Friday, February 13, 2009

Beheading over Troubled Bridges

Don't you just hate when your spouse has one of those Henry the Eight moments? I know I sure do. But, you know, stuff happens.

New York: Founder and CEO of Muslim TV channel beheads wife

Founded TV network to combat negative perceptions of Muslims

Bridges TV founder and Chief Executive Muzzammil Hassan founded the TV network in 2004. According to a Reuters story at that time, "his wife came up with the idea in December 2001 while listening to the radio on a road trip.":

"Some derogatory comments were being made about Muslims that offended her," Hassan told Reuters ahead of Tuesday's launch. "She was seven months pregnant, and she thought she didn't want her kids growing up in this environment."

So he founded Bridges TV to combat negative perceptions of Muslims.

But now that he has beheaded his wife, I'm afraid this prominent moderate Muslim will only be feeding those negative perceptions.

I remember the last time I beheaded my wife. She was complaining once again that she had a headache. I said 'Not to worry, honey, I have a sure cure for it....'


truepeers said...

That's quite the joke for a depressing story like this.

Dag said...

Hey! Careful there....

Witness said...

This would be unbelievable... if it weren't so believable...

Dag said...

There's nothing to laugh about in the case today of the German/Afghani girl whose brother tried to behead her but satisfied himself with mere rampaging slaughter, killing her for shaming the family.

The family were outraged. The mother tried to commit suicide by jumping out a window, the male members of the family attacked the press and security guards, and the whole lot were right upset.

The brother got a long term in gaol.

The daughter? Well, it was her fault for "talking to boys." Look at the mess she's made of an otherwise happy family.

See: "Jihad Watch Germany: Muslim gets life term for honor killing of his sister -- family members assault journalists and attempt suicide."

Dag said...

For those who shrink from the sight of blood, there's always the sneaky petrol attack:

Her face burned, his honor restored

"Jilted man jailed for fire attack," from the BBC, February 13

A Pakistani man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a French court for setting fire to an ex-girlfriend who had refused to marry him.

Amer Mushtaq Butt doused the woman with petrol and set her alight as she was leaving her home in a Paris suburb.

Chahrazad Belayni, a 21-year-old Moroccan-born woman, suffered third-degree burns to 60% of her body....

"Jihad Watch French court gives Muslim 20 years for setting ex-girlfriend on fire"

Sometimes there are just too many to get rid of at a go, so why not keep them and torture them till there's a way to finally rid oneself of them all in one fell swoop?

"Calif. polygamist gets life term for family abuses," by Amy Taxin for Associated Press, February 13

MURRIETA, Calif. – A self-proclaimed polygamist was sentenced Friday to seven consecutive life prison terms for torturing seven of his 19 children, abusing four others and imprisoning two of his three wives.

Mansa Musa Muhummed, 55, also was sentenced to additional terms totaling 16 years and eight months by Riverside County Superior Court Judge F. Paul Dickerson III, who said Muhummed's treatment of his family amounted to "a reign of terror over defenseless children."...

Muhummed was convicted in June of 25 counts, including torture, child endangerment, false imprisonment and corporal injury on a spouse.
"Jihad Watch California: Muslim polygamist gets 7 life terms for imprisoning his wives, torturing his children"

Qur'an 4:34: "Men are superior to women on account of the qualities with which God has gifted the one above the other, and on account of the outlay they make from their substance for them. Virtuous women are obedient, careful, during the husband's absence, because God has of them been careful. But chide those for whose refractoriness you have cause to fear; remove them into beds apart, and scourge them: but if they are obedient to you, then seek not occasion against them: verily, God is High, Great!" (Rodwell's version of the Koran, Quran, 4:34)

"Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely God is high, supreme." (Dawood's version of the Koran, Quran, 4:34)

And so on.

Dag said...

All this whimmitude has nothing to do with Islam, so I read and hear. That must mean the results of abuse against women are the same within the Sikh and Hindu communities as within the Muslim communities of the sub-continent generally. I have no stst.s on that.

"The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences has determined that over ninety percent of Pakistani wives have been struck, beaten, or abused sexually — for offenses on the order of cooking an unsatisfactory meal. Others were punished for failing to give birth to a male child. Dominating their women by violence is a prerogative Muslim men cling to tenaciously. In Spring 2005, when the East African nation of Chad tried to institute a new family law that would outlaw wife beating, Muslim clerics led resistance to the measure as un-Islamic."

Maybe it's the same everywhere, regardless of Islam.

"In 2004, an imam in Spain, Mohammed Kamal Mustafa, was found guilty of “inciting violence on the basis of gender” for his book Women in Islam, which discussed the methods and limits of administering “physical punishment” of women."

Yes, the Spanish might be vicious wife-beaters. In comparison, moderate Muslims are totally moderate when it comes to wife-beating:

The prominent American Muslim leader Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), has said that “in some cases a husband may use some light disciplinary action in order to correct the moral infraction of his wife…The Koran is very clear on this issue.”

In 1984, Sheikh Yousef Qaradhawi, who is one of the most respected and influential Islamic clerics in the world, wrote: “If the husband senses that feelings of disobedience and rebelliousness are rising against him in his wife, he should try his best to rectify her attitude by kind words, gentle persuasion, and reasoning with her. If this is not helpful, he should sleep apart from her, trying to awaken her agreeable feminine nature so that serenity may be restored, and she may respond to him in a harmonious fashion. If this approach fails, it is permissible for him to beat her lightly with his hands, avoiding her face and other sensitive parts.”

Ladies choice. Except if it isn't. If they're married off at the age of eight or so.