MUSLIM WOMEN: HUSBAND BEATING WIFE IS A ‘BEAUTIFUL BLESSING’, SHOULD USE A STICK TO BEAT DISOBEDIENT WIVES
( Daily Mail ) Muslim men are allowed to hit their wives if they disobey them and domestic violence is a ‘beautiful blessing’, according to the women’s branch of a radical Islamic group.
Sydney primary school teacher Reem Allouche told the women’s arm of hardline political group Hizb ut-Tahrir that men are permitted to hit women with sticks.
During the 30-minute discussion at a meeting in Sydney‘s west, Ms Allouche and fellow panellist Atika Latifi – who are both wearing headscarves – describe how beating women is a ‘symbolic act’.
At one point they even demonstrated how to use a small stick called a ‘sivaak’ to hit ‘disobedient’ women.
In a video of the debate, which has been posted on Facebook, Ms Allouche says men should use the sivaak to punish their wives.
She then uses one of the sticks to hit Ms Latifi while the pair laugh.
Other permissible methods to punish women involve using a twisted scarf or piece of fabric, the women say.
Ms Allouche says the act is ‘symbolic’, while Ms Latifi claims it’s ‘a beautiful blessing’.