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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Time For This Judge To Go

A German judge has refused a Moroccan-born German woman protection from her abusive husband on the grounds that the Quran permits domestic violence against women! I'm amazed. More here.

Permitting violence against women on the grounds that it is permitted in a particular culture has always struck me as a revolting and disingenuous argument. So, should we permit ritual murder, torture, child sexual abuse, and mayhem because they are expressions of any culture? We do not, we condemn these acts as crimes against humanity! Why is the response to domestic violence to treat it as an acceptable crime, rather than a crime against humanity, which is really what it is?

Update: the judge has been condemned for her ruling, removed from the case, and might be facing disciplinary action.

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At 9:53 PM, Blogger McBlogget said...

And even more shocking, the judge is a woman herself.


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