Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Saudi Judge says its fine to smack ya bitch up!
Coming from a civilised, secular country like New Zealand, this type of story is hard to fathom.
Even, I had to take a double-take at this.
In Saudi Arabia, they recently held a conference, on domestic violence.
Up-steps one of the guest speakers, a guy called Hamad Al-Razine, and he’s a judge, of all things.
He opens his speech with this scenario, to explain why incidents of reported domestic violence, are climbing in the kingdom.
"If a person gives SR 1,200 [$320] to his wife and she spends 900 riyals [$240] to purchase an abaya [the black cover that women in Saudi Arabia must wear] from a brand shop and if her husband slaps her on the face as a reaction to her action, she deserves that punishment."
Judge Al-Razine then went out to explain the violence in the home steamed from women’s indecent behaviour and their use of offensive language against their husbands.
And what was the good judges, justification for giving your wife a ‘back-hander’, when she steps out of line?
That’s right, you guessed it – his brand of Islam.
You see the only law this judge follows, is Sharia, not the laws of decency.
To become a Judge in the despotic, medieval ‘kingdom’ called Saudi Arabia one has to be an Islamic cleric.
A judge needs to understand the nuances of Islamic teachings, not follow international protocols.
That’s laws & customs we, in the ungodly western countries, don’t understand, and if we were to challenge their primordial & oppressive nature – it will be us that face threats of violence, and not a mother of four from Jeddah.
Yes readers, slapping-ya-bitch-up when she comes home with too much on the department-store credit card, is ordained by God himself!