Sunday, October 24, 2010

UAE: "It's OK To Beat Your Wife"

(AP)  “The United Arab Emirates' highest judicial body says a man can beat his wife and young children as long as the beating leaves no physical marks.

The decision by the Federal Supreme Court shows the strong influence of Islamic law in the Emirates despite its international appeal in which foreign residents greatly outnumber the local population.

The court made the ruling earlier this month in the case of a man who left cuts and bruises on his wife and adult daughter after a beating.

It says the man was guilty of harming the women but noted that Islamic codes allow for "discipline" if no marks are left.”

This news should be enough to make even the most Islam tolerant liberals step back for a minute and say “Something is wrong here.”  Liberals are always preaching about equal rights for women, human rights in general, and tolerance of other religions, particularly Islam, calling anyone who distrusts Islam “Islamaphobes.”  Yet here is evidence that Islam doesn’t believe in human rights for all, nor in equality for women. 
People who are concerned about Islam and their general attitude toward the Western world are criticized and even vilified by the left.  Yet Islam proves over and over that they cannot be trusted.  This ruling by the high court, in the UAE (which is supposedly our friend) is a slap in the face to all women.   Where is the National Organization for Women in this case?  Why aren’t they outraged and speaking out?  (Last week, when Jerry Brown called his opponent, Meg Whitman, a whore the California chapter President of N.O.W. said it was basically true, even though the National President said anyone using language like that against their opponent should drop out of the race.)  So I’m wondering if the N.O.W. will condemn this ruling by the UAE high court or will blow it off as not relevant because Sharia law allows it in other countries…?  So far the group Human Rights Watch has condemned the ruling but the N.O.W. has remained silent, as has the Obama administration.  One has to wonder why.


  1. Liberals can be counted on to turn a blind eye to any atrocity or rights violation committed by any enemy or hater of freedom. As long as the one committing said atrocity has America listed as enemy-number-one; The libs remain as silent as a stone.

  2. Couldn't agree more with Tltrue. A paradox, but then, that's the way leftists think.