U.K. cleric: Rape is impossible within marriage

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    Husbands 'may be made to ask forgiveness ... That should be enough'

    U.K. cleric: Rape is impossible within marriage - World news - Europe - msnbc.com
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    updated 10/14/2010 4:49:05 AM ET 2010-10-14T08:49:05

    LONDON — A leading Muslim cleric has sparked controversy in Britain by claiming that it is impossible for men to rape their wives.

    Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, who is president of the Islamic Sharia Council, told a website that "sex is part of marriage" and suggested that husbands who commit such acts should not be prosecuted.

    Clearly there cannot be any rape within the marriage," he told The Samosa website. "Maybe aggression, maybe indecent activity... Because when they got married, the understanding was that sexual intercourse was part of the marriage, so there cannot be anything against sex in marriage. Of course, if it happened without her desire, that is no good, that is not desirable."

    Sayeed runs Britain's largest network of Islamic sharia courts, The Independent reported.

    Rape within marriage has been illegal in Britain since 1991.

    Read the story, it just keeps getting better :cuckoo:

    Wonder if this will give the left reason to pause in thier rabid support of islam? B/c this is one of the reasons they stand against far right christians.

    Nah, carry on.
     
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    Yeah, that kind of male-centric attitude sucks.....thank goodness we don't have that anymore in our country...tho I remember a time when we did.
     
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    Same, but I never recall it ever being "OK" to rape your wife.
     
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    I do....there was a big deal in the late 60s early 70s (remembering off the top of my head) when the first laws were passed where spouses could even hope to have rapist spouses held legally responsible.
     
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    "marriage rape" is an oxymoron :cool:
     
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    Almost as impossible as it is to remove the willingness to commit violence from Islam. Women, Infidels and other sects, makes no difference.
     
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    Are you saying a husband can't rape his wife?
     
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    Are you actually of the view that no man in the US holds that view? Really?


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    No means no, Rape is still rape.
     
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    Rape in marriage is impossible.

    When married a woman's body belongs to the man to do as he pleases. :cool:
     

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