Thursday, May 17, 2018

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch: "Sudan: Woman lashed 75 times for marrying without her father’s consent'

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About Robert Spencer


ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing) and The Truth About Muhammad (Regnery Publishing). Coming in summer 2018 is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe FederalistThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.
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Sudan: Woman lashed 75 times for marrying without her father’s consent


Why? Because she violated Islamic law. A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “There should be no nikah [marriage contract] except with a wali [guardian].” (Jami al-Tirmidhi 1101)
And another hadith has Aisha recounting that Muhammad said: “Whichever woman married without the permission of her wali her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid. If he entered into her, then the mahr [bride price] is for her in lieu of what he enjoyed from her private part. If they disagree, then the sultan is the wali for one who has no wali.”
“Any woman who gets married without the permission of her wali, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid. If her husband has consummated the marriage, then the mahr belongs to her in return for that. If she does not have a wali then the (Muslim) ruler is the wali of anyone who does not have a wali.” (Jami al-Tirmidhi 1102)
“Sudanese woman flogged for marrying without father’s consent,” AFP, May 16, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Sudanese police lashed a woman 75 times on Tuesday after a court found her guilty of marrying a man without her father’s consent, her lawyer and rights activists said.
The woman, a native of the war-torn Darfur region, was flogged at a police station in Omdurman, the twin city of Khartoum, after having served a six-month prison sentence.
The punishment was meted out less than a week after another Sudanese court condemned a teenager to death for killing her husband who had allegedly raped her.
“She completed her six months in jail and today she was flogged 75 times” as ordered by the court, lawyer Azza Mohamed Ahmed told AFP.
Ahmed said her client was put on trial after the father refused to approve her marriage to a man of her own choice.
“She and the man then got married and lived together for a year,” the lawyer said, adding that the couple now have a two-month-old baby.
“Her family then filed a case against her, accusing her of living with a man illegitimately.”
Ahmed said the court found her client guilty of marrying without her father’s consent as required under the Muslim country’s law.
Her husband was sentenced to two years in prison….