Friday, March 23, 2007

PC run amuck: German Judge cites Koran on permission for husbands to beat wives

According to a story in today's New York Times German judge, Christa Datz-Winter, refused to expedite a Muslim woman's divorce because, quoting the Koran, she noted that it permits wife beating and therefore the man must have thought it was OK to do so.

Other Germans, including some Muslims in Germany, have reacted with unanimous outrage.
In a ruling that underlines the tension between Muslim customs and European laws, the judge, Christa Datz-Winter, noted that the couple came from a Moroccan cultural milieu, in which it is common for husbands to beat their wives. The Koran, she wrote in her decision, sanctions such physical abuse.
What is shocking to me is how does a dolt such as this judge get to be a judge in the first place?

While I applaud those who have criticized this ruling, it could still be a harbinger of things to come. This is multi-culturalism run completely amuck. It's one thing to allow people to celebrate their culture. It's another thing to give up the very principles on which your culture is founded to enable them to do so.

What if this judge had been ruling on the matter of cliterectomies? I shudder to think what would have happened by now....

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