Skip to comments.Muslim cleric: Some wives need to be beaten
Posted on 09/03/2004 1:06:27 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
In his sermon broadcast on Qatar TV, a Muslim cleric claims some wives, due to their nature, must be beaten.
The cleric's Aug. 27 message to the faithful was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute TV Monitor Project, or MEMRI TV. The video of the sermon can be viewed on MEMRI's website.
"We must know that [wife] beating is a punishment in Islamic religious law," the cleric stated. "No one should deny this because this was permitted by the Creator of Man, and because when you purchase an electric appliance or a car you get instructions a catalogue, explaining how to use it. The Creator of Man has sent down this book [the Quran] in order to show man which ways he must choose."
The speaker claims the non-Muslim world is ignorant of the truth about wife beating.
"We shouldn't be ashamed before the nations of the world who are still in their days of ignorance, to admit that these [beatings] are part of our religious law," he said. "We must remind the ignorant from among the Islamic Nation who followed the [West] that those [Westerners] acknowledge the wondrous nature of this verse," he said, noting that there are three types of women "with whom life is impossible without beatings."
He continued: "In America, 6 million women are beaten by their husbands every year. These are their own official statistics. Four-thousand to six-thousand women die as a result of their husbands' beatings. London police, every year, answer 100,000 phone calls and complaints of attacks against wives. In France, their slogan is, 'Beat the wife morning, noon and night, and don't ask her why she knows the reason.'"
The cleric then defends the practice but qualifies his approval, saying Islam forbids beating anyone, even animals, on the face.
Claiming women naturally want to be controlled by men, the cleric declared, "Allah has created woman, whether Muslim or infidel, so she is happy under a strong man who will protect her and lives with her."
Concluding his message, the preacher explains to his listeners the three types of women who must be beaten:
"[The Koran says:] 'and beat them.' This verse is of a wondrous nature. There are three types of women with whom a man cannot live unless he carries a rod on his shoulder. The first type is a girl who was brought up this way. Her parents ask her to go to school and she doesn't they beat her. 'Eat' 'I don't want to' they beat her. So she became accustomed to beatings; she was brought up that way. We pray Allah will help her husband later. He will only get along with her if he practices wife beating.
"The second type is a woman who is condescending toward her husband and ignores him. With her, too, only a rod will help. The third type is a twisted woman who will not obey her husband unless he oppresses her, beats her, uses force against her, and overpowers her with his voice."
I didn't know John Kerry had a Muslim chaplain.
I bet his wife would clean his clock if he tried...then cut off his allowance.
Some Muslim clerics deserve to be beaten. Then there are the problem cases, who deserve quite a bit worse.
Ah, yes...good point. Pity. I don't know that I'd go so far as to say Teresa needs a beating, but if John put her over his knee every now and then and spanked her, it might do her a world of good.
When I see something like this, I'm reminded of a very old Eddy Murphy bit. Go to sleep baby.
The cleric should be careful. He's one slice away from being a woman.
Yeah... Gotta beat 'em ever onst ta tha wile. Jist wen dey kneed hit, doh.
Damn, she's looking a lot better... Heh heh heh...
So, now we know one of the prophets Christ was referring to when he said that false prophets will rise.
Clue, name begins with an M.
Oh Dear God, did you have to post THAT???
Thank you, HappyDog. I'm permanently blind now. ;)
The more you beat them the better they be.
From Alex Baldwin's "Kim Bassinger Owner Manual" or a Pre-Civil War poem. It's one of those, I can't tell which.
Either way, such behavior is confined to primitives or has long passed as far as being acceptable.
If a woman is deserving of a beating, she's far more deserving of leaving. There are plenty of other women left waiting to emotionally abuse a man. Why be selfish, share yourself...
Is it true that NOW is going to start a UN protected coven in Saudi Arabia with Barbra Strisand lined up as a guest speaker, and Whitney Houston coming in to teach Muslim women all about The Ten Sefirot of the Kabbalah?
I didn't know John Kerry had a Muslim chaplain.
Doesn't matter. Kerry would never, ever beat Edwards... and the saucy little tramp knows it, too! :)
Oh, yeah...forgot about those two.
Why does Kerry allow this?
On the other hand, it's commonly known that if wife-tickling is done on a regular basis, most of these other wife-problems will work out for themselves.