This is quite a recent lecture, delivered on January 31, 2017 by an accepted Islamic authority. The ideas presented here are not the hysterical rantings of some extremist who is not really a Muslim. Far from that, the sheikh calmly cites the specific Quranic scripture which authorizes Muslim men to beat their disobedient wives.
Of course, this kind of rhetoric is centuries old. So is the Muslim practice of beating one’s spouse who does not please him. These are not controversial ideas in the World of Islam. They are common accepted practice. The wife-beating material, along with a lot more information about Muslim violence directed at females, has been presented for public education in Western Civilization – in books and videos – countless times – by many, many present-day authorities on mainstream Islam.
Mainstream Islam. Not some kooky, radical version of Islam that perverts and hijacks the real Islam for non-Islamic purposes.
But, look. Back to beating one’s wife. This is it. This is Islam, as real as it gets.
So, I ask you: What’s the problem? How much clearer can it be? Why can not our educated Western political and military leaders grasp these simple, basic misogynistic Islamic concepts as easily as every Muslim grasps them?
What is the problem? Knock knock. Hello? I can’t hear you. What is the problem?