From Adelaide Now:
"A Melbourne Islamic cleric has told his male followers they can force their wives to have sex and hit them if they are disobedient.
Coburg's self-styled cleric Samir Abu Hamza said despite Australian rape laws it was impossible for a man to rape his wife even if she refused to have sex with him, the Herald Sun reports. In a recorded lecture entitled "The Keys to a Successful Marriage", delivered to his male worshippers but now broadcast on the internet and viewed by several thousand people, Mr Hamza said Islamic law allowed men to hit their wives as a last resort, but they were not to make them bleed or become bruised.
He said under Islamic law, as described in a koranic verse, it was a man's right to demand sex from his wife whenever he felt like it. He then mocked Australia's criminal laws, which required consent for sex to be lawful.
Despite concerns about his preaching being raised by female members of the Islamic community, Mr Hamza yesterday stood by his comments and blamed controversy over them on a hidden Zionist agenda run by the media."
I am sure the controversy surrounding this "man's" words will not end here. This is not the first Melbourne Cleric whose denegrating words towards and about women have made headlines - and unfortunately, I fear he will not be the last unless all women and men take a stand against this type of incitement of violence against women.