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UK's Muslim TV: Wives must not refuse sex with spouse
by Martin Bentham
Britain's leading Muslim TV channel was accused of encouraging "marital rape" and promoting other intolerant views of women in a report on extremism published today.
The report by think tank Quillam says that the London-based Islam Channel broadcast comments saying that "the idea a woman cannot refuse her husband relations" was "not strange" and was instead part of "maintaining a strong marriage".
It says that the channel also broadcast advice that a wife should not leave her home without her husband's permission and that a woman who wears perfume in public is a prostitute.
The think tank, which is calling for an investigation by broadcasting watchdog Ofcom, also accuses the channel of advertising talks by al Qaeda-supporting preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who is alleged to have inspired failed Detroit bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and of giving a platform to other extremist Islamists.
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