May 11, 2009

Saudi Sharia Judge: Slap the Bitch.....

...because she deserves it.

Via CNN:Husbands are allowed to slap their wives if they spend lavishly, a Saudi judge said recently during a seminar on domestic violence, Saudi media reported Sunday.

Arab News, a Saudi English-language daily newspaper based in Riyadh, reported that Judge Hamad Al-Razine said that "if a person gives SR 1,200 [$320] to his wife and she spends 900 riyals [$240] to purchase an abaya [the black cover that women in Saudi Arabia must wear] from a brand shop and if her husband slaps her on the face as a reaction to her action, she deserves that punishment."

Women in the audience immediately and loudly protested Al-Razine's statement, and were shocked to learn the remarks came from a judge, the newspaper reported.

That was nice the women shouted him down.

Still under Sharia, what would be considered joint property under our law is considered the Husbands property under Sharia. Even the wife might be looked upon as property of sorts.

If the husbands seeks divorce he will be granted it, but he must pay her the Mahr, which is specified by contract.

Via Philly Independent Media Center:The issue of comity is raised in Islamic divorce cases when a person who resides legally in the United States travels to a foreign country and obtain a certificate of divorce from a religious court.

The intent is to obtain an instant divorce by pronouncing triple talaq (divorcing his wife three times in a few minutes.) Such an action leaves the wife with nothing more than a nominal deferred mahr, and takes advantage of the child custody, which discriminates against the women and to label the wife as bad Muslim.

The man then returns to the United States and serves his wife with divorce papers demanding the implementation of the divorce according to the Islamic Shari'a, claiming that the "doctrine of comity" applies to his case.

So basically if you are a woman seeking divorce or being divorced under Sharia law, you're screwed.

Cue liberal feminist outrage of the Noble Savage Sharia law in 5, 4, 3, 2, never.

Well except for this one.

By Howie at 08:49 AM | Comments |