No one should be surprised that the Islam Channel said this. They were just being true to the teachings of Muhammad, who said: “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 said: “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).
No, that is not surprising at all. It would be more surprising if they didn’t teach this. What should be just as disquieting to British authorities is the “moderate Muslim” Quilliam Foundation’s misleading and dubious indignation about this. Someone should ask the slick deceiver Ed Husain on what basis he rejects the ahadith above. But no one will. Those who could ask him can’t get to him, and those who can get to him don’t know or don’t dare.
“UK’s Muslim TV: Wives must not refuse sex with spouse,” by Martin Bentham in the London Evening Standard, March 25 (thanks to Twostellas):
Britain’s leading Muslim TV channel was accused of encouraging “marital rape” and promoting other intolerant views of women in a report on extremism published today.
The report by think tank Quillam says that the London-based Islam Channel broadcast comments saying that “the idea a woman cannot refuse her husband relations” was “not strange” and was instead part of “maintaining a strong marriage”.
It says that the channel also broadcast advice that a wife should not leave her home without her husband’s permission and that a woman who wears perfume in public is a prostitute.
The think tank, which is calling for an investigation by broadcasting watchdog Ofcom, also accuses the channel of advertising talks by al Qaeda-supporting preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who is alleged to have inspired failed Detroit bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and of giving a platform to other extremist Islamists.
The report, which was based on an analysis of broadcasts over three months, also states that Islam Channel’s programmes have undermined trust between community groups by airing hostile comments about non-Muslims and those who follow alternative versions of Islam.
The channel’s website says that it aims “to present the Islamic viewpoint and values” and provide “authoritative and impartial Islamic information”. It aims to act as an “interface” between Muslims and non-Muslims and remove misconceptions about the religion….