Note that taking a second wife while still being married to the first is allowed under Islamic law, but not American law. The latter didn’t seem to carry much weight in the Abdulazeez family.
“And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of women, two or three or four….” — Qur’an 4:3
And as for the beatings: “Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that Allah has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for Allah’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34
“EXCLUSIVE: Muslim Marine murderer’s father ‘sexually assaulted wife and beat his son’ – and wanted to take second wife ‘because it was allowed under Islamic law,'” by Paul Thompson, Dailymail.com, July 17, 2015:
The Muslim murderer of four US Marines came from an abusive and violent home where his mother was physically and verbally abused by her husband.
Court documents obtained by Daily Mail Online reveal that Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez was also victim of beatings by his father that were carried out ‘without provocation or justification.’
The Kuwaiti born gunman was caught up in the messy divorce in his senior year at high school in 2009.
The documents reveal that his father Youssuf Saed Abdulazeez also told his wife of 28 years he was going to take a second wife as it was permitted under Islamic law. …