March 24, 2007

Welcome blowback in German wife beating case

One of the most disgusting acts of capitulation by a western judiciary. I blogged about it here. Thank heavens Germans have recognized how weak kneed their judiciary has become. And, thank heavens, there is outrage.

FRANKFURT: A German judge has stirred a storm of protest here by citing the Koran in turning down a German Muslim wife's request for a fast-track divorce on the ground that her husband beat her.

In a remarkable ruling that underlines the tension between Muslim customs and European laws, the judge, Christa Datz-Winter, said the couple came from a Moroccan cultural milieu in which it is common for husbands to beat their wives. The Koran, she wrote, sanctions such physical abuse.

News of the ruling brought swift and sharp condemnation from politicians, legal experts and Muslim leaders in this country, many of whom said they were confounded that a German judge would put seventh-century Islamic religious teaching ahead of German law in deciding a case of domestic violence.

This Dhimmi judge said, in essence; Islamic law allows men to beat their wives; German law respects Islamic law; German law allows Islamic men to beat their women. That is a wholesale license for Muslim men to pummel their spouses in Germany. Excellent work by this justice to respect diversity.


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