It’s in the Koran so it’s got to be true!
Every Westerner who knowingly pumps money into the economy of the UAE, is a willing accomplice to the brutality that’s taken for “normal behavior” in that desert backwater. In spite of all the high rises there and fancy promenades, there lurks a wife beating inner Mohamed in every male on every street corner and in every boardroom. Just say no to the UAE. KGS
A husband is allowed to beat his wife and young children as long as he leaves no physical marks, a United Arab Emirates court has ruled.
The decision by the Federal Supreme Court shows the strong influence of Islamic law in the Emirates despite its international appeal in which foreign residents greatly outnumber the local population.
The court made the ruling earlier this month in the case of a man who left cuts and bruises on his wife and adult daughter after a beating.
It says the man was guilty of harming the women but noted that Islamic codes allow for ‘discipline’ if no marks are left.
It also says children who have reached ‘adulthood’ – approximately puberty – cannot be struck.
The ruling was reported this morning in the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National.