**Reposted from the first Lair, original date: 1/16/04 **Image removed
I heard about this story earlier in the week and couldn't help but find it both funny and a bit disturbing. It seems a Muslim Cleric was sentenced in a Spanish court to be jailed for 15 months for writing a book called ''Women in Islam'' which attempts to interperet the Koran when it applies to women. What many are making it out to be, however, is a step-by-step guide on how to beat your wife without leaving any incriminating evidence. Here's an example of a passage from the book:
''The blows should be concentrated on the hands and feet using a rod that is thin and light so that it does not leave scars or bruises on the body.''
Now, I'm not for beating women, and nothing disgusts me more than guys who do that shit. I am concerned about how this guy who did nothing but WRITE A BOOK get's jail time, though. That's like locking up a guy for robbery who writes a book about knocking over Fort Knox, or convicting a guy for rape who writes a book about how to seduce women. After all, the guy didn't really beat any women himself (at least, that's not what the charge was). I could see maybe banning the book, but giving the guy jail time? That's a bit harsh. It is nice to see the women in the Muslim world getting some help though. With dooshbags like this guy teaching religious fanatacs that it's okay to physically harm them, they need SOME way to send a message. Though I'd rather they dealt with the subject material rather than the author.
You can find deatails about this story on the BBC site.
Who knows? Maybe the guy was just trying to write his version of the Gunwitch method. =) Thundercat
Posted by Thundercat on 02/04/2004 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack
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