How To Beat Your Wife

Muslim DV

‘Disgust’ over Muslim wife-beating book | Ontario | News | Toronto Sun.

Barnabas Aid’s most recent newsletter brought this article in the Toronto Sun to my attention. It discusses how a Muslim book has been sold in Canada that advocates confining, controlling, and physically abusing wives. Was the author writing this straight off of the power and control wheel? http://www.ncdsv.org/images/powercontrolwheelnoshading.pdf

While I believe in freedom of speech and religion, this touches on the larger issue that should concern lovers of freedom everywhere. Treating your woman as a lower life form is unacceptable. It has taken most of human history for women to achieve the same rights as men, but many sectors of Islam are beating that progress clear back into the Dark Ages. They are legitimizing a criminal act.

Truly and utterly disgusting. Texts that promote domestic violence are better off being used as kindling in the wood stove on a frigid morning. Expecting women to completely cover their God-given beauty, have their genitalia mutilated, be murdered if they think or act freely, be silent about rape, and quietly exist with any other number of such horrors is slavery.

God created us to be free, and the Manufacturer’s Handbook says that husbands ought to love their wives as themselves. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Because most men don’t want to be slapped around, taken advantage of, and prisoners in their own home.

Barnabas Aid regularly covers stories of what is happening to women all over the world, especially Christian women: http://barnabasfund.org/US/Home/. Whether you come from a secular or faith-based point of view, what these people are going through at the hands of hateful and intolerant bigots is jolting.

Today, on Good Friday, we celebrate the sacrifice of the Son who died to make us free. This freedom extends to all creeds, colors, and cultures, and both genders. He extends the same love and promises and hope to everyone.

The ground is level at the foot of the cross.

Period.

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Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. -Jean Jacques Rousseau

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