Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Culture watch

This month’s Harpers carried instructions issued by a Muslim cleric on methods men may use to to discipline their wives. The instructions were aired on a television program last year in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Full text here.
A husband should not beat his wife like he would a child, slapping it right and left. Unfortunately, many husbands beat their wives only when they get angry, and when they start the beating, they use both hands and sometimes their feet, as if they are punching a wall. Remember, brother, this is forbidden; your wife is a human being.

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