Muslim Cleric Dies After Being Castrated by One of His Wives for Planning to Marry Again
by Robert Spencer
The facts at hand presumably speak for themselves, but a trifle more vulgarly, I suspect, than facts even usually do.
On Thursday evening in the Indian city of Muzaffarnagar, Hazra, the second wife of the Muslim cleric Maulvi Vakil Ahmad, pleaded with him not to take a third wife.
The good Maulvi refused her pleas and went to sleep, whereupon, according to (Link): India Today, “Hazra cut off his manhood with a sharp-edged kitchen knife, due to which he ‘bled to death.’”
What a shame. Hazra will no doubt now face the full measure of the law, yet while her action cannot be excused, it can be understood. Polygamy destroys romance, and dehumanizes women, reducing them to the status of commodities.
Is she the one, the only one, who has captured your heart, delighted your eyes, put a spring in your step and filled your heart with joy? No, she is just one in a series, and can be changed once you grow tired of her.
The Qur’an tells Muslim men to “marry those that please you of women, two or three or four. But if you fear that you will not be just, then one.…” (Qur’an 4:3).
…Yet despite its obvious human cost, polygamy is heading West with Muslim migrants. Last April, the Swedish government proposed unexplained “exceptions” to its anti-polygamy law. In Germany in 2018, a Muslim migrant thanked “Mama Merkel” for being able to practice polygamy while receiving state benefits.
And the New York Times reported back in March 2007 that “immigration to New York and other American cities has soared from places where polygamy is lawful and widespread, especially from West African countries like Mali, where demographic surveys show that 43 percent of women are in polygamous marriages.”
Muslims in America who practice polygamy don’t seem concerned about breaking “manmade” American law. Ibrahim Hooper of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stated: “Islamic scholars would differ on whether one could do so while living in the United States.”
He was not reported as having said anything about working against this practice among American Muslims, despite its illegality.
Meanwhile, feminists are mum. After all, heaven forfend that they say something that might be construed as “Islamophobic.”
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