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WATCH VIDEO: Australia Islamic group calls wife-beating “a beautiful blessing”

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Before you ask, I am not searching for these stories — they are flying into my email fast and furious. A New York woman beheaded by her moderate Muslim husband, a woman beaten so bad that she swallowed her tongue and died, a woman set on fire by the Muslim who ‘loved her” ……This is Islamic misogyny. This is Islam.

“Hizb ut-Tahrir video condoning family violence slammed as ‘abhorrent’ by MPs and advocacy groups,” 9News, April 13, 2017:

Politicians and advocacy groups have slammed a Facebook video by an Islamic group which condones domestic violence and describes hitting wives as “a beautiful blessing”.

The video, which was shot during an all-women’s event in Sydney’s west and posted to Facebook by the women’s branch of Hizb Ut-Tahrir, was revealed by The Australian newspaper this morning.

It features two Muslim women explaining that according to their understanding of Islam, men can discipline their wives by “hitting” them with a small stick or twisted scarf so as not to cause pain.

“It’s very evident that this is symbolic in nature,” one of the women said.

Federal Minister for Women Michaelia Cash said the attitudes expressed in the video were “completely out of touch with community standards”.

“The Facebook video posted by Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia condoning and encouraging violence against women is abhorrent,” Ms Cash said in a statement.

“These attitudes have no place in modern Australia.

“Domestic violence is abuse – plain and simple. It is not ‘a beautiful blessing’ as the video describes it.”…

TODAY Show host Ben Fordham said the video echoed recent comments by Australian Federation of Islamic Councils President Keysar Trad, who sparked controversy when he suggested an angry husband could beat his wife as a “last resort”.

Mr Trad later backtracked on the comment and described it as a “slip up”….

Silma Ihram from the Australian Muslim Women’s Association has criticised the video’s message, arguing Islam in no way condones violence.

“Unfortunately, patriarchal cultures and organisations continue to try and relegate Muslim women to domestic duties and control by their husbands,” she told 9news.com.au.

“This was not the practice of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) nor the intent of the jurists in their interpretations of Islamic law, and definitely should not be condoned in any form today.”…

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