SNIPPET OF THE DAY - AT 9:46 A.M. ET:
A Muslim religious channel in Britain is being censored after allowing presenters on air to condone marital rape and violence toward women, and for calling women who wear perfume in mosques "prostitutes." The U.K. Daily Mail reports that in one program, the host told viewers that it was “not strange” and “not such a big problem” for a man to force his wife to have sex. The U.K.'s T.V. watchdog, Ofcom, ruled the Islam Channel breached the broadcasting code in five different programs between May 2008 and October 2009.
And they're finally taking action now, more than a year later? I wonder how many women were abused as a result of these teachings in the year it took Britain's TV "watchdog" to start watching. And I wonder where so-called "women's" groups were. They're certainly silent here.
November 10, 2010