Wednesday, November 19, 2008

UK Sharia - Wife Beating and Inheritance Mistakes

The woman in black wanted an Islamic divorce. She told the religious judge that her husband hit her, cursed her and wanted her dead.

But her husband was opposed, and the Islamic scholar adjudicating the case seemed determined to keep the couple together. So, sensing defeat, she brought our her secret weapon: her father....The judge promptly reversed himself and recommended divorce.

UK Sharia law in action - the beaten wife has to bring a man into the mix to get justice. She barely has a voice.

What an awful site, yet it continues. I wish the politicians that instituted Sharia simply read a few paragraphs from the Quran, like this one (4:34):

Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.

If you fear desertion, admonish them, leave them alone in bed and beat them. Oh, and the husband is both judge and jury. It's verses like this and the supporting Hadith that bring about this kind of counseling:

If the husband beats her, she should go to the police and have a divorce, Qurashi said. "But if he's slapped her only once or something like that," she said, "and he admits he has made a mistake and promised not to do it again, then we say, 'You have to forgive.' "

Clearly, Qurashi didn't talk to the first woman who got more than a few slaps. That's because Qurashi is an "unofficial" counselor - after all, she's not a man. BTW, since when is it ok to slap once "or something like that"? Tell us Qurashi - what if the one and only slap injures the woman? Explain to us where you draw the line. Does anybody else see the insanity here?

Then, of course, there's the unfairness in inheritance distribution, never mind all the inheritance mistakes. Well UK Sharia has an answer for that:

Three months ago, for example, a wealthy Bangladeshi family asked Dr. Raza's council to resolve an inheritance dispute. It was resolved according to Shariah, he said. That meant the male heirs received twice as much as the female heirs.

How about this quote - wife beating, child abuse and Jew hating all rolled into one:

A Pakistan-born 33-year-old mother of five explained that her husband would beat her and her children. "He threatens to kill us," she said, as her daughter translated from Urdu. "He calls me a Jew and an infidel."

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