The Spanish imam is doctrinally correct about the treatment of women in Islam. The explicit divine commands from Allah are laid out in the Koran, Sura 4:34:
Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.
Muslim Women Will Always Play Second Fiddle
Islam is a patriarchal religion, culture and legal/political system. No matter what Muslim women say or write, they will always play second-fiddle to the Muslim man. And that will always be the case. Why? Because the misogyny is made sacred, it is a command from god and can never be changed, for Allah is perfect and therefore, his commands are perfect, and as such, eternal.
Here’s an excerpt from the article :
A Spanish imam near Barcelona is under investigation after allegedly calling on the faithful to “discipline” errant wives using physical and psychological violence, police said on Tuesday.
The imam in the city of Terrassa is under investigation for “disseminating discriminatory messages and violating the principle of equality and of women’s right to physical and moral integrity,” police said in a statement.
“He provided concrete examples of the manner in which wives should be beaten, how to isolate them inside the family home and how to deny them sexual relations,” said the police, saying they had received testimony to the effect from numerous witnesses.
Here in the US, a Muslim man writing in the Huffington Post uses Sura 4:34 to show us how to solve our domestic violence problems. He never actually quotes the whole sura but explains it to us as a method of anger management, reformation and reconciliation. His twisting and turnings and whitewashing of the doctrine is an amazing process of dissimulation and justification of wife beating.