How to beat your wife

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by jimnyc, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. jimnyc
    Offline

    jimnyc ...

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,113
    Thanks Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +246
    A Muslim cleric who wrote a book that advised men how to beat up their wives without leaving incriminating marks has been sentenced by a Spanish court.

    Mohamed Kamal Mustafa was given 15 months in jail, which he will not serve as Spanish law suspends sentences of under two years for first offences.

    Mustafa's book, Women in Islam, sparked outrage among women's groups when it was published three years ago.

    In his defence, the imam said he was interpreting passages from the Koran.

    A jury in Barcelona found Mustafa guilty of inciting violence against women, lawyer Jose Luis Bravo told reporters.

    He was also fined euros 2,160 ($2,735).

    Removed

    In his book, Mustafa wrote that in disciplining a disobedient wife: "The blows should be concentrated on the hands and feet using a rod that is thin and light so that it does not leave scars or bruises on the body."

    Mustafa - imam at the mosque in the southern Spanish town of Fuengirola - said he was opposed to violence against women and had been simply interpreting the Koran.

    The book incensed women's groups and, in July 2000, around 90 groups filed a lawsuit in a Barcelona court to have the book withdrawn.

    The book - some 3,000 copies of which had already been distributed - was removed from Islamic cultural centres around Spain.

    Spanish concerns

    The BBC's Katya Adler in Madrid says domestic violence is an issue of growing public concern in Spain, where until just over 25 years ago it was not considered a criminal offence.

    Women's groups across the country were celebrating the sentence, she added.

    Two groups representing Spanish Muslims came forward ahead of the trial distance themselves from the cleric's book, saying that the Koran and other sacred texts condemned violence against women.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3396597.stm
     
  2. Sabir
    Online

    Sabir Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Some one should read the book and give him a beating in the manner he has described it.
     
  3. jimnyc
    Offline

    jimnyc ...

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,113
    Thanks Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +246
    I think the most interesting part is that he claims to have directly interpreted his message from the Qu'ran.
     
  4. janeeng
    Online

    janeeng Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    I think the wives should come up with one better!
     
  5. jimnyc
    Offline

    jimnyc ...

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,113
    Thanks Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +246
    A tribute to 'Mom'

    Thank You Mom For Not Blowing Yourself Up
    By Frank J.

    Mom, you've always been there for me,
    Whether with band-aid in hand or bail money.
    And though that may not seem like some great feat,
    I now appreciate that you never blew up across some street.

    And though it angered me you wouldn�t buy me a sugary cereal,
    At least you never sought revenge against Israel.
    Instead you were there to tuck me in at night,
    Not running out the door strapping on dynamite.

    Though I did once try to goad you
    When I broke a vase and blamed it on a Jew,
    But you were too smart for that
    And knew the culprit was my bat.

    Now I don't remember to call every weekend and take it for granted
    That the plight of the Palestinians never made you murderously disenchanted.
    I just hope that the relationship between us has not corroded,
    So know I love you, Mom, and am glad you're not exploded.
     
  6. tim_duncan2000
    Offline

    tim_duncan2000 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Messages:
    694
    Thanks Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +66
    What a sick bastard.
     
  7. William Joyce
    Offline

    William Joyce Chemotherapy for PC

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    9,693
    Thanks Received:
    1,135
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Location:
    Caucasiastan
    Ratings:
    +1,349
    Jim, you are apparently not appreciating the joys of diversity. You see, all cultures have something wonderful to contribute to our lovely melting pot in America. All cultures are equal. Some just like to beat their wives and cut off their little girls' private parts.
     
  8. rtwngAvngr
    Offline

    rtwngAvngr Guest

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    15,755
    Thanks Received:
    511
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +511
    All ideas should be allowed and publishable. Acting on those ideas is where crimes come in. Thoughts should never be made illegal.
     
  9. the truth hurts
    Online

    the truth hurts Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    I agree to an extent.

    Correction: Female circumcision (mutilation, I call it) is not an Islamic trait, nor is it in any reliable Islamic text. This not part of Islam.
    Nor is wife beating.
     
  10. jimnyc
    Offline

    jimnyc ...

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,113
    Thanks Received:
    244
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings:
    +246
    There are FAR too many muslim men that beat their wives. The entire way women are treated is despicable. These men are a bunch of scumbags.
     

Share This Page