“I would tell her to be a little bit patient,”
said Omar Abu-Namous, imam of the 96th Street Islamic Cultural Center-reputed to be the most prominent mosque in New York City.
This is usually good advice. Or it would have been okay advise if what Weiner had admitted to at the first embarrassing about-face, merely an impulsive, irretrievable tweet sent to a Seattle woman as a joke (har-har), were true, but as days go by the story grows. Tony-boy has been impulsively tweeting all over the place, with all sorts of women for months, sending pixels a-plenty to every young thing he liked, in the parlance of the social media.
Yes, Huma Abedin, 34 and married less than a year to the wiener, is Muslim ~and preggers, so you can see Anthony Weiner has left his wife a few options, but all of them bad.
Abu-Namous, known as a moderate Muslim, goes on with the advice,
“In our holy book, if you think your wife, or husband, is doing something unacceptable, you start by counseling her.”
Counseling her? OMG, her?!
Oh yes. It did slip my mind for just a small little, teensy bit that women in the Islamic world -even in the world of this supposedly moderate Imam, the famous-Abu Namous, women are always at fault and in need of counseling. Good thing he’s moderate, or they’d be stoning poor Huma for Weiner’s indiscretions.
Oh, and let’s not forget the friendly advice Mrs. Weiner got from her boss and friend Hilary Clinton.