Islam allows wife beating to treat women suffering from mental disorders, says Kuwaiti cleric

Washington, June 13 (ANI): A Kuwaiti cleric has said Islam allows for wife beatings if she suffers from a mental disorder, such as masochism.

Jassem Al-Mutawa, who is also the president of Iqra TV, said to guest host Muhammad Al-Hajj, a professor from the University of Jordan, that some men suffer from a mental disorder known as sadism, and that some woman suffer from a mental disorder known as masochism

According to the Washington Times, he continued that the cure for such disorders is beating, adding that such a woman must be dealt with harshly.

He said that the Koran deals with such problems, adding that their religion is glorious, and the verses of the Koran impart absolute justice. They are not unjust towards either the woman or the man, but one must learn how to apply the rulings of Islam.

The Kuwaiti also excused the practice of wife beating, because no [Muslim] woman has died as a result of her husband's beating. (ANI)


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