I wonder if Ayatollah Shirazi's wife has been disobedient. Maybe the claim to fame these days is being outrageous. I shudder to think how many times my husband would have the 'right' to hit me for being disobedient. Thank God the powers of the fatwa don't extend to non-practicing Catholics!
Men can hit their wives, cleric says
The punishment, the leading cleric said, "must be light and considered an exceptional event, like surgery in case of a serious illness." Makarem Shirazi advised his readers against "physical punishment which leaves signs and wounds." Women, he axplained, "are masochistic and sometimes they have a crisis and need light physical punishment to get back to normal." -AKI
Moslem clerics have been making a real impact of late. Shirazi with his fatwa on wife beating and Australia's top Muslim clergy, Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali with his statement that that women who are not covered are like meat who invite rape. And as women we are told that Islam is a religion that respects us!
On the other hand, al-Hilali thinks women should stay inside their hejabs, in their homes so that they do not get raped. I wonder if he endorses rape by their husbands since they will be 'uncovered meat' inside their homes.
I am curious how all those women who
have fought for
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