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{March 24, 2007}   Multiculturalism gone wild

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.


Pyari says:

It makes me so mad to see my religion hijacked by such people. They take all the negative things that some people do, and since these people are Muslim, they generalize that ALL Muslims believe the same. If some societies are misogynistic, shouldn’t laws in different countries help PREVENT abuse, not excuse it.

About the “Muslims” who present such a bad picture of Islam, or justify their cruelty as “Islamic” I just hope and pray that Allah has a special place in hell for them.

Aliana says:

Pyari is just a pyara name :), I think it is also an image problem, Muslims seem to get the negative press and the media paints a homogenous picture of Muslims so that leaves a strong impression in the minds of non-Muslims about Islam and in some cases well intentioned people try to accomodate cultural practices which actually do not have anything to do with Islam.

ohhh this is soo embarrassing! some body give us a break! please!!!! Ok firstly, i must say that we should just stick to one translation of the Quran, ok i dont completely agree with my statement here, but say we stick to one translation regarding some verses? I mean it doesnt help that translations by Pickthall and Abdullah Yusuf Ali have translations like “men are in charge of women” when other translations have “men are protectors of women”, i mean these two sentences have two totally different meanings. and then theres the whole wife beating issue which is like impossible to escape because no matter the translation u know what its going to say the same thing. Only God knows why He put that in there. I mean in the end no matter what happens, the Muslim spokes people come out looking like apologetics. it just sucks

Aliana says:

everythingiseventual, welcome to the blog. I think we will just have to live with the fact that all types of exegesis will involve some kind of ‘reading in’ by the author and thus everyone may have an agenda. What matters is whether the agenda is good or bad!

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