There is violence against women in all cultures. So to post this is just “Islamophobic,” right? Wrong: there is violence against women in all cultures, but only in one does it have divine sanction. Had this Libyan internalized the idea that violence against women was justified in certain circumstances? Where did he get the idea that violence was the best response to anything?
The Qur’an teaches that men are superior to women and should beat those from whom they “fear disobedience”: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34
Muhammad’s child bride, Aisha, says in a hadith that Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: ‘Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?’” — Sahih Muslim 2127
An another hadith states: “Rifa`a divorced his wife whereupon `AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. `Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah’s Messenger came, Aisha said, ‘I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!’” — Sahih Bukhari 7.77.5825
“Assault of a woman with a broken bottle in Annemasse: 4 and a half years in prison,” translated from “Agression d’une femme avec un tesson de bouteille à Annemasse : 4 ans et demi de prison ferme,” Le Dauphiné, March 15, 2023 (thanks to L.):
Following a call to 17 for assault in front of a restaurant on the market square in Annemasse, the staff of the Annemasse police station arrested Friday March 10 at 6 p.m. the alleged perpetrator of this act, who was detained according to several testimonies. Using a bottle, the man allegedly hit a woman in the street. Very quickly, the victim, the bloodied face, was transported to the Hospital. The alleged perpetrator was placed in police custody with deferred rights, given his state of alcoholism.
The investigation established that the 22-year-old man, born in Libya and homeless, in an advanced state of alcoholism, approached the young woman in the street who had just left her job in a pharmacy and who was getting into her vehicle. The latter dismissed him. The respondent then broke a bottle of beer he was holding in his hand and struck several blows with the shard on his face. It was passers-by who overpowered the individual waiting for the police. During his hearings, the man, known unfavorably to the police and in an irregular situation, said he did not remember the facts. The victim filed a complaint (16 days of ITT and a huge facial wound).