German judge stirs protest by citing Quran
Experts, Muslim leaders condemn ruling that agrees a Muslim husband may beat his wife

FRANKFURT, GERMANY — A German judge has stirred a storm of protest by citing the Quran in turning down a German Muslim’s request for a speedy divorce on the ground that her husband beat her.

…the judge, Christa Datz-Winter, noted that the couple came from a Moroccan cultural milieu, in which it is common for husbands to beat their wives. The Quran, she wrote in her decision, sanctions such abuse.

The ruling was condemned by politicians, legal experts and Muslim leaders in Germany, many of whom said they were confounded that a German judge would put seventh-century Islamic religious teaching ahead of German law in deciding a case of domestic violence.

The court in Frankfurt removed Datz-Winter from the case on Wednesday, saying it could not justify her reasoning…Muslim leaders agreed that Muslims living here must be judged by the German legal code

Point being: Don’t you get it, Westerners? We decide when, where and how Sharia is to be implemented in your societies — not you!

I nominate Datz-Winter for the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s a rare thing indeed to find someone willing to put her job on the line to make a point that will ultimately benefit society, such as the point Datz-Winter was making here. The indignant legal experts and politicians are missing that point: Datz-Winter is setting a very important precedent, one cemented by this clear, concise reaction, so let’s put it on the record:

“Every so often, there are individual rulings that seem completely incomprehensible,” [Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries] said.

The mass-circulation Bild daily asked in a front-page article: “Where are we living?” The left-leaning Tageszeitung headlined its Thursday edition: “In the name of the people: Beating allowed.”

“The legal and moral concepts of Sharia have nothing to do with German jurisprudence,” Wolfgang Bosbach, a lawmaker with the Christian Democrats, told N24 television. “One thing must be clear: In Germany only German law applies. Period.”

Ronald Pofalla, the party’s general secretary, told Bild: “When the Quran is put above the German constitution, I can only say: Good night, Germany.”

Representatives of Germany’s Muslim population were also critical of the ruling. The country’s Central Council of Muslims said that the judge “absolutely should have ruled in line with the German constitution.”

Now if only they could remember this on days when they’re trying to incorporate Sharia into our systems.

Let’s look just one more time at one line from the first item:

The ruling was condemned by politicians, legal experts and Muslim leaders in Germany, many of whom said they were confounded that a German judge would put seventh-century Islamic religious teaching ahead of German law in deciding a case of domestic violence.

What’s this? All of a sudden, the Koran isn’t good enough? It’s not the “perfect book” anymore? Now it’s just a seventh-century “relic,” as some Muslims are now calling the passage? Next thing you know, they’ll be flushing Korans down the toilet.