Sunday, March 14, 2004
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.