Why would anyone expect them to say anything different? The mandate to beat one’s wife is in the Qur’an:
“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah 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
Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” — Aisha (Sahih Muslim 2127)
“Hizb ut-Tahrir video condoning family violence slammed as ‘abhorrent’ by MPs and advocacy groups,” 9News, April 13, 2017:
Politicians and advocacy groups have slammed a Facebook video by an Islamic group which condones domestic violence and describes hitting wives as “a beautiful blessing”.
The video, which was shot during an all-women’s event in Sydney’s west and posted to Facebook by the women’s branch of Hizb Ut-Tahrir, was revealed by The Australian newspaper this morning.
It features two Muslim women explaining that according to their understanding of Islam, men can discipline their wives by “hitting” them with a small stick or twisted scarf so as not to cause pain.
“It’s very evident that this is symbolic in nature,” one of the women said.
Federal Minister for Women Michaelia Cash said the attitudes expressed in the video were “completely out of touch with community standards”.
“The Facebook video posted by Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia condoning and encouraging violence against women is abhorrent,” Ms Cash said in a statement.
“These attitudes have no place in modern Australia.
“Domestic violence is abuse – plain and simple. It is not ‘a beautiful blessing’ as the video describes it.”…
TODAY Show host Ben Fordham said the video echoed recent comments by Australian Federation of Islamic Councils President Keysar Trad, who sparked controversy when he suggested an angry husband could beat his wife as a “last resort”.
Mr Trad later backtracked on the comment and described it as a “slip up”….
Silma Ihram from the Australian Muslim Women’s Association has criticised the video’s message, arguing Islam in no way condones violence.
“Unfortunately, patriarchal cultures and organisations continue to try and relegate Muslim women to domestic duties and control by their husbands,” she told 9news.com.au.
“This was not the practice of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) nor the intent of the jurists in their interpretations of Islamic law, and definitely should not be condoned in any form today.”…