Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wife beaters set the tone

Mona sends this item. Wife beaters are evrywhere of course. More per capita in the Arab World than in the USA? I am not so sure.

To appreciate the absurdity of what it can mean to be a Muslim woman today you need a few fools Enter stage right: German judge Christa Datz-Winter, whose claim to infamy was her refusal to grant a fast-track divorce to a German Muslim woman who had complained that her husband beat her. The judge said both partners came from a “Moroccan cultural environment in which it is not uncommon for a man to exert a right of corporal punishment over his wife,” and she cited passages in the Qu’ran that she said sanction physical abuse.

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