U.K. cleric doesn’t believe in rape in a marriage.

Interior (nicknamed The Rape).

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According to Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, who is president of the Islamic Sharia Council, “In Islamic sharia, rape is adultery by force. So long as the woman is his wife, it cannot be termed as rape. It is reprehensible, but we do not call it rape.”  He has come out as saying that husbands that are accused of raping their wives should not be prosecuted.  Instead these “men” should be disciplined and ask for forgiveness.

At least one Muslim leader is attempting some sort of public relations fix.  Inayat Bunglawala, chairman of Muslims4UK, was quoted as saying “Sheikh Sayeed’s comments are woefully misguided and entirely inappropriate. Rape — whether within marriage or outside it — is an abominable act and is clearly against the law.”  I’m sure within the next few days more British Muslim leaders will also speak out against the thoughts of Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed also.

This “man”, I use the word man loosely here, thinks that since sex is part of marriage that there cannot be anything against sex in marriage.  I’m not sure what he was smoking when he came up with this thought.  Clearly what ever it was also made him decide to publicly announce this absurd thought also.

Rape either by a stranger, friend, or family member is still rape.  It leaves the same physical marks. It leaves the same emotional marks.  It hurts women against their will.  It forces women to do something that they do not want to do.  Rape is a horrible violation, and should not be tolerated in any form.

I really have no words, for once, about this subject.  All I know that this “man” must rape his own wife to think this way.  He cannot even be called a “man”.  In my eyes he is, well I’d say dog but I have too much respect for my dog to put him on the same level as her.




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