IT'S OK IF YOU'RE MARRIED
Sharia Law in Marraige
The treatment of Muslim women by their spouses has received a lot of attention here in America, where women have rights, equal opportunities and are respected. We find it appalling that Muslim women are treated as chattel and mistreated but the abuse is greater than that which we see on the surface. Some women live in a quiet hell all of their lives.
Dr. Rabia Ameen of General Hospital said “On average we deal with five cases of spousal rape every week and 90 percent of these cases occur within the first two weeks of marriage. Young brides aren’t aware that they have the right to put a stop to intercourse and we often see severe tearing and heavy bleeding in young women. I have lost count of the number of times I have simply stitched a vaginal tear and prohibited the couple from having intercourse for six weeks. The women almost always come back with the same problem because their spouses refuse to listen.”
Dr. Asmah Mehmood of Pakistan said, “Very few women in Paskistan actually have a healthy sexual relationship with their spouses. Abuse is common and so is violence.”
In Britain reported in the UK Independent in October of 2010, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed issued statements sanctioning forced marital sex when he said, “Clearly there cannot be rape within the marriage, maybe aggression, maybe indecent activity. Sheikh Sayeed was speaking for the Islamic Sharia Council in the UK. He stated that in Islamic Sharia, rape is adultery by force. So long as the woman is his wife it cannot be termed as rape.
There are sixteen Sharia Courts in Britain and 85 Sharia Tribunals dishing out this kind of law.
So, you say it could never happen in America?
Phyllis Chesler in Pajamas Media writes about a case in New Jersey wherein a Muslim woman from Morocco had proven in court that she was a victim of horrendous sexual violence and had obtained a restraining order. A New Jersey judged reversed the decision because of Sharia law.
According to Fox News Judge Joseph Charles in denying the restraining order to the woman after her divorce ruled that her ex-husband felt he had behaved according to his Muslim beliefs and that he did not have criminal desire to or intent to sexually assault his wife.
Fortunately an appellate court overturned this ruling. The husband also faces criminal prosecution on charges of sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated assault and criminal restraint, officials said
Judge Charles is a former New Jersey state senator and did not comment on this reversal. He is not a Muslim.
One cannot help but question the recent appointment to the bench of Sohail Muhammad by Governor Christie. Sohail Muhammad is a Muslim and an attorney who represented Imam Qatanani an admitted member of the terrorist group Hamas, and whom Sohail befriends on a personal level. With ties to the Muslim Brotherhood one wonders why Governor Christie has solicited their help with his campaign.
The huge question is can a Muslim be a US judge? Muslims that are devout and adhere to the tenets of their religion believe the women can be sexually used by their husbands and that it is their duty to submit. So how can a Muslim be a judge in our country? How many rulings will we see similar to that of Judge Charles?