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Sunday, March 14, 2004

Jordanian women abused: UN 

The BBC reports:

Nearly half of Jordanian women suffer physical abuse in the home, a ground-breaking UN report has found.
This is truly shocking news, considering that Jordan is a Muslim country, and Islam, of course, is a peaceful religion that respects all people. Surely the Qu'ran must forbid abuse. Specifically, it says:

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. (Qu'ran 4:34)
Oh. I guess that explains things, then.
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