Aarhus Municipality has decided to halt plans for a super mosque after a TV2 documentary revealed that a Sharia council prohibited a Muslim woman in the city from divorcing her abusive husband and even denying him sex.
The council at the Fredens Moske in Aarhus informed the woman she would be in breach of Sharia law.
Aarhus mayor Jacob Bundsgaard explained that the series, ‘Moskeerne bag sløret’ (the mosques behind the veil), had led him to reconsider the massive super mosque project that the city had already approved.
“It’s always been an underlying prerequisite that only moderate powers would be exercised in the Muslim society,” Bundsgaard told DR Nyheder.
“But my trust in the project is gone with these revelations, and the natural consequence must be that the project is cancelled. It’s a shame for the vast majority of moderate Muslims, but it’s their responsibility to condemn those who don’t want to be integrated – like those who pressure a woman to go back to her abusive husband and to let him rape her.”
The TV2 documentary series revealed that three members of the Sharia council told a woman that she could not divorce her husband even though she had been subjected to physical abuse. The clip was the latest in a long line of controversies to emerge from the series. Last week, hidden camera footage showed imams at the highly controversial Grimhøj Mosque saying that adulterers should be stoned and that children should be beaten for not praying.
This is Islam, everyday run of the mill Islam.
The reference to “moderate Muslims” is a red herring. Islam is not and never has been “moderate”.
For a Muslim to condemn Sharia law as the mayor recommends is to commit an act of blasphemy which is punishable by death.