Detroit Imam Casually Explains Wife Beating as a ‘Reminder’ to Women

Did you know that one can take classes that instruct one on the proper method for beating one’s wife at the Az-Zahraa Islamic Center in Detroit, Michigan?
You read that right.
According to Fox News, in a video clip that the Middle East Media Research Institute made public, a Detroit-based Muslim Imam — in no uncertain terms — explained to male followers the proper technique for disciplining wives by using physical force.
In the video, which was posted to the Az-Zahraa Islamic Center’s YouTube channel in May, Shiite Imam Bassem al-Sheraa explained to the class that when the Quran calls on a man to give his wife a “beating,” it’s not meant to cause markings or pain.

Rather, it should be the type of physical beating that serves as a reminder for the wife that she “misbehaved in cases when words [of admonishment] do not make her change her ways.”
The imam then gave an example of what he meant, relating the act to how one might discipline a child for doing something wrong.

“It is just like when your child reaches to touch the electrical socket or a fire, what do you do?” Sheraa said. “It is just like when your child picks up something dangerous and is about to eat it. You hit his hand like that as a reminder. That is what ‘beating’ means.”
Oh, perfect. Thank you for letting us know that domestic violence is a perfectly acceptable way to discipline my “misbehaved” spouse.
Can you imagine — even for a moment — if a Christian pastor held a similar class in a church anywhere in America?
Do you have any idea how fast the mainstream media would roast him and ruin his career and life?
It would happen so fast, it would make your head spin.
But for some reason, it’s completely fine for an imam such as al-Sheraa to spew this dark-age level of instruction to his followers. American followers who happen to be Muslims. Remember, this wasn’t a radical Islamist in Syria — this was from an American-based imam.
What if one of those abused wives grew tired of this kind of savage treatment from their husbands and called the police to report it?
Perhaps the husband would tell the police officer something like, “It’s cool, I hit her for misbehaving — but not to a level that caused any pain or markings, just like my imam taught me.”
If so, the man would likely be in handcuffs in a jiffy. And rightfully so.
This isn’t the first time al-Sheraa has made headlines. In January, he took a lot of heat for uploading an anti-semitic lecture on YouTube, claiming that Jews sanctioned the killing of prophets and accusing them of having distorted sacred texts.
Fox News also pointed out that al-Sheraa refers to himself as a Hujjat al-Islam wal-Muslimin, which essentially means he’s a source of authority among Shiite Muslims.
Religion aside, domestic violence is not acceptable — and people who follow a man like him probably need to rethink their life strategy, because his instructions are downright savage and ridiculous.
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