Nearly 10,000 people have signed a petition requesting CNN's Sally Kohn to spend a week without bodyguards in a country that practices Sharia Law. Last week, Kohn tweeted that some progressive Muslims support Sharia law, prompting the petition.
Hey @realDonaldTrump, many *progressive Muslims* -- the ones we should support in ideological fight against extremism -- believe in Sharia!!— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) August 16, 2016
The full text of the (presumably tongue-in-cheek) petition is as follows:
A lot of right-wing nazi bigots are saying Sally Kohn is an idiot for showing support for Sharia Law, especially considering that she is a gay woman. As progressives, we know both Sharia Law and Muslims are tolerant and very LGBTQ friendly.
In order to show how LGBTQ friendly the Sharia, and it's practitioners, are, Sally Kohn should spend a week's holiday proudly displaying her homosexuality in Raqqa/Riyadh or any other place where Sharia is the law of the land, without guards of course, to show how safe, and how pro LGBTQ these practitioners of Sharia Law are.
Kohn is a lesbian and is in a relationship with a woman. In countries with Sharia Law, homosexuality can be punished with death. Further, in Saudi Arabia, women are not permitted to drive cars and must wear an abaya in public.
Kohn has continued to defend her original tweet.