Wife-Starving Law

Yes, it exists.
Where? Afghanistan.
For what? Denying your husband sex.

“The original bill caused outrage earlier this year, forcing Afghan President Hamid Karzai to withdraw it.It allows a man to withhold food from his wife if she refuses his sexual demands; a woman must get her husband’s permission to work; and fathers and grandfathers are given exclusive custody of children.”

So apparently the revised version (that has now become a law) is not as bad as the original. What did the original contain then?! This:

“The original version obliged Shia women to have sex with their husbands every four days at a minimum, and it effectively condoned rape by removing the need for consent to sex within marriage.”

Okay, I personally find it absolutely ridiculous that there is a minimum amount of times a woman is forced to have sex with her husband. I wonder, though, how they came up with the number 4? Did they somehow find it in the Qur’an? I also don’t understand how this law only applies to Shias? If it’s a law doesn’t it apply to all Afgan people?

I mean, I don’t really even know what to say about this. I’m starting to think the Qur’ans I’ve read are different than the ones these people are reading. These types of stories make me angry but they also make me really sad. So many horrible things are done in the name of Islam, and because of this we have such a negative image. Yes of course Western racism plays a part, but when someone reads a story like this what are they supposed to think? We can’t expect every non-Muslim to read the Qur’an and see that this is not what God wants from us. There are Muslims who read the Qur’an and can’t see that!

Read story here.

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