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After Backlash, Sally Kohn Still Thinks Sharia Law is Progressive

Liberal CNN commentator Sally Kohn almost exploded the internet when she called Sharia Law progressive.

Here was my response, after reading the tweet:

Of course, under Sharia law, criticizing Sharia or Muhammad is punishable by death. Thieves get their hands cut off. Adulterers are stoned to death. Child marriage is legal. Female genital mutilation is permitted. A man can beat his wife. Rape convictions require a ridiculous amount of male witnesses. A woman’s testimony in court carries half the weight of a man’s. Women can’t drive cars. Members of the LBGT community are subject to harassment and death.

Remind me… what part of Sharia Law is progressive, Sally?

I wasn’t alone in my outrage. Kohn received tons of backlash on social media following her ignorant comments, but does she regret calling Sharia law progressive? Actually the opposite- she is doubling down on her comments.

According to TheBlaze:

Roughly one week after being heavily criticized for the controversial tweet, Kohn published an editorial on CNN asserting “Trump doesn’t understand what Sharia is.” In the op-ed, the progressive pundit argues “understanding the truth about Islam is the best way to fight extremism within it.”

… Kohn argues: “In short, there is a difference between personal, spiritual Sharia and the political incorporation of Sharia into law. And within both, there are progressive interpretations as well as more fundamentalist conservative interpretations. So the word Sharia doesn’t mean one thing.”

The moral relativism of progressive politics strikes again.

Words have no meaning to liberals. When those pesky facts get in the way, people like Sally Kohn simply bend and twist them to fit the progressive narrative. This is the quality that fills the Democratic Party with professional hypocrites.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with CloutHub.com, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a BlazeTV.com host, Outreach Director with FreedomWorks.org overseeing its Empower.org outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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