View Full Version : Imam rapped for wife-beating book

01-15-2004, 04:39 PM
A Muslim cleric who wrote a book that advised men how to beat up their wives without leaving incriminating marks has been sentenced by a Spanish court.

Mohamed Kamal Mustafa was given 15 months in jail, which he will not serve as Spanish law suspends sentences of under two years for first offences.

Mustafa's book, Women in Islam, sparked outrage among women's groups when it was published three years ago.

In his book, Mustafa wrote that in disciplining a disobedient wife: "The blows should be concentrated on the hands and feet using a rod that is thin and light so that it does not leave scars or bruises on the body."

Full Story from BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3396597.stm)

01-16-2004, 11:21 AM
Two years suspended sentence is not even a slap on the hand.

Hey, casshew, maybe we can invite him over to the US for a book signing tour.