BLOWING SMOKE: Limbaugh rushes to conclusions, brands Muslim women as subservient to husbands


Rush Limbaugh - Smoker

Rush Linbaugh – Blowing Smoke

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 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.

About Julius Willis

A former Philippines newspaper publisher and businessman, Julius resettled in California, USA, where he simultaneously worked as an instructional and technical writer and engineering department manager and taught college for 26 years. Now retired, he serves as a member of the Alameda County Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee. He also served as a member of the City of Hayward's General Plan Task Force and the city's Planning, Personnel, Citizens Advisory, and Community Services commissions.
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