This is what happens when you refuse to believe that your culture is better than others, and you are afraid of being called names. This also validated a Salamander maxim: never trust a woman with a 1st generation hyphenated name.
A German judge has stirred a storm of protest by citing the Koran in turning down a German Muslim woman’s request for a speedy divorce on the ground that her husband beat her.Could the Judge be afraid for her life?
In a ruling that underlines the tension between Muslim customs and European laws, the judge, Christa Datz-Winter, noted that the couple came from a Moroccan cultural milieu, in which it is common for husbands to beat their wives. The Koran, she wrote in her decision, sanctions such physical abuse.
In a statement defending her ruling, Judge Datz-Winter noted that she had ordered the man to move out and put a restraining order on him. But she also cited the verse in the Koran that speaks of a husband’s prerogatives in disciplining his wife. And she suggested that the wife’s Western lifestyle would give her husband grounds to claim his honor had been compromised.
Judge Datz-Winter herself narrowly avoided injury 10 years ago in a case involving a man and woman whose relationship had come apart. When the man shot up her courtroom, the judge escaped by diving under her desk.You think?
German papers have suggested that that ordeal may have affected her judgment in this case, which the spokesman denied.
The sad part here is that women of Muslim extraction are going to suffer.
For some, the greatest damage done by this episode is to other Muslim women suffering from domestic abuse. Many are already afraid of going to court against their spouses. There have been a string of so-called honor killings here, in which Turkish Muslim men have murdered women.One day there will be a split in the Left where those whose primary concern are the equal rights of women will come and join us on the right. Western Civilization is the home of women's rights. Only the right is making an effort to defend the West. Come home, you might be shocked that many of us on the right share 80% of the values you do. 80% is good enough for friends.
“For Muslim men, this is like putting oil on a fire, that a German judge thinks it is O.K. for them to hit their wives,” said Michaela Sulaika Kaiser, the head of a group that counsels Muslim women.
And from our buddy Ragnar; if you are Canadian you get this.
"This is a warning to Tarek Fatah and Farzana Hassan and to all the members of your Munafiq (Apostate) organization. Wa Allah al-Azeem (In the name of God who is great), I swear… on all 99 names of Allah, if you do not cease from your campaign of smearing Islam...Wa Allahi, Wa Allahi, Wa Allahi, (by God, by God, by God), I will slaughter all of you."Finally, to round out your Multi-Cultural moment - I give you via LGF a cartoon from Germany about the Judge's decision that you would never see in a U.S. newspaper.
Oh, it’s a custom from the old country?! Why didn’t you say so!