“Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them (Quran 4:34)
“And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with it, and do not break your oath (Quran 38:44) –
“A woman came to Muhammad and begged him to stop her husband from beating her. Her skin was bruised so badly that it is described as being “greener” than the green veil she was wearing. Muhammad did not admonish her husband, but instead ordered her to return to him and submit to his sexual desires. Sahih Bukhari (72:715)
“Muhammad struck his favorite wife, Aisha, in the chest one evening when she left the house without his permission. Aisha narrates, “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain.” Sahih Muslim (4:2127)
Morocco TV show censured for guest’s boast of ‘beating wife’Singer Adil Miloudi says in Morocco, this is normal, anyone can do what he wants with his wife, hit her, kill her. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/Adil El Miloudi
RABAT: A Moroccan television show has been suspended for allowing a celebrity guest to boast on air of “beating his wife”, the country media authority said on Wednesday.
“Whoever doesn’t beat his wife is not a man,” popular singer Adil El Miloudi said in June on a Chada TV show, Kotbi Tonight, drawing laughter from a fellow guest, actor Samy Naceri, and host Imad Kotbi.
“In Morocco, this is normal, anyone can do what he wants with his wife, hit her, kill her,” he insisted after Kotbi jokingly said: “It’s forbidden to hit one’s wife all over the world.”
Miloudi’s remarks amounted to “justification for violence against women, an express incitement to violence, presented in a positive way as a sign of virility… or even recommended behaviour”, the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HACA) said in a statement.
In response to this “explicitly violent speech”, the host adopted a “playful tone” and allowed his guest to repeat his call for violence against women”, it added.
The media authority said Kotbi Tonight was to be suspended for three weeks.
So far no legal action has been taken against Miloudi, despite waves of outrage on social media in reaction to his comments.
Misogynistic and sexist attitudes are commonplace in Morocco and rarely condemned by authorities.
Last year, HACA penalised a Chada FM radio show after a commentator said on air that “women who are the most exposed to uterine cancer are those who resort to prostitution or adultery”.
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