According to Rush Limbaugh, “Muslim women” like Huma Abedin (NY city mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s wife) “don’t have any power” . . . and so “Weiner can get away with anything.” Limbaugh is quoted in a story by Noah Rothman on Mediaite.com as having made the comment during his radio talk show this week.
Limbaugh was explaining why Weiner was able to get away with his philandering – “sexting” various women while a congressman and even after resigning from congress. Weiner is currently in an uphill fight for NY city mayor and the scandal has made his chances of winning practically nil.
The problem is Limbaugh’s presumptuousness in knowing Huma Abedin and her character. Not all Muslim women are subservient to their husbands, especially Muslim women who live in the U. S. and are U. S. citizens. (For Limbaugh’s edification, there are Muslim Shiites and Muslim Sunnis, two highly differing sects with respect to women and their rights.) It is also very probable that Huma Abedin was absolutely unaware of her husband’s wrong-doing given the fact that it was all in the form of text messaging.
And so Limbaugh once more lives up to his name – rushing to conclusions.