This is what I call multiculturalism gone wild -legitimizing the oppression of women under the ruberic of multiculturalism. Here is an excerpt, read the whole damn thing if you want and go figure.
Politicians and Muslim leaders denounced a German judge for citing the Quran in her rejection of a Muslim woman’s request for a quick divorce on grounds she was abused by her husband.
Judge Christa Datz-Winter said in a recommendation earlier this year that both partners came from a “Moroccan cultural environment in which it is not uncommon for a man to exert a right of corporal punishment over his wife,” according to the court. The woman is a German of Moroccan descent married to a Moroccan citizen.
The judge argued that her case was not one of exceptional hardship in which fast-track divorce proceedings would be justified. When the woman protested, Datz-Winter cited a passage from the Quran that reads in part, “men are in charge of women.”
I do not have many comments but just that its a good thing that I do not have a television at home because I feel like smashing a $@#$ television screen right now! I think its not just the judges fault, we Muslims often present such a twisted image of Islam in our culture that other take it to be Islam.