Australian Children’s Court: ISLAM SAYS I CAN, claims teen who beat sister
This is a manifestation of a culture that considers violence against women acceptable — the quran even says to beat women from whom a man may “fear disobedience” (4:34). I am sure, therefore, that this kind of thing happens far more often than is reported, even in Australia, Europe and North America.
“Children’s Court: Islam says I can, claims teen who beat sister,” by Karen Matthews, Geelong Advertiser, April 7, 2016:
A GEELONG teenager has told a court he is entitled to beat and whip his younger sister because he is her guardian according to Islam.
A Children’s Court heard the 17-year-old also resisted police during his arrest, telling them later he hoped officers would either shoot him or send him back to Afghanistan.
The youth pleaded guilty on Thursday to assault and breaching an intervention order.
A police prosecutor said that, on December 19 last year, the boy went to his mother’s house and attacked his teenage sister with a metal spoon, hitting her on the arms and causing bruising.
“He was upset because she wouldn’t change the television station,” the prosecutor said.
“He also used the spoon to beat holes in the walls.”
The prosecutor said that, on December 20, the teen returned to the house and an argument started between he and his sister, during which he whipped her around the legs with beads.
“He then threw a speaker at the
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