It's common knowledge that former Congressman Anthony Weiner has had trouble suppressing his sexual appetites but if one of those appetites is the rape of his wife – Huma Abedin – his mother-in-law shouldn't object, according to the standards of a group she endorses.
Saleha Abedin, Weiner's mother-in-law, is not only a leader of the Muslim Sisterhood but she has endorsed the mission of the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC), which includes the acceptance of marital rape. This became apparent when her name appeared on the list of participants of the Islamic Conference for The Islamic Uprising.
Here is a screen shot from the Rabita Trust website that has since been scrubbed. It highlights Saleha's membership with IICWC:
This presents quite the conundrum for the elder Abedin because it would mean that she not only permitted her practicing Muslim daughter to marry a Jew but that Huma's rape at Weiner's hand must be considered acceptable to Saleha as well.
The reason Saleha does not have a problem with the marriage in the first place is almost certainly due to a tactic that Huma is employing. It's called Muruna and it permits the lifting of all prohibitions in Islam if the objective is to further the cause of Islam itself.
Does Muruna sanction a Muslim woman submitting to rape by a Jewish man if he is her husband?
Though difficult to fathom, there is precedent in Islam's holy writ for marital rape. Consider Qur'an 2:223, which says:
Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will...If there is one shining example of having complete control over - and no respect for - one's wife, the right to rape her would be it. Yet, in the wake of the twitter sexting scandal last year, Weiner allegedly said the following about his sexual addictions according to the New York Post:
“My problem is that I have three women I have to convince that I'm cured: Huma, her mother -- and Hillary,” Weiner, 46, told a friend...Why would the former Congressman have to convince his mother-in-law that he's cured of a sex addiction when evidence exists that she condones the rape of her daughter by the Jewish Weiner?
In fact, wouldn't Saleha have the bigger problem under such a scenario?
**UPDATE** Contrary to some of the reaction to this post, we in no way are making the claim that Anthony Weiner is a rapist. The point is that based on Saleha Abedin's connection to the IICWC, which condones marital rape (in much the same way that Planned Parenthood condones abortion), it seems that she would condone such a practice within the marriage between her daughter and Weiner.
Walid Shoebat is a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and author of For God or For Tyranny
Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the upcoming book, Unsung Davids