Cleric: If he beats her the beatings should not be hard so that they do not leave a mark. He can beat her with a short rod. He must avoid beating her in the face or in places on the head where it hurts. The beatings should be on the body and should not come one right after the other. These are all choices made during the process. But beatings are allowed only as a last resort. The honoring of the wife in Islam is also evident in the fact that the punishment of beating is permissible in one case only: when she refuses to sleep with him because where else could the husband go? He wants her, but she refuses. He should begin with admonishments and threats.
Interviewer: Allow me to repeat this: A man cannot beat his wife over food or drink. Beatings are permitted only in the case of what the husband cannot do without.
Despite our university’s emphasis on multiculturalism it is becoming evident that not all cultures are equal. I hope that, despite our past differences, we can all agree that a culture condoning the beating of women, for whatever reason, is an inferior culture. This should lead to the inevitable conclusion that extremist Islamic cultures are inferior to ones based on the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Thank you for your time and thank you for watching the video. I hope you will post the link at your earliest convenience. I also trust you will not enter into the conspiracy of silence that allows savages to abuse innocent women while hiding behind the veil of peaceful religion.
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