Anti-violence Has Its limits

Last week he was giving a lecture in Munich’s Catholic university on An Islam that Distances itself from Violence. This week he is remanded in custody for beating one of his wives and giving her a broken nose and broken shoulder as well as numerous cuts and bruises requiring hospital treatment.

Sheik Abu Adam, an Egyptian imam of the Darul Quran Mosque in Munich, faces charges of grievous bodily harm and could be imprisoned.

One of his three wives and mother of one of his ten children wanted to live a more Western lifestyle. This meant she wanted to go out without wearing a veil. As he beat her Sheik Abu allegedly shouted a verse from the Koran: “Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.”

In the past Sheik Abu, who advises German politicians on interfaith issues, has earned praise from interfaith groups in Munich for his stance against radical Islam.


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