BY ROBERT SPENCER
Yesterday I asked “where are the prosecutions?,” and voila.
The renowned Muslim “reformer” Tariq Ramadan, who has never reformed a thing, appears to be acting upon assumptions that stem from Islamic teachings.
“When I resisted, when I told him to stop, he insulted and humiliated me.”
Now where would Tariq Ramadan have gotten the idea that a woman has no right to refuse sex?
A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “If a husband calls his wife to his bed [i.e. to have sexual relation] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning” (Bukhari 4.54.460).
He also is depicted as saying: “By him in Whose Hand lies my life, a woman can not carry out the right of her Lord, till she carries out the right of her husband. And if he asks her to surrender herself [to him for sexual intercourse] she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel’s saddle” (Ibn Majah 1854).
“He slapped me and was outright violent.”
Did Ramadan simply lose control of himself? Maybe? But he also likely believes that a man may beat a woman from whom he “fears disobedience,” as per the Qur’an:
“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” (Qur’an 4:34)
And in a hadith, Muhammad’s child bride Aisha recounts an incident when he hit her. Muhammad “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?” (Sahih Muslim 2127)
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