Friday, March 23, 2007

German Judge Denies Speedy Divorce Request, Said Koran Authorized Husband To Beat Wife

"In a ruling that underlines the tension between Muslim customs and European laws, the judge, Christa Datz-Winter, noted that the couple came from a Moroccan cultural milieu, in which it is common for husbands to beat their wives. The Koran, she wrote in her decision, sanctions such physical abuse."

Via the NY Times.