‘Beat her in a way that doesn’t turn her skin red’: Islamic preacher tells Sydney mosque audience it’s OK for a husband to bash his wife

This is everyday Islam.

A visiting Islamic preacher from Iran told a Sydney mosque it is okay for a husband to beat his wife as long as he doesn’t leave any red marks.

Sheikh Taleb al-Khozaei, a Shia cleric aligned with the Iranian theocracy, was a guest lecturer at the Hussainayet Ale Yassin Mosque at Sefton, in Sydney’s west.

In an Arabic language sermon, he said it was permissible for husbands to lightly beat their wives ‘as a last resort’ if they had been disobedient.

The western Sydney mosque which organised the visit has condemned that sermon promoting domestic violence and has vowed to bar him from returning.

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