“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
Islamic apologists in the West routinely insist that Muslims aren’t really supposed to beat their wives at all, or that if they are, they should only beat them lightly, and that Muhammad said to beat one’s wife only with a toothbrush. They never mention, of course, how Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, recounted the time when Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain.” And with Muhammad being the supreme example of conduct for Muslims (cf. Qur’an 33:21), that doesn’t bode well for Muslim women.
“Professor at the Catholic University of Munich is Sought by Police,” from The Eponymous Flower, December 1 (thanks to Tom):
Germany. Sheich Abu Adam (40) who is the Egyptian Imam of the Darul Quran Mosque in Munich is alleged to have beaten one of his three wives so that she suffers from many bone breaks. This was according to the website of the ‘Bayrischen Rundfunks’. The victim is 31 years old. She called the police by telephone. These came and freed the woman and brought her to the hospital. The Imam is wanted for the charge of causing dangerous physical harm. He serves as the well regarded guest of the integration group of Munich’s social services. A week ago the Imam held at the Catholic University, a lecture whose theme: An Islam Which Distances Itself from Violence….