‘The Australian’ skriver
Imams ‘condone domestic violence’
January 30, 2006
THE nation’s most senior Islamic woman has attacked Muslim religious leaders who condone “wife-beating” and other forms of domestic violence.
Aziza Abdel-Halim, the only female member of the Prime Minister’s Muslim Advisory Council, has warned that Islamic women are being “put down” by imams in hardline and moderate circles and their rights ignored. “Women have suffered from sometimes ill-informed imams … who have tried to put down women and negate some of their rights or activities,” she said yesterday.
“And some of them (imams) have condoned men beating women, which is un-Islamic.”
The comments, unusually outspoken for a female Muslim leader, have surfaced amid concerns that no female community representatives had been invited to the coming national imams conference in Sydney.
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