Moderate Muslims for wife-beating (and, of course, for spreading sharia peacefully)

Daniel S. writes:

As reported in the Mail (via Jihadwatch), a prominent “moderate” Muslim imam in Germany has been arrested for beating his wife, and using Koranic verses to justify his actions. Now there is hardly anything surprising about a Muslim beating his wife and find ample religious justification in doing so. What is important in this story is that Sheikh Abu Adam advises the German government and is touted as a leading critic of Islamic militancy. Yet again, Western political elites think that any Muslim leader who makes the token denunciations of terrorism and extremism is a moderate to be embraced. This Sheikh Abu Adam shows once again that there is no such thing as a moderate Muslim and that Muslims do not belong in the West.

Here is the Mail article:

Muslim imam who lectures on non-violence in Germany is arrested for beating up his wife
2nd December 2010

A Muslim imam who lectures on non-violence and advises the German government on interfaith issues has been arrested in Germany for beating up his wife.

Sheikh Abu Adam, 40, is now on remand in Munich while his wife, 31, is being guarded by police.

She was allegedly assaulted so badly that she suffered a broken nose and shoulder and numerous cuts and bruises.

The moderate Sheikh Abu Adam of Munich, Germany,
arrested for breaking his wife’s nose and shoulder

Arrested: Sheikh Abu Adam, imam of a mosque in Munich, Germany, is alleged to have assaulted his wife so badly she broke her nose and shoulder

Arrested: Sheikh Abu Adam, imam of a mosque in Munich, Germany, is alleged to have assaulted his wife so badly she broke her nose and shoulder

Media reports claimed the woman, who has borne one of his ten children, wanted to live a more ‘western’ lifestyle and was allegedly attacked after telling her husband.

The police said they received a call from a lawyer hired by the victim.

Adam is alleged to have shouted a verse from the Koran at his wife as he beat her.

The line said: ‘Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them.

‘As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.’

The imam is said to have refused to let police officers into his home, but they forced their way past him because they feared the woman’s life was in danger.

Sheikh Adam is the Egyptian imam of the Darul Quran Mosque in Munich.

He is facing charges of causing grievous bodily harm and could face a jail term if convicted.

A week ago, he held a lecture at the city’s Catholic University entitled ‘An Islam which distances itself from violence’.

He also spoke at a recent conference called ‘meeting Islam in Europe’ and met German justice Sabine Leutheusser Schnarrenberger there.

Adam was assigned bodyguards on the outside because of his calls for Muslims to reject radical Islam. He is also being guarded while on remand from racist prisoners.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 03, 2010 08:50 AM | Send

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