In regards to Barack Obama’s recent visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Fox News personality Greg Gutfeld recently bemoaned the absurdity that here in the 21st century, the United States, and by inference the entire Western World, still have to deal with absolute monarchs who literally govern their realms as Islamic royalty has for over 14 centuries. Perhaps serving as the crack at the end of Mr. Gutfeld’s verbal whip would be the knowledge that it’s still the norm within the KSA to flashback to the 7th century with regards to wife beatings.
As reported by Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker magazine on Apr. 25, 2016, and also by the staff of Great Britain’s the Daily Mail on Apr. 24, 2016, Saudi Arabian family therapist Khaled al-Saqaby has taken to video to teach the male demographic on the kinder, gentler method of wife beating. According to al-Saqaby, out are spousal thumpings with a rather large stick, and in is giving your misbehaving spouse a solid talking to that would make Ward Cleaver proud.
According to the Mohammedan-centrist family counselor, a mouthy mate initially needs to be reminded of her husband’s “rights and of her duties according to Allah.” If quoting the koran and citing sharia law doesn’t quite cut the baba ganoush, then the offended husband is directed to place a full love embargo on his wayward wife.
Specifically, al-Saqaby directs men down the path of “forsaking her in bed.” With the lesson meant to be more mental than physical, men should still share the bed with their wives, but turn their backs to them.
Lastly, if all else fails, then comes up the thorny subject of beatings. “Women have to understand the aim is to discipline,” al-Saqaby explained.
Emphasizing the necessity that standard Islamic conditions for a beating must be met, al-Saqaby noted, “The beating should not be performed with a rod, nor should it be a headband, or a sharp object which, I am sad to say, some husbands use. It should be done with something like the sewak tooth-cleaning twig or with a handkerchief, because the goal is to merely make the wife feel that she was wrong in the way she treated her husband.”