Bill Maher faces new type of Islamist- Outwardly Secular, but Muslim Patriot

Who is this secular Muslim? Here is her background, borrowed from Wikipedia.

Rula Jebreal is an Arab-Israeli journalist who was once a commentator for MSNBC.

Jebreal was born in Haifa, Israel, and grew up in East Jerusalem where her father was an imam and groundskeeper at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Her mother killed herself when she was 5. She and her sister Rania were put into the Dar El-Tifel orphanage by their father in 1978, until 1991.

She was educated in the orphanage, and then received a scholarship from the Italian government to study medicine at the University of Bologna, where she graduated with a degree in physiotherapy. She worked as a physiotherapist while she went back to the University of Bologna and earned her masters in Journalism and Political Science.

9 comments for “Bill Maher faces new type of Islamist- Outwardly Secular, but Muslim Patriot

  1. Jan
    November 22, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    She did seem a bit unhinged.

  2. Najwa
    November 22, 2014 at 5:48 AM

    She is not a Muslim unless she put the hijab, the main important requirement in Islam for females in whatever section of Islam she claimed she is from. She has to be covered from head to toe for men so they don’t get aroused by you as a female and commit sins to God. What a twisted stupid religion.I feel liberated the day I left Islam. Islamic teaching degrade female.

    • Meh
      November 26, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      Why are you judging her faith based on her appearance alone? There are Muslim women who don’t wear the clothing which you described, yet at the same time, practice their faith.
      Islam is not the monolithic religion where everyone practices the same thing even dress codes. Not all ‘sections’ of Islam requires women to wear head to toe. It depends in what Islam are you referring to. The ‘Islam’ you had learned from is different from other Muslim’s ‘Islam’ because the religious interpretation varies. You cannot simplify what Islam is based on your experience alone.
      Based on your post alone, it seems that you are referring to orthodox Islam where male authorities and hadith interpretations have the main authority in the religious rules which this type of ‘Islam’ is problematic towards women.

      • Imad Jaffar
        January 1, 2017 at 5:40 PM

        You said “not all ‘sections’ of Islam requires women to wear head to toe.” Are you denying that there is such a thing as a dress code for women in Islam? And that it isn’t optional, or a matter of personal choice? Merely pointing to insignificant variances (such as whether she can show her eyes or not, whether she can show her arm above wrist or not) within the local or sectional implementations of this dress code does not resolve the conflict between the religion and western liberal values. Where is held in highest regard such a things as personal choice in personal matters. You know pursuit of happiness and all that.

        The onerous mandatory dress code has created inertia in Islamic societies against Women’s liberties from time immemorial, that brings women back to “their place” time and time again. In my less than half century on earth, I have witnessed this phenomenon twice. As soon as women start rising out of the harems, shedding the niqab, the hijab, the burqa — yes, they do have different names for the same monstrosity, how diverse of them mashaallah — highly motivated pious correctionists start crawling out from whatever prayer rug they hide under and start exerting pressure (including violence) to reverse the trend. Because this such a fundamental thing in Islam, the basis is too easy to point to and defend, and the individual’s land claim in paradise is at stake, there is little to no resistance. “Yes, they are right” say the majority, and let the mullahs win the day. This is the mechanism that has allowed this medieval throwback of a practice to still exists today. I guess you have to be a “reformed” muslim to appreciate this. Unfortunately most of us just get slaughtered before you can hear from us — but I digress, that is a topic on Islamic regressiveness better left for another day.

  3. Bajjar Pasha
    November 22, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Islam is NOT a religion of hate. All muslims don’t hate. Islam is a way of life. Muslims only practice their way of life that includes actions and a belief system that non-Muslims ‘infidels’ consider criminal, barbaric and ‘medieval’. Islam is a perfect virus designed by a brilliant programmer, that traps, infects and multiplies!

    • Hameed
      May 4, 2016 at 5:19 PM

      What are you killing and persecuting Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, officially??

    • Imad Jaffar
      January 1, 2017 at 5:48 PM

      What does a religion of hate look like?

  4. Mark
    November 22, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    She’s just a bald-faced liar. “Can you be gay in Gaza?” “Yes you can”

    I guess the end of that sentence is “before they stone you to death”

  5. July 12, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    i know Bill Maher’s her, he likes Ayan Hersi as his hero…he claps for her..

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