Yusuf Rubs It…

* Wife-beating & beheading is just “domestic violence” on Planet Irf…

Bridges TV: Beyond the Beheading  (FrontPage Magazine)
The American television network had already proven itself to be a fraud long before the founder murdered his wife.

             

Sharia advocate Yusuf discovers “HATE” in all the wrong places, and barks up the wrong tree, as usual…

Tim Blair seems to be the focus of  Yusuf’s affliction:

“Domestic Violence”- that is what Yusuf calls the beheading of  Aasiya Hassan, wife of  Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan, founder and operator of the Islam-da’awa TV-network Bridges TV.  Now here we have a guy (Mo) who’s been beating the shit our of his first 2 wives, and when the third one serves him the divorce papers and a restraining order he goes apeshit and  chops her head off. Not that any of this has anything to do with Islam, of course not, as Yusuf hastens to assure us, because, even Greeks do it!   So yes, we can’t really blame poor Muzzamil for spreading Islam for 25 years, but we should feel sorry for him to make ONE silly mistake and give Islam a bad image! 

Poor Muzzamil, she made him do it!

“Racism” – for Yusuf is not the racism and genocide against black Muslims in Darfur, or the treatment of blacks in  in Arab countries, no: ‘racism’ for Yusuf means critique of Islam, full stop. For any real racism Yusuf is colorblind, on the double. “Hate” for Yusuf, the Islamo-shyster, means simply anyone who rejects the 7th century cult of the meshugga prophet. 

Hate for Yusuf is not that a Muslim soldier, Hasan Akbar, throws a grenade in the tent of his fellow soldiers that kills 4 of them, or a grenade attack against French school-children in Egypt’s busy bazaar. Hate (for Yusuf) is not the beheading of Buddhists in the South of Thailand or of Christians in the Philippines, the suicide bombers in Israel or the burning of churches from Indonesia to Nigeria. Hate for Yusuf is not the Islamic cleric in Australia who calls a fallen Aussie soldier a pig:  Why should we call pig, a hero?  For Yusuf,  HATE applies only to those of us who reject his misogynistic cult of lunatic killers. Because Muselmaniacs are pure and blame-free, they can’t do no wrong because they follow Allah’s religion. There is no blame for rape, murder, thievery, pedophilia or cutting the clitoris out of your daughter before you marry her off when she is 9 years old, because Allah’s religion is oft forgiving and merciful.

So Yusuf goes patronizing, finger-wagging, and while he puts lipstick on his Islamic swine, he becomes the moral guardian of the nation:  

“Most people find domestic violence rather depressing. It happens everywhere and in all communities. Almost always it’s men being violent to women.”

True. The difference is that wife-beating is forbidden in our society. It is against the law and against everything civilized society is about.

But what Yusuf doesn’t tell us, is that this is not the case in Islam, because that dirty book, the Koran, not only allows it, it demands it:

 Qur’an 4:34 tells men to beat their disobedient wives after first warning them and then sending them to sleep in separate beds. It is worth noting how several translators render the key part of this verse, وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ, waidriboohunna.

Pickthall: “and scourge them”
Yusuf Ali: “(And last) beat them (lightly)”
Al-Hilali/Khan: “(and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful)”
Shakir: “and beat them”
Sher Ali: “and chastise them”
Khalifa: “then you may (as a last alternative) beat them”
Arberry: “and beat them”
Rodwell: “and scourge them”
Sale: “and chastise them”
Daryabadi: “and beat them”
Asad: “then beat them”

Pickthall, Yusuf Ali, Al-Hilali/Khan, Shakir, Sher Ali, Khalifa, Daryabadi and Asad are Muslims. Are their translations all incorrect? These are mainstream Muslim translations of the Qur’an, and we are supposed to believe that the idea that the Qur’an tells men to beat disobedient women is a “minority view”?

This is the kind of obfuscation that will only perpetuate this abuse. It can only be ended by confronting it, and speaking honestly about its causes.

Don’t miss our friend Phyllis Chesler’s illuminating elucidation of the difference between domestic violence and honor killing.

*  So Yusuf, once again: have a nice day and whatever you do, don’t forget to flush!

Update:

Saudi judge misunderstands Qur’an, says it’s ok to slap wife

The Qur’an (4:34) tells men to beat their disobedient wives after first warning them and then sending them to sleep in separate beds. This is, of course, an extremely controversial verse, and many Islamic spokesmen and others in the West deny that it has anything to do with wife-beating, so it is worth noting how several translators render the key word here, وَاضْرِبُوهُنَّ, waidriboohunna.

Pickthall: “and scourge them”
Yusuf Ali: “(And last) beat them (lightly)”
Al-Hilali/Khan: “(and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful)”
Shakir: “and beat them”
Sher Ali: “and chastise them”
Khalifa: “then you may (as a last alternative) beat them”
Arberry: “and beat them”
Rodwell: “and scourge them”
Sale: “and chastise them”
Asad: “then beat them”

Laleh Bakhtiar, in a new translation that has received wide publicity, translates it as “go away from them.” However, in light of this unanimity among the translators, both Muslim and non-Muslim, this seems difficult to sustain – all of these authorities got the passage wrong until Bakhtiar? But her impulse is understandable, as many Muslims today regard this verse with acute embarrassment. Muhammad Asad adduces numerous traditions in which Muhammad “forbade the beating of any woman,” concluding that wife-beating is “barely permissible, and should preferably be avoided.”

Unfortunately, however, this is not a unanimous view. Sheikh Syed Mahmud Allusi in his Qur’an commentary Ruhul Ma’ani gives four reasons that a man may beat his wife: “if she refuses to beautify herself for him,” if she refuses sex when he asks for it, if she refuses to pray or perform ritual ablutions, and “if she goes out of the house without a valid excuse.” Also, Muhammad’s example is normative for Muslims, since he is an “excellent example of conduct” (Qur’an 33:21) – and Aisha reports that Muhammad struck her. Once he went out at night after he thought she was asleep, and she followed him surreptitiously. Muhammad saw her, and, as Aisha recounts: “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?”

So this Saudi judge — is he really Misunderstanding Islam? And whether he is or isn’t, what are Muslim leaders who are reputed to be moderate going to do about it? Will we hear Honest Ibe Hooper rebuking this judge and telling him Muslims may beat their wives only with a toothbrush, as the common apologetic line has it? Well, Ibe?

“Saudi judge says OK to slap wife: report,” from AFP, May 10 (thanks to Religion of Peace):

RIYADH (AFP) – A Saudi judge has told a seminar on domestic violence that it is okay for a man to slap his wife for lavish spending, a local newspaper reported on Sunday.Jeddah judge Hamad al-Razine gave the example of overspending to buy a high-end abaya, the head-to toe black shroud Saudi women have to wear in public, as justifying a smack for one’s wife, Arab News said.

“If a person gives 1,200 riyals (320 dollars) to his wife and she spends 900 riyals (240 dollars) to purchase an abaya from a brand shop, and if her husband slaps her on the face as a reaction to her action, she deserves that punishment,” he said….

But Razine said some of the blame must be shouldered by wives for their behaviour. “Nobody puts even a fraction of the blame on them,” he said, according to the report.

Yes, and of course they should be blamed! After all, how can Muslim men be blamed for simply following the commands of the Qur’an?!

One thought on “Yusuf Rubs It…”

  1. You just don’t get it do you! We women are so lowly that to divorce her husband was not just an offence against him but also against God and his Prophet….of course he had to chop her head off and your comments are clearly ignorant, offensive, racist, religionist and probably anti-environmental too. Luckily the ignorance comes first so you will be re-educated before your execution.

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