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Book Sold Out In CA: How To Control & Beat Wives

Started by dsnope, 03/24/2012 12:36PM
Posted 03/24/2012 12:36PM Opening Post
From the land of multiculturalism, we have this bit of cultural enrichment provided by the muslims:

(Toronto Sun) — A local bookstore has “sold out” of a controversial marriage guide that advises Muslim men on how to beat their wives.

The 160-page book, published by Idara Impex in New Delhi, India, is written by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, who’s described in the book’s foreword as a “prolific writer on almost every topic of Islamic learning.”

The store’s manager, who didn’t give his name, said the book had been sold out for some time, and the store’s owner, whom the manager identified as Shamim Ahmad, refused to comment for the story.

It wasn’t clear whether the shop has ordered more copies of the book, but it’s available at online Islamic bookstores and even through eBay.

In the book’s opening pages, it is written that “it might be necessary to restrain her with strength or even to threaten her.”

Later, its author advises that “the husband should treat the wife with kindness and love, even if she tends to be stupid and slow sometimes.”

Page 45 contains the rights of the husband, which include his wife’s inability to leave “his house without his permission,” and that his wife must “fulfil his desires” and “not allow herself to be untidy … but should beautify herself for him … ”

In terms of physical punishment, the book advises that a husband may scold her, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”


http://www.torontosun.com/2012/03/23/book-tells-muslim-men-how-to-beat-and-control-their-wives
Posted 03/24/2012 08:18PM #1
The Toronto Sun is tabloid trash. I mean seriously? You post this as legitimate journalism? Sigh. It's no wonder I left this worthless forum so long ago.

Islam does not have the monopoly on misogyny unfortunately. All religions including Christianity are sullied with this stain. If you don't realize that Christianity has had a long tradition of misogyny that has only been rectified in Western cultures recently due to long struggles by woman's rights advocates then you are woefully under-educated with respect to civil rights struggles.
Posted 03/25/2012 07:24AM | Edited 03/25/2012 07:56AM #2
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/pastor-corporal-punishment-advice-scrutinized-child-deaths-160004793.html

There are 670,000 copies of the book in circulation, and it's especially popular among Christian home-schoolers. . .

I guess we'll just turn a blind eye to this since it's an obvious Christian-bashing story. I mean it doesn't mean that all Christians support this method of discipline, does it? Or do we treat Christians the same as Muslims and blame the whole bunch for the actions of a few? Your call, I guess.

Just to remind everyone of the forum warning: "Anyone that places posts that could be considered persecution of religious faith here risks their account."

EDIT:
I am not persecuting anyone's faith, any more than Dave. My post is meant to provide some perspective and not to condemn an entire group of people. If I go, then so does Dave.

I've edited the thread title to delete the reference to Christianity, lest some of you get offended.