Â * No, he was not a Fritzel copycat!
* Didn’t take long…
As horrible and evil asÂ the Fritzel case may be, similar cases are notÂ so unusual in the world of Islam, whereÂ in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute propertyâ€¹either as a child, a wife, or a concubineâ€¹ (Churchill quote)
And he justified his actions based on Islamic law, including beating his wives (Qur’an 4:34), and forbidding them to leave the house, which Muhammad endorsed according to a hadith quoted in the jurisprudence manual ‘Umdat al-Salik (The Reliance of the Traveler):
The husband may forbid his wife to leave the home because of the hadith related by Bayhaqi that the Prophet … said: “It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to allow someone into her husband’s house if he is opposed, or to go out if he is averse” (m10.4).
But many unanswered questions remain. Someone had to know about Mansa Musa Muhummed’s activities; why did they not report him for abusing his wives and children, and for welfare fraud? And why didn’t anyone take him to task for, as some will certainly allege, misunderstanding his religion so terribly?
“Long-awaited trial begins in case of man accused of imprisoning 3 spouses, 19 children,” from SignOnSanDiego,
MURRIETA â€“ A man starved the 19 children under his roof, beat some of them and their mothers and made the youngsters and two of his three so-called wives virtual prisoners in their own home, a prosecutor told jurors Monday as the defendant’s long-delayed trial got under way.
Mansa Musa Muhummed, who was arrested in 1999, faces eight counts of torture â€“ each of which carries a potential life sentence â€“ 11 counts of willful injury to a child, five counts of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse and two counts of false imprisonment.
Marva Boddie, the woman who was legally married to Muhummed under state law â€“ the other two were not â€“ was arrested along with him nine years ago and pleaded guilty in 2000 to one count of willful injury to a child. […]
Muhummed allegedly kept two of his three so-called wives and 19 children â€“ his and theirs â€“ prisoner in their home, torturing seven of them, prosecutor Julie Baldwin told jurors in her opening statement.
“He would beat their feet … to the point where they could hardly stand or walk,” she said.