“Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God 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 what if the beating doesn’t work? Yaya Sujana found a solution. People will say, of course, that this has nothing to do with Islam, and that men murder and dismember their wives in all cultures, and that is true. But a culture that considers that the supreme god has ordered men to beat disobedient women has created a culture of violence that can lead all too easily to this kind of thing.
“Indonesian Man Murders, Slices Up Wife With Kitchen Knife Because of Nagging,” from the Jakarta Globe, July 19:
An Indonesian man allegedly strangled his wife to death and then spent nine hours carving up her body with a kitchen knife because of her constant nagging, police in West Java said on Monday.
Adjutant Comr. Agung Masloman, chief detective with Bandung Police, confirmed that police had arrested Yaya Sujana, 45, a carpenter, for the murder and dismemberment of his wife, Liliana, 40, in their house in the Soreang Indah housing complex on Wednesday night.
“We arrested the perpetrator on Sunday at 5 p.m,” Agung said. “He admitted that he killed the victim and mutilated her because she always yelled at him.”
Yaya strangled Liliana in the bathroom,” he alleged.
“Yaya spent nine hours mutilating the victim. It was conducted with a kitchen knife from 7 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.,” Agung said. “After he mutilated the victim, he put the body parts in two cardboard boxes and three buckets before disposing of them in two places” in Bandung as well as Garut district….