Ilhan Omar Suggests Sharia Punishment for Critic Who Accuses Her of Muslim Adultery

Rep. Ilhan Omar suggested on Twitter Wednesday that a critic should face Sharia punishment for seeming to accuse her of adultery.

Omar, a Minnesota Democrat and practicing Muslim, had earlier commented on news that President Donald Trump had warned the next two weeks of the coronavirus outbreak would be “very painful” for Americans.

“Subhanallah!” she tweeted, using an Arabic exclamation.

Ilhan Omar

@IlhanMN
Subhanallah! https://twitter.com/axios/status/1245112239373324289 …

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One Twitter user replied by invoking the Quran’s prohibition against “fornication/adultery.”

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Omar took notice, and fired back with a reference to the Muslim holy book’s stance against accusing a woman of unchastity without sufficient evidence. According to Omar, Muslims are commanded to reject such “testimony” and to flog the offender “with eighty stripes” for being “disobedient to Allaah.”

Retawa Agnihotri
@RetwaA
· Apr 1, 2020
Replying to @IlhanMN
“Nor come nigh to fornication/adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils).”

Ilhan Omar

@IlhanMN
“And those who accuse chaste women, and produce not four witnesses, flog them with eighty stripes, and reject their testimony forever. They indeed are the Faasiqoon (liars, rebellious, disobedient to Allaah)”

[al-Noor 24:4].

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Omar earlier this month announced her Islamic and legal marriage to her campaign consultant Tim Mynett, whom she was accused of having an affair with while both she and he were still married to their previous partners. Omar has also been dogged by evidence-based speculation that she previously married her brother to get him a U.S. visa.

Some commentators, including a number of Muslims, criticized Omar for seeming to publicly advocate a primitive form of Islamic justice.

Ilhan Omar

@IlhanMN
· Apr 1, 2020
Replying to @RetwaA
“And those who accuse chaste women, and produce not four witnesses, flog them with eighty stripes, and reject their testimony forever. They indeed are the Faasiqoon (liars, rebellious, disobedient to Allaah)”

[al-Noor 24:4].

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@MaajidNawaz
Seriously Congresswoman? You’re a US lawmaker, considering ISIS & other Islamists have only recently implemented such scripture with horrific results, how appropriate do you think it is for you to be publicly citing this passage advocating lashing other human beings, so publicly?

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