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Meet Iman Jodeh: Islamist Candidate for Colorado’s House of Representatives

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Meet Iman Jodeh: Islamist Candidate for Colorado’s House of Representatives

 

https://spectator.org/

by AHNAF KALAM

October 16, 2020, 12:08 AM

 

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Residents of Colorado’s House District 41 are concerned with several perennial issues that resurface every election year. The Aurora suburbs are experiencing crumbling transportation infrastructure, increasing cost-of-living expenses, and a massive upsurge in homicide and other violent crime.

Promising to tackle these issues, the district’s Democratic Party candidate Iman Jodeh is running on a progressive platform of criminal justice reform and minimum wage increases. Yet Jodeh’s involvement with an Islamist mosque and her history of pro-Palestinian activism reveals an alternative agenda that stands starkly at odds with her constituents’ values.

Jodeh, who ran unopposed in the primaries, will face off against Republican Bob Andrews for control of the House district, which includes a large portion of the southeast Denver metroplex. According to the Sentinel, Andrews — who is running on a platform of “small government” and “fiscal responsibility” — faces an “uphill battle” to defeat Jodeh after the previous Republican candidate to run for District 41 lost to the Democratic incumbent by 30 points.

Further complicating Andrews’s chances has been an inability to raise money for his campaign. By late September, Jodeh had collected $58,000 in campaign contributions, compared to a mere $4,000 raised by her opponent.

Jodeh should credit her fundraising success to a series of high-level endorsements, such as from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Planned Parenthood Colorado. In September, she was among the speakers selected for the Biden campaign’s “100 Women for Biden” virtual event. But, likely unbeknownst to her progressive supporters, Ms. Jodeh is the spokesperson for the Colorado Muslim Society (CMS), a mosque with a lengthy history of preaching homophobia, misogyny, and intolerance.

In early June, CMS published its guidelines for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a provision that restricted women from attending the mosque until further notice — with no explanation given as to why. This prohibition was subsequently amended days later in an updated posting, but only after this author contacted Jodeh to inquire about the discriminatory policy. She has failed to respond as of this printing.

Jodeh has been the CMS spokesperson for many years, where she represented Muslim clerics such as Karim Abuzaid, the mosque’s senior imam between 2010 and 2014. Among the gratuitous bigotry and extremism regularly espoused by the Salafist cleric, Abuzaid once notably preached to a Denver congregation that fornicators should be flogged and adulterers stoned. In the same sermon, he told worshippers that the AIDS virus is a punishment from Allah for practicing homosexuality. More recently, Abuzaid blamed the coronavirus on homosexuality during a live webinar.

In February 2020, CMS hosted an event by the Muslim Legal Fund of America featuring Palestinian American activist Linda Sarsour, who used her platform to advocate for convicted Al Qaeda operative Syed Fahad Hashmi and express support for Noor Salman, the wife of slain Pulse Nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. Sarsour is a notorious anti-Semite who was ousted from her position as chairwoman of the National Women’s March in 2019 as a result of her inexcusable history of anti-Jewish bigotry.

American Islamists have been quite active in allying with progressive and feminist movements, but, below the surface, the beliefs and doctrines to which they adhere are often incompatible.

Still, Jodeh has succeeded in convincing the press that her apparent fundamentalist beliefs have no bearing on her progressive politics. In a recent interview with Arab News, the congressional candidate attempted to clarify her unique brand of feminism by whitewashing Quranic scripture.

“In Islam, there’s a chapter in the Qur’an called ‘Al-Nisa’ or ‘The Woman.’ There is not a chapter called ‘The Man,’ ” she explained. Yet, Jodeh’s interpretation completely neglected to mention the theological reasons why women, unlike men, require a chapter in the Quran prescribing gender-based rules.

Even in the contemporary West, Islamic scripture may yield grotesque abuses of women’s rights. For instance, a 2011 study from the Tahirih Justice Center found at least 3,000 cases of forced marriage in the U.S. over the preceding two years, with the majority of cases coming from the Muslim community.

 

 

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Ticked@TinselTown

Just like the Scandinavian countries...

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LongKnife

This is how we give them the rope to hang us with. Keep voting more of them in.

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aldojon

i wonder if she is going door to door paying 200 bucks a vote?  If so, it won't matter that her mooslim involvement is different than the constituents.  what could possibly go wrong there?  don't democraps always fulfill their promises timely?  i mean, look at Baltimore!  You can see what democrap representation has done there in Kim Klacik's campaign add.

 

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RedSoloCup
2 hours ago, LongKnife said:

This is how we give them the rope to hang us with. Keep voting more of them in.

Elect a clown, expect a circus.

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