Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was a 31-year-old citizen of Nice, France, who was born in Tunisia. He broke Islamic law routinely and beat his wife. And yet he told relatives that he could not understand why she left him.
When he drove his truck into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, he randomly killed 84 people including 10 children some as young as babies. Some confused writers on the Left sometimes claim they think random terror acts are morally equivalent to attacks by the west on Islamic targets in the Middle East. What they refuse to accept is that random terror attacks are by definition never moral at all when they target completely innocent civilians.
Who can know if the babies held any political views in their strollers? Could they have formed opinions about the conflict of Palestinians and Israel or about the campaign of ISIS to establish Sharia law? They were only innocent toddlers and babies not yet aware of the evil of terror politics in the world.
That is why there should be a special place in Hell reserved for Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhel.
Ridiculous how most news stories refer to this as a “truck attack” as if the truck drove all by itself. The writers are not “confused.” They are purposefully not calling a spade a spade. However, remember the story of the Emperor without clothes? The general public is NOT confused (since they are the ones being attacked) and no longer believe the “spin” by Obama or the left pretending that all Muslims are “peaceful” and these numerous attacks are just by “lone wolves.” That’s an awful lot of “lone wolves.” And despite all that, Obama INSISTS on bringing in 10,000 Syrian refugees. Hillary, of course, wants far more than that. The insanity of the left is more obvious than ever.
They are calling it a case of get this… “road rage”. This is Islamic terrorism and the cowards are covering it up.
Islam permits Wife beating for any one of four reasons
Quran (4:34) – “Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.” Contemporary translations sometimes water down the word ‘beat’, but it is the same one used in verse 8:12 and clearly means ‘to strike’.
Does Islam allow a man to hit his wife?
Yes, but only if she doesn’t do as he asks. The beating must stop if the woman complies with her husband’s demands. Behind verbal abuse and abandonment, beating is intended as last resort solution to coerce submission.
Some contemporary Muslim apologists often squirm over this relatively straightforward verse from the Quran (4:34) – which gives men the right to beat their wives if they even have a “fear” of disloyalty or disobedience. Their rhetorical aerobics inspired us to write a separate article:
Wife Beating- Good Enough for Muhammad, Good Enough for You
Others are not nearly as squeamish. Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradhawi, one of the most respected Muslim clerics in the world, once made the famous (and somewhat ridiculous statement) that “It is forbidden to beat the woman, unless it is necessary.” He went on to say that “one may beat only to safeguard Islamic behavior,” leaving no doubt that wife-beating is a matter of religious sanction. (source)
Dr. Muzammil Saddiqi, the former president of ISNA (the Islamic Society of North America), a mainstream Muslim organization, says it is important that a wife “recognizes the authority of her husband in the house” and that he may use physical force if he is “sure it would improve the situation.” (source)
Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious institution says that “light beatings” and “punching” are part of a program to “reform the wife” (source).
Dr. Jamal Badawi endorses corporal punishment as “another measure that may save the marriage” (source). He isn’t clear on how striking a woman will make her more inclined toward staying with her assailant, unless the implication is fear of more serious consequences if she leaves.
Egyptian cleric, Abd al-Rahman Mansour, said in a 2012 televised broadcast that, in addition to discouraging the wife from filing divorce, beatings would inspire the wife to “treat him with kindness and respect, and know that her husband has a higher status than her.” (source)
During Ramadan of 2010, another cleric named Sa’d Arafat actually said the woman is “honored” by the beating (source). No one else seemed terribly surprised or upset by this.
An undercover report from progressive Sweden in 2012 found that 60% of mosques there actually advised beaten women not to report the abuse to the police. These women were also told that they must submit to non-consensual ‘sex’ with their husbands. (source)
In the birthplace of Islam, about half of Saudi women are beaten at home. “Hands and sticks were found to be used mostly in beating women, following by men’s head cover and to a lesser extent, sharp objects.” (source)
In 2016, the Council of Islamic Ideology proposed a bill – ironically named the Protection of Women against Violence Act – that actually included exceptions for “lightly beating” defiant wives. (source)
According to Islamic law, a husband may strike his wife for any one of the following four reasons:
She does not attempt to make herself beautiful for him (ie. “let’s herself go”)
She refuses to meet his sexual demands
She leaves the house without his permission or for a “legitimate reason”
She neglects her religious duties
It’s all because heavy trucks are so easy to get.
Oh wait! In Europe one holdover from the Guild System requires any tool of a trade, including a truck, can be used only by a licensed individual (belonging to the proper union). In the U.S., any housewife in flip-flops can rent a truck by the day.