AN Islamic marriage guide that advises Muslim men on how to beat and control their wives has sparked outrage.
The 160-page A Gift For Muslim Couple tells husbands they may beat wives “by hand or stick” or “pull her by the ears”.
Women are told they must not leave the house without permission.
A wife should “beautify herself” for her man and “fulfil his desires”.
And if she disobeys, a husband may “restrain her with strength or threaten her”.
The book, based on the writings of an Islamic scholar, is on sale at online Islamic bookstores and eBay.
It is billed as “the perfect wedding gift”.
But moderate Muslim academic Tarek Fatah said that anyone selling it should be prosecuted.
He warned: “It is inciting men to hit women.”
An Israeli diplomat had to be evacuated from the Moroccan capital of Rabat on Sunday after tens of thousands of locals demonstrated in “support of Jerusalem” and burned Israeli flags in front of the parliament building where the diplomat was attending a conference.
Israeli delegate to the European Parliament in Brussels, David Saranga, was attending the annual EUROMED conference, a joint forum of European and Mediterranean countries, on Sunday when protesters marched toward the Moroccan parliament building, waving Palestinians flags in the air and even burning Israeli ones on the ground.
Days before the start of the conference, Morocco’s Islamist ruling Justice and Development Party (PJD) declared a boycott on the conference to protest the Israeli diplomat’s participation. Aziz Ammari, PJD’s parliament head, told Al Arabiya that his party has a long-held position of boycotting “all forms of activities with Israel.” Ammari was quoted by Al Arabiya as telling Morocco’s Hespress website that his party “will not participate in any parliament activity attended by the Zionist entity.”
Heated Confrontation On Islam — On The Glazov Gang
by Jamie Glazov
A discussion on the heinous Jihadi crime in Toulouse escalates into an acrimonious verbal brawl on Frontpage’s television program.
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“The futility of the way we have fought this war must be felt by everyone fighting it. As I’ve written here often,if you don’t fight a war in a manner calculated to win it decisively, you will lose it inevitably. The corollary to that is that you will also weaken the spirit and readiness of your forces to fight again. Not permanently. Americans are resilient, and our armed forces are still the best in the world. But it may be a long time before we can unbreak our promises to them and restore their readiness to fight again.”
Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales stands accused of murdering 17 Afghani civilians in two different villages on the night of 11 March. From the charges themselves (which include six counts of assault, bringing the total number of civilians believed hurt to 23) we know the army believes it has sufficient evidence to support the charges of premeditated murder which, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, can carry the death penalty.
And there is much we do not know. Bales’ civilian lawyer has said several times that his client has no memory of the events of that night, obviously thinking of an insanity plea. Under the UCMJ, that requires the defense to prove the insanity by “clear and convincing” evidence, a much lower standard than the “beyond reasonable doubt” standard by which Bales would or would not be found guilty.