There is, of course, domestic violence in all cultures. So to post this is just “Islamophobic,” right? Wrong: there is domestic violence in all cultures, but only in one does it have divine sanction.
The Qur’an teaches that men are superior to women and should beat those from whom they “fear disobedience”: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34
Muhammad’s child bride, Aisha, says in a hadith that Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: ‘Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?’” — Sahih Muslim 2127
An another hadith states: “Rifa`a divorced his wife whereupon `AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. `Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah’s Messenger came, Aisha said, ‘I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!’” — Sahih Bukhari 7.77.5825
Nowhere in any of this do Islamic sources say a man may murder his wife. The problem is that once violence has been sanctioned and even sanctified, how is the husband to know at what point he should stop? All the business about “beat her lightly” in some translations of Qur’an 4:34 is misleading, as “lightly” is not in the Arabic. The hadiths about Muhammad saying that a man should beat his wife with nothing larger than a toothbrush, which Islamic apologists in the West are so fond of quoting, are contradicted by the ones quoted above, in which Aisha is depicted as saying Muhammad caused her pain, and that Rifa’a’s wife’s skin was green from bruising.
Ultimately, French authorities are going to have to confront this material, if they want to protect the rights of women. Or they could just surrender.
“The mother of a family burned alive in Mérignac had lodged a complaint against her companion, who had just come out of prison,” translated from “La mère de famille brûlée vive à Mérignac avait porté plainte contre son compagnon qui venait de sortir de prison,” France3, May 5, 2021 (thanks to the RAIR Foundation):
In the aftermath of the tragedy, amazement and fear are still very much alive in this residential area of Mérignac. A 31-year-old woman, mother of three, died in the middle of the street, after being burned alive by her companion. He had just come out of prison.
There is incomprehension in this reputedly quiet suburban district of Mérignac. How could such a drama take place? It was 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday evening, May 4, when residents of Avenue Carnot heard screams and several detonations.
“At first, we thought they were firecrackers, says a local resident. We thought the young people were having fun.”
But very quickly, they took the measure of the drama which was being played out. It began when the 31-year-old woman managed to escape from the house, but could not go very far, pursued in the street by her armed companion.
“We passed him, he walked past us with a shotgun and cartridges. We called the police. In the meantime, he set the house on fire.” — A local resident
According to the Bordeaux prosecutor’s office, “two witnesses then saw her fall to the ground.” Her husband, armed, shot her a first time, then a second. She was injured, hit in the thighs lying on the public road, but still breathing.
The 44-year-old, from whom she was officially separated, grabbed a can from a van parked nearby, sprinkled liquid on his wife, and set her on fire. The emergency services could not save her. The family house, located a few hundred meters from the scene of the tragedy, was at the same time found to be partly burnt down, empty of any occupant.
The perpetrator, who left the scene on foot, was arrested by the services of the BAC, without causing injury among the police, shortly after, at 6:45PM nearby, on avenue Léon-Blum, in the commune of Pessac.
The prosecution confirms that the person was heavily armed, carrying a 12-gauge rifle, a gas pistol and a cartridge belt. After an initial investigation, it turned out that Mounir B was known to the police and the judiciary in an unfavorable light.
His wife, Chahinez, was a battered woman. This domestic violence of which she was a victim was known in the neighborhood. Still, according to the same resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, the police had come to the marital home on several occasions.
“There have been medical reports. The first time, we did not understand, she had her larynx crushed 75%, for me, that was already an attempted murder!” — A neighbor of the victim
Neighbors say the respective families were pushing for the couple to live again under the same roof. Which the young woman accepted. The neighbors explain that the husband had returned to the house not long ago, despite a ban ordered by the court on contacting or approaching his wife.
“She was very kind, discreet. He was someone who closed the shutters when he yelled at his friend, so his neighbors wouldn’t hear him.” — A neighbor
“Chahinez said he was a monster. In June, she had her larynx crushed. He only served three months in prison and he continued to circulate in the neighborhood,” adds Anne, who remembers having seen the victim with “two black eyes.”
On March 15, Chahinez lodged a complaint with the Mérignac police station against her spouse for an assault committed that morning, according to the prosecution. But the person, wanted by the police, was “nowhere to be found.” He was sentenced on June 25, 2020 by the Bordeaux Criminal Court as part of an immediate appearance for willful violence by a spouse, the same victim, to a sentence of 18 months, including 9 months accompanied by a probationary suspension for 2 years, with warrant of committal issued at the hearing.
Together, they had a child. The other two children of the mother are from a first union. Aged 3.7 and 11, they were not at home at the time of the events.
The two youngest were in a childcare structure, the eldest with a friend. They were the subject of psychological care by the SAMU. This Wednesday, a psychological unit will be set up at 6PM at the Burck Social and Cultural Center in Merignac for all those who wish to talk about this trauma.
“It was obvious that she was getting beaten. But she was very discreet, she told our mothers that it was complicated,” explains Chahima, 19, who opened a fundraising appeal via Instagram (TousavecChahinez) “so that she can be buried in Algeria with her family.” Her country, from which she came five years ago. She was then married to Mounir B, also Algerian.
Many questions remain unanswered. Had the victim’s endangerment been properly assessed when her companion was released from prison, although he was convicted of domestic violence? How could Mounir B return to the conjugal domicile despite the ban on approaching his wife? According to the Bordeaux prosecutor’s office, Chahinez did not have a serious danger telephone, a telephone set up for victims of domestic violence which allows emergency services to be alerted very quickly, by pressing a single button. Mounir B was not wearing an electronic bracelet.
An investigation has been opened on one count of intentional homicide by spouse and destruction by fire….
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