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Old 14 April 2017, 11:16 AM
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Default Waleed Aly is "infuriated". And he wants you to understand why.

Apologies for the click-baity headline, but this is one of those things that needs to be discussed.

All I have to say on this is that I back Waleed one hundred percent, there is no excuse for assaulting your partner.

Waleed Aly last night told viewers of The Project that he is infuriated by a video released by a local radical Islamic group that suggests men are “permitted” to hit their wives.

The clip, uploaded to Facebook by the women’s branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia, features a panel discussion between members Reem Allouche and Atika Latifi about discipline within a marriage.

Latifi claims that, according to the Quran, a husband is “permitted to hit [his spouse]”, and adds that that scholarly interpretations of the text suggest that “striking should be done in such a way that it should not cause harm or pain”, for example with a “small stick” or “coiled scarf”.
Waleed Aly is "infuriated". And he wants you to understand why.
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Old 14 April 2017, 02:51 PM
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Judging by the article posted, he's not the only one who is infuriated.

Aly went on to praise the 34 signatories of the Australian Muslim Collaborative, which on Thursday “unequivocally” rejected Hizb ut-Tahrir’s assertion that their is a religious justification for violence against women.

“In fact, the denunciation from the Muslim community has been really strong and swift all day, which I think has been an interesting development,” Aly said.

“And if you look at the signatories on that [document], I reckon they’re able to agree on just about nothing, but they were able to agree on that.”
-- I am puzzled by a claim (quoted elsewhere in the article) that amounts to 'yes you can beat your wife, but only if you don't cause her any pain'. I'm sure there are people who beat their spouses in such a fashion as not to leave visible bruises or to land them in the hospital; but to beat them in such a fashion as to not cause any pain? Leaving acting scenes and martial arts training out of the matter, when anybody beats anybody it's generally precisely because they want to inflict pain; though I suppose it's true they're also usually after humiliation.
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Old 15 April 2017, 12:13 PM
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Waleed Ally has become the spokesman for all matters related to Islam. Anytime a Muslim is in the news for a bad reason, someone shoves a microphone in his face and demands he explain why he is a muslim.
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Old 16 April 2017, 01:35 AM
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That's interesting, damian. I wonder if he'll wind up becoming like Anwar al-Awlaki. The book/documentary Dirty Wars delves heavily into his story, how in the aftermath of the 9/11 disaster, he would often come on television, serving to represent moderate Muslims, but over time, after repeated harassment from the authorities, he becomes more and more radicalized until he becomes a part of Al Qaeda and winds up being the first US citizen to be executed via drone.
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