Friday, October 12, 2007

Weekly Multicultural Lesson--

How To Beat Your Wife:
Carry A Rod

[Friday Sermon on Qatar TV: With Some Women,
Life is Impossible Unless You Carry a Rod]
by Mondoreb & Little Baby Ginn

[The Koran says:] "and beat them." This verse is of a wondrous nature.

The following are excerpts from a Friday sermon aired live on Qatar TV on August 27:
We must know that [wife] beating is a punishment in Islamic religious law. No one should deny this because this was permitted by the Creator of Man, and because when you purchase an electric appliance or a car you get instructions - a catalogue, explaining how to use it. The Creator of Man has sent down this book [the Koran] in order to show Man which ways he must choose.

We shouldn't be ashamed before the nations of the world who are still in their days of ignorance, to admit that these [beatings] are part of our religious law. We must remind the ignorant from among the Islamic Nation who followed the [West], that those [westerners] acknowledge the wondrous nature of this verse. There are three types of women with whom life is impossible without beatings.
Three times a lady? Pray tell, what are the three types of women that are impossible not to beat?
The first type is a girl who was brought up this way. Her parents ask her to go to school and she doesn't – they beat her. "Eat" – "I don't want to" – they beat her. So she became accustomed to beatings, she was brought up that way. We pray Allah will help her husband later. He will only get along with her if he practices wife beating.

The second type is a woman who is condescending towards her husband and ignores him. With her, too, only a rod will help. The third type is a twisted woman who will not obey her husband unless he oppresses her, beats her, uses force against her, and overpowers her with his voice.
Taking the most radical and extreme elements of a religion or a culture is not a good way to learn about it. But this video exists and many more like it. And others remain silent. Until there's some dissent and condemnation among Muslims, this video testifies to a cultural aspect which many Westerners find repugnant.
[Aug. 27, 2004]
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