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It’s Okay To Beat Your Wife?

I was flipping around the Internet today at lunch and came across this article on MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39718046/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/) entitled… “Islamic court: OK to beat wife if no marks left”.  All I can say is “Oh… My… Gosh!!”

Apparently the United Arab Emirates’ highest court has ruled that it’s okay for a man to beat his wife and kids if he leaves no physical marks.  From the article…

According to Shariah law, a man can beat his wife and children as long as he has first tries unsuccessfully to discipline them by admonishing and then abstaining from sexual relations with his wife.

Islamic scholars don’t agree on the definition of “beating” but they do agree that it should not be too severe.

Oh, well that’s okay then.  Slap ’em up a little.  Just don’t leave a mark.

And of course, we need to be tolerant of these people and their “peace loving” faith.  Wow!

Oh well.  I can’t wait to get home tonight and give my wife and kids a hug.  Better be careful though that I don’t leave a mark 😉

TTFN!
Murray Lahn

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