* How long will it take for resident sharia advocate shyster Yusuf Irfan to dispute everything in this article and to attack Barney Zwartz for getting it all wrong?
Islamic Apologetics Rule #7734: Anytime Islamic practices garner bad publicity (child marriage, domestic violence, etc.), they must be blamed on “culture.”
SOMEÂ Muslim religious leaders in Victoria are condoning rape within marriage, domestic violence, polygamy, welfare fraud and exploitation of women, according to an explosive report on the training of imams.
Fortunately for us, this little Melbourne hottie is not quite ready to submit, not yet:
SOME Muslim religious leaders in Victoria are condoning rape within marriage, domestic violence, polygamy, welfare fraud and exploitation of women, according to an explosive report on the training of imams.
The report says some imams apply Sharia (Islamic law) when it benefits men but not when it benefits women, and that they hinder police from pursuing domestic violence charges.
Women seeking divorces have also been told by imams that they must leave “with only the clothes on their back” and not seek support or a share of property because they can get welfare payments.
And the report says some imams knowingly perform polygamous marriages, also knowing that the second wife, a de facto under Australian law, can claim Centrelink payments.
The report is based on a study commissioned and funded by the former Howard government and conducted by the Islamic Women’s Welfare Council of Victoria.
It was presented yesterday at a National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies conference at Melbourne University.
It is the result of extensive community consultation, interviews with police, lawyers, court workers and academics, and meetings with and questions to the Victorian Board of Imams.
The board’s role is to provide an Islamic view and religious guidance to the community and represent it to the media. The report claims that the 24-man board ignored or did not directly answer many of the questions.
It says women, community and legal workers and police involved in the consultation were particularly concerned about domestic violence, and suggested that imams aimed to preserve the family at the cost of women.
When cases came to court they were often dropped after family and community elders pressured women to withdraw charges.
The report says some women who were legally separated but not religiously divorced had their husbands enter their houses, demand sexual intercourse and take it by force.
“Workers who have assisted women in this situation said that the advice women received from the imams was that it was “halal” â€” permitted â€” because there was a valid “nikah” â€” marriage,” it says.
The report also cites sexual assault allegations connected with under-age marriages.
It says polygamy is steadily increasing and gaining acceptance among Melbourne Muslims, and Shepparton police report many “de facto” relationships that are really polygamous marriages. […]
And Islamic law is never to blame:
Community members quoted in the report believe that imams’ narrow religious training in an increasingly complex world,Â lack of life experience,Â poor English and lack of understanding of Australia create problems for the community. For example, ill-informed comment by imams drew a wedge between the mainstream and Muslim communities.
The report suggests the Muslim community believes many imams are ill-equipped for the role, which involves much higher expectations in Australia than in predominantly Muslim countries, including marriage counselling, pastoral and spiritual care, marriages and divorces.
“They come from their own little village and culture and say this is what Islam is,” one woman is quoted saying. “They come from a village where there is no running water and electricity, and they bring their dark ideas into this country.”
Meanwhile, one imam is shocked — shocked!
The secretary of the Board of Imams, Sheikh Fehmi Naji El-Imam, said he could not understand how the council could write such a report and denied the complaints “absolutely”. […]
WoJ readers will remember that Sheik Fehmi is Hilali’s stooge, and his views hardly differ at all from the catmeat sheik.
Here’s a link toÂ what sheik Fehmi thinks about clit-cutting:
“You probably don’t need it but women in hot countries do”!!!
Crazy chicks wearing string thongs and little else, are making their way around they cities of Sydney and Melbourne in a defiant show of anti-sharia law.
Apparently the main cause for the show was to try and win back the hordes of men that have switched sides and started batting for the other team. Many women sick and tired of finding all the ‘hot’ guys prefering the company of other hot guys have decided to take action.
Their main spokeswomen, Adriana Laracroftski said in a statement earlier today that “we believe the best way to get our men back is to target their primal instincts by showing off a little booteh” When questioned about the effectiveness of this rather primitive, sexist and perhaps degrading method Ms. Laracroftski simply answered “Whateverie” then mystifyingly muttered “dot com” under her breath.
Depsite getting the attention of many construction workers, wino’s, and pretty much every IT professional in the two CBD’s the parade failed to attract the attention of even one of the estimated 400,000 gay men in the cities.
One of the women in the parade attributed the lack of attention to the fact that “we simply don’t have the equipment down there they are after” she also mentioned there was a general feeling the entire event was mismanaged by Ms. Laracroftski.