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Is Rape in Muslim Marriage Possible?
by Stephen Brown
It is just one more reason to ban Sharia law in the West.
A Muslim cleric in Great Britain ignited a storm of protest last week when it was revealed he had stated earlier this year there was no such thing as rape within marriage. Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, who heads the Sharia Council of Britain that runs, according to Britain's Independent newspaper, the country's "largest network of Islamic courts," made his appalling statement during an interview last March with the blog, The Samosa.
"Clearly there cannot be any rape within the marriage," he said. "Maybe aggression, maybe indecent activity…Because when they got married the understanding was that sexual intercourse was part of the marriage, so there cannot be anything against sex in marriage."
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