Turkish woman ordered to pay for her husband’s swollen hand, resulting from him beating her

A woman in Ankara has been ordered to pay compensation to her husband after his hand became swollen while beating her, Turkish media has reported.

According to daily Milliyet, police saved the woman and her child after they took refuge from beating with their neighbor. After the court case began, the woman and the child were moved to a shelter home, but the man continued to beat her during times when he used his visitation rights to see their child.

The Ankara Prosecutor’s Office later charged both spouses with injuring each other, citing a forensics report that detected the man’s swollen hand and a scratch on his chest. During the hearings, the woman said she would not file a complaint either for being beaten or for the threats that her husband was still making…

  • Islam invented Women’s rights you know.

    • BillyHW

      You should have seen how bad things were for women before Mo came around.

  • The Butterfly

    Butterflies never get beaten. Butterflies never cry.

  • I had to read this twice so I could understand what I was reading.

    • Frau Katze

      So did I. She sounds like she’s thoroughly cowed by her husband.

      • Kaye

        I just wonder sometimes how Islamic society can function, even from a practical standpoint, with this sort of thing being so typical. But the damn thing (Islam) has been around for however many centuries now – depressing thought. Sigh.

        • canminuteman

          By our standards I would argue that they don’t function. The Islamic countries are pretty much at the bottom of any list of human achievements.

        • It can’t.

      • Of course she is. He beat her so much that he hurt his hand.

        And the EU still wants Turkey as a member state.

  • WalterBannon

    moderate muslims just being moderate

    turkey really is the shining example of progressive islam

  • Jay Currie

    Are you people criticizing Islam? Don’t you know that’s rascist!!!!!

    • Minicapt

      And you are threatening genocide!


  • JoKeR

    I am waiting for all the feminist columnists to write against this ruling and tenet of Islam.

  • Bless his heart

    Islam must end.

    • Mo Sulimani

      maybe in your dreams

      • Bless his heart

        God shall guide men’s hands to kill all of the evildoing Muslims. It will end. You have planned the war and are carrying it out according to your law. You shall all lose. If not now, then eventually. Hundreds of millions and maybe billions shall die. Islam will end. By your own rules we have every right to end it.

  • David Murrell

    I like the part about the Prosecutor’s Office charging the wife for injuring the husband’s hand. A real breathrough in Islamic jurispudence, that.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Women aren’t generally supportive of one another despite your western liberal delusions. This is why Muslim polygamy exists. Because women always turn on one another. In fact 1st wife, 2nd, 3rd and 4th is a clear hierarchy. First wife his the first children but quickly retires to the role of household manager when second wife is brought in for sex-duty. 3rd wife is an assistant 2nd wife often brought in to produce boy children if second wife can’t. 4th wife is little more than a slave to the other 3.

  • MannieP

    Barbarians in barbaric countries, acting barbarically. Turkey almost made it into the Civilized world. Almost. They are now returning to the abyss.