arab, Paul Hallis, for daring to get engaged to Chahine’s Muslim former girlfriend.
While Elahi preaches to us Infidels about the need for “piety, modesty and intellect [in marriage]. . . before the glitter of worldly attractions,” one of the largest donors and most prominent donors to his mosque, Talal Chahine (Khalil’s father) had an illegitimate daughter out-of-wedlock allegedly while he was still married to one of his wives. He’s left the woman and the kid with nothing, while he lives a life of luxury in Lebanon, after fleeing federal charges of funding Hezbollah and tax evasion to the tune of over $20 million.
Then, there is Imam Elahi’s own association with violence. He is a tight associate of Hezbollah spiritual leader, Imam Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah–the man who issued the fatwahs for the attacks by Hezbollah on our Marines and Embassy in Beirut (murdering over 300 men and women), the suicide bombings of the Jewish Community Center in Buenes Aires (murdering almost 100), and the bombing of the Khobar Towers. For those multiple acts of mass-murder, Elahi has no such concern or condemnations as the single murder of Stephen Grant’s wife.
And finally, there is Elahi’s claim that:
We need more reasonable, gender-neutral laws in dealing with divorce cases. If you don’t like to live with you [sic] wife or husband, separate with respect and fairness, not taunts and selfishness.
Ironically, Elahi is not calling for these “gender-neutral” laws of “respect and fairness” in Islam, whose gender-specific laws–allowing divorce only with the husband’s permission, and requiring several male witnesses to prosecute a rape of a woman–he thinks are just fine.
Spare us your lectures and feigned concern, Imam Elahi. And look in the mirror.
Pot. Kettle. Black. Elahi. Islam.
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