Wife beating: the speciality of the Musulmaniacs

Muslim medic in UK: Muslim men “think they have God-given right to beat wives”

* From the “different strokes for different folks” department:

Gee, where could they have gotten that idea? The Telegraph, of course, gives no hint as to the answer to that question. Could it have something to do with this?

“Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them.” — Qur’an 4:34

“Muslim men ‘think they have God-given right to beat wives’, claims female Muslim medic,” by Martin Beckford for the Telegraph, November 7 (thanks to DW)

Fatima Husain, a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, has told how she sees Muslim women coming for treatment with strangle marks around their necks and bruises on their pregnant bumps.She also claimed that problems develop because many followers of Islam are fearful of discussing sex, contraception and infertility.

Dr Husain, who works at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals in Berkshire, told the Muslim News that many women ask to be referred to her specialist clinics because she is a hijab-wearing Muslim, allowing her to discover the true scale of domestic violence in her religious community.

She said: “I’ve seen injuries on some of my patients that I wouldn’t dream would happen to pregnant women.

“I’ve seen strangle marks, finger marks on their necks and bruises on their pregnant abdomens.

“Domestic violence is supposedly equally divided amongst the various groups but I get the impression it is more common in Muslims.

“Some Muslim men think they have a God-given right to be physically violent to their spouses. I see the result of all this when they are admitted as my patients.”…

2 thoughts on “Wife beating: the speciality of the Musulmaniacs”

  1. “Domestic violence is supposedly equally divided amongst the various groups but I get the impression it is more common in Muslims”.

    A correct impression, since it is indeed sanctioned.

  2. I read about this years ago when I was living in Saudi Arabia and have a copy of a document about the treatment of women dictated by some mullah and it makes for pretty awful reading. Unfortunately, I am not at home just now otherwise I would send it to you for your interest.

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