* Just ‘cultural differences’- nothing to do with Islam, of course! Neither has the fact thatÂ there are women being kept chained up in their homes and girls as young as four or five being forced to wear the Islamic veil all year round anything to do with Islam. What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
Italy: Moroccan arrested in Florence for beating wife and daughter
The man’s 25-year-old wife reported the man to the police last week after a particularly savage beating. The man is also alleged to have refused to send the child to school in case the teachers noticed bruises on her body.
She claims she was forced to marry him at the age of 20 and told police that her husband had stubbed out cigarettes on her arms and legs and on one occasion threw a pan of boiling oil over her, causing burns.
The man had no regular job, drank, and had become increasingly violent, his wife told police.
Italy’s Association of Moroccan Women has repeatedly denounced domestic violence against Muslim women in Italy.
The association’s president, Souad Sbai, earlier this year claimed there were women being kept chained up in their homes and girls as young as four or five being forced to wear the Islamic veil all year round.
“The problem of violence towards women in Italy is dire. Although many seek to hide it, violence towards women is growing at an alarming rate,” Sbai said ahead of a march in the Italian capital Rome last November to protest male violence.
The Rome march was attended by thousands of women and 400 women’s associations from across Italy.
Sbai, who is now an MP for the ruling conservative People of Freedom party, has urged specific policies to protect women’s rights.
The average age of the female victims is falling, according to the Italian official statistics agency ISTAT.Â