Muslim leader Keysar Trad tells Andrew Bolt a husband can beat his wife – but he should only use his fists as ‘a last resort’

Muslim community leader Keysar Trad says an angry husband can beat his wife as ‘a last resort’.

The president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils made the remarks after Sky News presenter Andrew Bolt quoted a verse from the Koran, saying: ‘It is permissible for him [the husband] to beat her [the wife] light with his hands.’

The controversial Muslim leader, who has previously called for polygamy in Australia, said he had studied the text with ‘a number of Islamic scholars’ to reach a conclusion about the meaning of the verse.

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