Friday, March 23, 2007

More on the Koran-Quoting Court in Germany

In The New York Times. This really was outrageous. And the woman was born in Germany!

One question I'd like answered, though: the judge said in her opinion that “[i]n this [Moroccan] cultural background[,] it is not unusual that the husband uses physical punishment against the wife.” Is this true? It shouldn't have had anything to do with her ruling, of course, but it would be interesting to know her basis for this assertion.

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