PA TV instructs viewers to obey Qur’an’s rules for wife-beating

Would you have expected them to reject what the Qur’an says?

“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34

Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” — Aisha (Sahih Muslim 2127)

“PA TV instructs viewers who ‘use beatings and violence to solve marital problems’ to ‘obey’ the Quran’s ‘religious rules for beatings,’” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, April 6, 2017:

What might be considered a bad April Fool’s Day joke in other parts of the world, was taught in earnest on official Palestinian Authority TV on April 1. A female PA TV reporter instructed those of PA TV’s viewers “who use beatings and violence to solve their marital problems” to “carefully read” and “obey” the Quran’s “religious rules for beatings”:

Official PA TV reporter:“To those who use beatings and violence to solve their marital problems: Carefully read the Quranic verse again [Sura 4:34]. There are solutions before giving beatings. If you have to, there are religious rules for beatings that must be obeyed. Guys, the goal of the beatings is rebuke in a way that does not cause injury. You can even go ask someone about it.”

[Official PA TV, Talk of the Land, April 1, 2017]

Although the reporter did remind viewers that “there are solutions before giving beatings,” she didn’t categorically reject violence against women. That this green light for violence was given in earnest, and did not constitute an April Fool’s Day’s prank, is clear from other similar instructions disseminated by religious authorities on PA TV that Palestinian Media Watch has exposed….

Posted with permission from Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch