I originally posted this on March 29, 2007 on eteraz.org, and it was subsequently re-posted on progressiveislam.org. Both sites are no longer operational, so I thought I would repost on shanfaraa.com for those who might find it of interest.
The Friday New York Times reported that a German judge denied a Moroccan woman’s request for an expedited divorce from her Moroccan husband – despite the apparently undisputed evidence that the husband had repeatedly abused her – on the grounds that such conduct is “common” in Morocco and that the “Koran . . . sanctions such physical abuse.”Read More