Friday, May 31, 2013

Egyptian Muslim cleric explains "wife beating etiquette"

I hope to see a chorus of Muslim scholars come out condemning this one... Domestic abuse is a serious problem.




Ironically, just last night I saw this touching clip of Patrick Stewart (yes, I'm a Star Trek nerd) talking to a fan who was a victim of domestic abuse. He talks about how his work with charitable organizations that deal with the problem is a personal mission for him: he grew up in an abusive household.
 

7 comments:

JohnE said...

Just a wild guess, but I'm guessing the 90% of women who said they want a strong man aren't looking for a man who would beat her for refusing to sleep with him.

Anonymous said...

and when are the women allowed to beat the men? Surely they need to be taught discipline as well. sick, sick, sick

Anonymous said...

It's like something straight out of Borat.

Manny said...

Somehow the age of chivarly passed by these clowns.

C. LaSalle said...

I've never heard a moderate cleric condemn this kind of stone age behavior.

I think these two need a beating or two or three...

erikap said...

Watching this video reminded me of this past election when President Obama and the Democratic party were chanting the ugly lie: "War on women" towards Republicans, Christians, and Catholics. The war on women is in the middle east were women have to accept these beatings, and it is legal in those countries. I am appalled and ashamed that our President,and the Democrats would say war on women is when you cannot give free birth control to a woman.

Lee Gilbert said...

About fifteen years ago we lived in an apartment above what proved to be a succession of three Pakistani Muslim couples. In every case there came a time when we heard the husband beating the wife in the bedroom below ours followed by her plaintive sobbing- in one case very prolonged and heartrending. These women were not English speakers and I was reluctant to call the police for fear of making their lives even more difficult. But that is a decision I greatly regret at this point. For one thing, I doubted that the police would act on this information, since after all I had seen nothing. When I later queried the police, they said they would have acted and that I should have called.