Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Muttalib afraid domestic violence law may prevent men marrying two women

MP for Fares Mathoda Ibrahim Muttalib yesterday fought a valiant but seemingly lone battle against DRP's domestic violence bill. Here is a selection of choice bits from his speech:
  • When we talk of violence against women, we should also talk of women's wickedness.
  • Such laws create discord and degeneration of society.
  • Today the law prevents parents from disciplining their children and teachers from taking good measures to discipline children.
  • We should be afraid of laws like these for they will prevent men from marrying two wives, a right granted to them by Islam.
  • Women should be at the servitude of their husbands, fulfill his needs, bring up their children and serve their needs.