Mad Mullahs and Potty Preachers are everywhere these days it seems even in the land down under. A storm is currently brewing in Australia over a video taped lecture by Samir Abu Hamza. The lecture to young Islamic students was on the subject of having a happy marriage.
In the video of the lecture Abu Hamza tells his young male students that it is Islamic for a man to force his wife to have sex and that she cannot refuse. He contends that it is not possible that a man can rape his wife despite the fact that in Australian law as elsewhere a man can be guilty of raping his wife.
Abu hamza claims Islamic law not only permits a man to rape his wife but that it is also proper for a man to beat his wife if he resists her.
The Islamic cleric has been roundly condemned for his remarks by the Australian Prime Minister who described his position as against Australian values.
To their credit some other Muslim scholars in Australia have publicly stated that they do not agree with his interpretation of Islamic law.
A sample of the anger that Abu Hamza has provoked can be see in an article in the Australian Herald Sun
This controversy is interesting in the light of the proposed prosecution in Holland of Geert Wilders which I covered in my last post. He is being prosecuted in Holland for inciting racial hatred by criticising Islam and claiming that the Q'uran is a fascist document. In Australia we have a Muslim cleric seemingly actively promoting rape and violence in marriage but not a hint of a threat of prosecution.
It seems there is one law for lunatic religious clerics but harsher laws for those who point out that Islam is often preached with backwardness and an almost fascist mentality.