Marriage Counseling, Saudi Arabian Style April 28, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
Always thought of Saudi Arabia as one of the more enlightened Middle Eastern countries, and I can see that it’s true:
A Muslim family therapist in Saudi Arabia, Khaled Al-Saqaby, posted a video in which he gives advice on “wife beating,” explains that the “necessary Islamic conditions for beating must be met,” and shows that husbands must not use a long wooden rod to beat their wife but instead use a tooth-cleaning twig or handkerchief.
But some of you doubters may ask, what would bring a husband to the point of beating his wife at all? Well, need you ask? It’s all her fault, of course:
“Undoubtedly, some of the causes pertain to the wife,” said Khaled Al-Saqaby. “Let me mention two of the many causes. The first is arguments between the wife and her husband. Unfortunately, some wives want to live a life of equality with their husband. A life of equality – you do something and I’ll do the same. This is a very grave problem.”
“In addition,” he said, “sometimes a woman makes mistakes that might lead her husband to beat her. I’m sad to say that there are some women who say, ‘Go ahead, if you are a real man, beat me.’ She provokes him.”
And that right there is Love, Arabian Style.