|Muslim bagheads Reem Allouche & Atika Latif on Facebook|
encouraging slower Muslim men to bash their wives.
The women, western Sydney primary school teacher Reem Allouche and Indian-born scholar Atika Latifi, also said that Muslim men have slower reaction times and no ability to multi-task but are physically stronger and obliged to be the leader in a marriage.
Reem Allouche, left, and Atika Latifi, from the Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia, use a sivaak, or small stick, to demonstrate how a husband can hit his disobedient wife. Photo: Facebook/Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia.
On Thursday, federal minister for women, Michaelia Cash, said the video was an "abhorrent" attempt to teach the next generation of young Australian Muslims that violence against women was acceptable. "Domestic violence is abuse - plain and simple. It is not "a beautiful blessing", she said.
Shadow minister for women, Tanya Plibersek, tweeted: "Violence and control - never okay. No excuses. Always a crime." Police Commissioner Mick Fuller, who led the police force's response to domestic violence before his promotion to the Commissioner last month, said the law doesn't distinguish between race or religion.
"At a time when police are determined to break the cycle of domestic violence, it's disturbing to think there are people who will condone it," he told Fairfax Media on Thursday. "Men need to take responsibility and not receive encouragement to behave violently."
The 30-minute video aimed to discuss a contentious verse from the Koran that says: "Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous woman are Qanitat, and guard in the husband's absence what Allah orders them to guard. As to those women on whose part you see ill conduct, admonish them, and abandon them in their beds, and beat them, but if they return to obedience, do not seek a means against them."
Ms Latifi said that husbands should exercise their three options in order. First, he should advise the disobedient wife of the rule of Allah. If that doesn't work, he should refuse to share the bed with her. If that doesn't work he is permitted to hit her.
Citing two scholars, she said the strike should not cause pain and should be done with an item like a sivaak (a small stick used for cleaning) or a coiled scarf or folded handkerchief. "It is merely a symbolic act," she said. "What a beautiful blessing from Allah, that he said not to take all the steps at one time. It is one after the other."
She said examples of disobedience are acts considered a sin rather than something like forgetting to cook dinner. Ms Allouche said that Allah gave men certain qualities that best placed them to be the leader of the family unit. Therefore, wives were obliged to be obedient to their husband.
Among the qualities given to men were slow reaction time, physical strength and the "ability to focus on one matter at one time in a deeper way", Ms Latifi said. Among the qualities given to women were multi-tasking.
"Allah assigned this role to the man as he created him with those qualities and greater potential to fulfil this role and he assigned... a differing role to the women according to her characteristics," Ms Latifi said.
She said the man's job of "maintaining the marriage" should be seen more as an obligation than a superior status. "It is an obligation for which he will be held accountable on the day of judgment." If a husband is rebellious to the wife, she can respond by asking a family member to arbitrate or by separating from him, they said.
Earlier this year, Muslim community leader Keysar Trad caused widespread outrage when he attempted to explain the same verse on Andrew Bolt's television program. He said that hitting a wife was a "last resort" after trying everything else, such as counselling or buying chocolates.
On Thursday, White Ribbon Australia chief executive Libby Davies said the video was abhorrent and "not in keeping with the fundamental right of every woman to live free from violence and abuse". "The use of violence is about power and control and positions women as objects and not as equals," she said. "It is an abuse of their fundamental right to be treated with equality and respect."
(Blogger Notes: These two Sharia bitches from Australia are clearly showing the psychological damage done by the crude removal of their clitoris when they were very young. Not only they are being deprived of the crucial mental relaxation from clitoral-orgasms but also they now seem to be sadly addicted to the pain inflicted on them by the brute Muslim men of their lives. Poor bitches. But there is a way to cure for their FGM-created orgasm trouble. Free clitoris reconstructive surgery now offered by NHS in UK. I believe Medicare in Australia will provide similar free surgery.)