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Leader
29 Sep 05,, 21:23
An Islamic guide on how to beat your wife

By Isambard Wilkinson
LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH
September 29, 2005

MADRID -- An imam who wrote a book on how to beat your wife without leaving marks on her body has been ordered by a judge in Spain to study the country's constitution.

The judge told Mohamed Kamal Mustafa, imam of a mosque in the southern resort of Fuengirola, to spend six months studying three articles of the constitution and the universal declaration of human rights.

Mr. Mustafa was sentenced to 15 months in jail and fined about $2,600 last year after being found guilty of inciting violence against women.

A judge released him after 22 days in jail on the condition that he undertake a re-education course.

The Spanish government has set up a commission to find ways for the Muslim community to regulate itself. A central recommendation is that imams speak Spanish and have a basic knowledge of human rights and Spanish law.

In his book "Women in Islam," published four years ago, Mr. Mustafa wrote that verbal warnings followed by a period of sexual inactivity could be used to discipline a disobedient wife.

If that failed, he argued that, according to Islamic law, beatings could be judiciously administered.

"The blows should be concentrated on the hands and feet using a rod that is thin and light so that it does not leave scars or bruises on the body," he wrote.

Mr. Mustafa's lessons, which he must pay for, will be taught by teachers from Malaga University.

According to La Vanguardia newspaper, he will have to study articles 10, 14 and 15 of the constitution. The first two address "the dignity of a person and inviolable rights" and states "all Spaniards are equal before the law."

The third one states "the moral and physical integrity of a person in no case can be submitted to torture nor inhuman or degrading punishments or treatment."

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20050929-121303-6619r.htm

How about he gets a beating that will leave a mark.

THL
29 Sep 05,, 21:37
While I don't think that beating your wife is an admirable thing to do and I don't think that lessons in wife beating should be a course at any local community college....there have been worse books written. There are books on how to make bombs for crying out loud. If a man is going to beat his wife, he is going to learn on his own how to do it while attracting the least amount of attention all on his own.

dalem
29 Sep 05,, 23:55
While I don't think that beating your wife is an admirable thing to do and I don't think that lessons in wife beating should be a course at any local community college....there have been worse books written. There are books on how to make bombs for crying out loud. If a man is going to beat his wife, he is going to learn on his own how to do it while attracting the least amount of attention all on his own.

Yeah, but think of it as self-improvement.

"Say there, Achmed, how do you get such dominance with so few debilitating injuries?"

"Well Tarik, it's all in Chapter Five: "Applying English to Make It Sting", my friend."

-dale