April 19, 2014
Canadian Imam: A Beating Isn't Violence If It Isn't Agonizing
A Canadian Imam agrees domestic violence is wrong. However, according to him, it is perfectly Islamic and acceptable to beat women. You see, it isn't violence if it doesn't cause agony.
Sheikh Omar Subedar of the Imam, Islamic Society of Peel in Canada, signed the White Ribbon pledge to: "never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls."
But the White Ribbon folks should have explored his definition of "violence" a bit more closely.
At the Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians, the Imam writes, "Strike them: If the problem still does not get resolved then as a final resort Allah has permitted the husband to discipline his wife by striking her, however this does not imply that Allah is promoting domestic violence. The Prophet (P.B.U.H.) has made it very clear that the beating should not be agonizing in any shape or form."