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Whip her good
A marriage counselor in the UAE is recommending husbands to whip their wives “gently” to get their messages across.
November 1, 2009 12:12 by kippreport
A marriage counselor at Dubai Courts’ Family Guidance and Reconciliation Section is calling on couples to attempt to reconcile before resorting to divorce, Gulf News reports.
Abdul Aziz al-Hammadi noted that men are divorcing their wives for “the silliest reasons,” including receiving a telephone call during a football match, and failing to bring a cup of water fast enough.
He said: “Sharia Courts herein and across the Arab countries have been witnessing cases of husbands divorcing their wives over ridiculous and impractical reasons … some husbands are abusing the religious right to divorce by terrorizing and bullying wives and threatening them with divorce over [the] silliest reasons.”
“This is [unacceptable] in Islam and Sharia. Divorce is not a game to fool around with and destroy a family. It is not just a simple word that a husband or a wife should spell out in a recreational or entertaining manner. Divorce, in Islam, is limited to a set of laws and rules. It is a huge responsibility and liability for the man and the woman.”
So far so good, but then he dropped this bomb: “… whenever a husband notices a bizarre behavior from his wife, he can advise her, then avoid sleeping with her in one room and if that doesn’t work out then he can whip her gently in a manner that makes her understand the situation.”
Whip. Her. Gently. Because if you’re going to whip someone, you’re going to be nice enough to do it gently, right?
And what happens when a wife notices bizarre behavior from her husband? Does she get to whip him gently too?