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Meet the Muslim World

Would it be Islamaphobic to call attention to this horrifying interview about wife beating according to Muhammad? Would it be too much to ask that the left and the Obama administration take a break from obsessing over apartment-building in egalitarian Israel to notice that “beating etiquette” is what passes for “honoring your wife” in the Muslim World? (No and yes, in case there was any doubt.)

But then again, this is not the worst of it for the women and girls of the Muslim World. Let’s not forget the stonings, the child brides, and the honor killings (which are the natural extension of pummeling one’s wife — “Eventually [a] husband could find he has honored wife so widely and deeply that he’s meted out an honor killing”).

You’d have to be blind or handsomely entertained to miss all that. Speaking of which, maybe next time Maureen Dowd is feted in Saudi Arabia, she can refrain from purring about the progress of Muslim women and ask about these sorts of thing. No, I don’t suppose she would.


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