EGYPTIAN TV DEBATE ABOUT WIFE BEATING: IT IS THE HUSBAND’S “QURANIC RIGHT” TO BEAT HIS WIFE; THE PURPOSE IS TO HUMILIATE HER

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During a TV debate on wife beating, Egyptian TV host Said Hassassin quoted a statistic that said that Egypt is number one worldwide in wives beating their husbands. Egyptian researcher Huwayda Abdul Khaleq said that according to shari’a law, a man may beat his wife after he has admonished her verbally and left the conjugal bed. She also said that the purpose of the beating is to humiliate the wife. Egyptian lawyer Ayman Mahfouz claimed that it is his Quranic right to beat his wife, and that it is the woman’s job to defuse her husband’s anger. He said that the woman is partly responsible because her actions lead to the beatings. The debate aired on Al-Rafideen + TV (Egypt) on October 29, 2018.