US: Judge considers that a Muslim can abuse his wife, because “his actions were consistent with his religious practices”

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This is worrying: this is no Islamist lunatic who says Sharia Law should be implemented in the US and that every woman should wear a burqa. No, this is a judge that considers that, above US law, there is another one: Sharia Law. At least, the ruling was overturned on appeal.

In S.D. v. M.J.R., the plaintiff, a Moroccan Muslim woman, lived with her Moroccan Muslim husband in New Jersey. She was repeatedly beaten and raped by her husband over the course of several weeks. While the plaintiff was being treated for her injuries at a hospital, a police detective interviewed her and took photographs of her injuries. Those photographs depicted injuries to plaintiff’s breasts, thighs and arm, bruised lips, eyes and right check. Further investigation established there were blood stains on the pillow and sheets of plaintiff’s bed.

The wife sought a permanent restraining order, and a New Jersey trial judge held a hearing in order to decide whether to issue the order. Evidence at trial established, among other things, that the husband told his wife, “You must do whatever I tell you to do. I want to hurt your flesh” and “this is according to our religion. You are my wife, I c[an] do anything to you.” The police detective testified about her findings, and some of the photographs were entered into evidence.

The defendant’s Imam testified that a wife must comply with her husband’s sexual demands and he refused to answer whether, under Islamic law, a husband must stop his sexual advances on his wife if she says “no.”

The trial judge found that most of the criminal acts were indeed proved, but nonetheless denied the permanent retraining order. This judge held that the defendant could not be held responsible for the violent sexual assaults of his wife because he did not have the specific intent to sexually assault his wife, and because his actions were “consistent with his [religious] practices.In other words, the judge refused to issue the permanent restraining order because under Sharia law, this Muslim husband had a “right” to rape his wife.

via The Real Impact of Sharia Law in America.

10 comments on “US: Judge considers that a Muslim can abuse his wife, because “his actions were consistent with his religious practices”

  1. The war against women continues…….global war…..

    • Claudia says:

      I would consider this more as war against human beings and common sense. If this judge supports domestic violence because of “being consistent with his religious practices”, he probably also considers flogging and amputating members as OK because they are also “consistent with religious practices”….

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  3. Pilar says:

    I used to think that we always could emigrate to USA because they seem to be a great country but after this I reckon that stupidity is also overseas…

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  5. Cas Got says:

    ¿Y este juez no puede ser considerado responsable de las futuras lesiones que tenga la mujer por permitir que el borrico de su marido siga maltratándola en vez de ir a prisión? ¿por qué tantos paños calientes con los musulmanes?

    • Claudia says:

      ¿por qué tantos paños calientes con los musulmanes?

      Hola, Cas.
      Pregunta del millón. Imagino que porque no quieren “herir sensibilidades”, no quieren que les llamen “racistas” o (la que para mí es peor), consideran que “son unos animales” que vienen “de otra cultura” y, por tanto, no se les pueden aplicar esas leyes.

  6. K. aka Kel says:

    This is abhorrent. Creepy crawly sharia…

    (And I thought it was against the dictates of the koran to leave marks of abuse on the wife who is getting the **** kicked out of her…)

    • Claudia says:

      This is abhorrent. Creepy crawly sharia…

      Unfortunately, it’s not the only case.

      We also have Sharia courts in Texas now too as well as case after case from Florida to New Jersey that blatantly has used Sharia when deciding cases rather than our laws.

      Now the U.S. and the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) are working together on religious tolerance? Talk about an oxymoron, I mean we all know how tolerant Islam is when it comes to other religions or beliefs.

      …“The resolution was adopted after lengthy discussions held between the OIC and countries in which the phenomenon of Islamophobia is in the rise”.

      Note that they don’t want to adress “Non-Muslim-phobia”, “Christianophobia”, “Hinduphobia”, “Buddhism-phobia”, “Judeophobia”, etc…

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