Stupid Muslimas of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia explain why it’s ok for their husbands to beat them

TODAY show host Ben Fordham has called out an Islamic group which produced a video claiming it was acceptable for men to hit their wives “gently” using short sticks and pieces of fabric.

The video, which was shot during an all-women’s event in Sydney’s west and posted to Facebook by the women’s branch of Hizb Ut-Tahrir, was revealed by The Australian newspaper this morning.

It features two Muslim women explaining that according to their understanding of Islam, men can discipline their wives by “hitting” them with a small stick or twisted scarf so as not to cause pain.

“It’s very evident that this is symbolic in nature,” one of the women said.