“How to handle a woman? Mark me well, I will tell you, sir
The way to handle a woman Is to love her, simply love her
Merely love her, love her, love her” (From Lerner & Lowe’s Camelot)
In the musical Camelot, King Arthur sings a song about the correct way to handle a woman. But the Chairman of Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology Muhammad Khan Sherani, believes that King Arthur is all wrong. He suggests that the way to handle a woman is to beat her (but lightly).
Apparently when the council first released its rules about beating there were objections from some of the more westernized Muslim females who believed that it is wrong to beat your wife, so he spoke to the BBC to reiterate the ruling and explain that it will not be reconsidered.
According to Sherani husbands were often left without a choice if they felt their wives were not listening to them.
‘When we draft a bill concerning women we have to consider all possible situations. If a woman does not fulfil her responsibilities in marriage first you advise her. If that doesn’t work then you consult her relatives. If that doesn’t work then you desert her in bed and if all of this doesn’t work then light beating is allowed.’
Light beating huh? I guess that doesn’t allow for the possibility she might hit back. It’s interesting the Democratic Party in America, which refuses to recognize that there is a radical Islam, doesn’t point out this “war on women”…