FRANKFURT, GERMANY â€” A German judge has stirred a storm of protest by citing the Quran in turning down a German Muslimâ€™s request for a speedy divorce on the ground that her husband beat her.
â€¦the judge, Christa Datz-Winter, noted that the couple came from a Moroccan cultural milieu, in which it is common for husbands to beat their wives. The Quran, she wrote in her decision, sanctions such abuse.
The ruling was condemned by politicians, legal experts and Muslim leaders in Germany, many of whom said they were confounded that a German judge would put seventh-century Islamic religious teaching ahead of German law in deciding a case of domestic violence.
The court in Frankfurt removed Datz-Winter from the case on Wednesday, saying it could not justify her reasoningâ€¦Muslim leaders agreed that Muslims living here must be judged by the German legal codeâ€¦
Via: Julia Gorin