The first clip is from Ezra Levant’s program. His guest is Raheel Raza, a Muslim woman who was abused but managed to escape:
It take exception to Ms. Raza’s assertion that the mandate to abuse women is not in the Koran; it most emphatically is in the Koran. I quote from the most authoritative source on Sunni Islamic law, Reliance of the Traveller, Book P, “Enormities”:
p42.0 A WIFE’S REBELLING AGAINST HER HUSBAND (def: m10.12)
p42.1 Allah Most High says:
“Men are the guardians of women, since Allah has been more generous to one than the other, and because of what they (men) spend from their wealth. so righteous women will be obedient, and in absence watchful, for Allah is watchful. And if you fear their intractability, warn them, send them from bed, or hit them. But if they obey you, seek no way to blame them” (Koran 4:34).
p42.2 The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
(1) “Allah will not look at a woman who is ungrateful to her husband, while unable to do without him.”
(2) “When a man calls his wife to his bed and she will not come, and he spends the night angry with her, the angels, curse her until morning.”
(3) “It is not lawful for a woman to fast when her husband is present, save by his leave. Nor to permit anyone into his house except with his permission.”
(4) “Whoever leaves her husband’s house (A: without his permission), the angels curse her until she returns or repents.” (Khalil Nahlawi:) It is a condition for the permissibility of her going out (dis: m 10.3-4) that she take no measures to enhance her beauty, and that her figure is concealed or altered to a form unlikely to draw looks from men or attract them., Allah Most High says,
“Remain in your homes and do not display your beauty as women did in the pre-Islamic period of ignorance” (Koran 33.33)
As you can see, Islamic law — mainstream Islamic law, as accepted by devout Muslims all over the world — not only permits the subjugation of women, it requires it. Women are to submit to the authority of their husbands and fathers in all circumstances, who are instructed to hit them if they are intractable and cannot otherwise be subdued. The motive for the murders Mr. Shafi allegedly committed — that his daughters were immodest in their dress and behavior — also has firm Koranic backing.
One may sympathize with Ms. Raza’s views, and share her earnest desire that Islam be reformed, but it cannot be denied that the repression of women is right there in the Koran.
Islamic law, which guides Islamic political practice all over the world, is based directly on the Koran and the hadith, as evidenced by the above passages from Reliance. Therefore any reform of Islam in the direction most Westerners desire would require discarding much of the Koran, and also an extensive rewrite of the bulk of codified sharia.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for that.
The second video about the Shafia case is from Charles Adler’s program, and features Anthony Fury:
Once again, I take exception to some of the analysis. I find the assertion that “Multiculturalism is working in Canada, except…” to be dubious at best.
All in all, however, these are excellent videos. Kudos to SUN TV for airing such politically incorrect commentary. Nothing like it can be found on network television in the USA, as far as I know.