A video shared by an Islamic organization appears to show Muslim women defending the practice of wife-beating and rallying against portrayals of it being “barbaric.”

According to TheMercury.au, the video was shared on Facebook by Hizib ut-Tahrir – a “radical Islamic political movement.”

In the video, Reem Allouche – who identifies herself as a primary school teacher in Sydney, Australia – discusses the topic with a woman by the name of Atika Latifi.

Allouche begins by describing texts in Islamic scripture that discuss wife-beating as “not as what people have understood or what people would like to have understood.”

“It’s symbolic,” Allouche says, to which Latifi chimes, “and a beautiful blessing.”

As The Austrailian reports, the pair goes on to tell their audience of 26 (veiled) women that Muslim husbands are the leaders in marriage and, as such, “it goes hand in hand that he would have the right to undertake disciplinary measures.”

Latifi goes on to bring out a “sivaak,” or small stick to demonstrate the appropriate – by Muslim standards – object for a man to beat his wife with.

“I got one because I wanted to show you,” she says. Allouche takes it from Latifi and hits her with it.

The pair further discusses other objects that a Muslim man may use to beat his wife, including “a coiled scarf” and “a folded handkerchief.”

And what warrants a beating, according to the women?

“Disobedience to the husband,” says Latifi. “Immoral acts or cheating. Admitting anyone to the home that the husband doesn’t like.”

The women go on to agree that the practice of wife-beating is necessary to “promote tranquility” in the home.

See the full clip below.

This video did not sit well with a number of people, including Australian TV host Ben Fordham.

The TODAY show host compared the video to recent comments made by Australian Federation of Islamic Councils President Keysar Trad, who stated an angry Muslim husband can beat his wife as a “last resort.”

“When you have people in positions of power spreading dangerous messages, it is important to call them out,” said Fordham according to 9news.com.au.

“It’s never okay to hit your wife. Never. That’s called assault. If you hit a woman, you’re a coward. It’s not okay to hit your wife gently, or softly, or occasionally or any other way you want to spin it.”

He also stated that “these views belong to some but not all followers of the Islamic faith.”

Other critics of the video, however, see it as a sign of the deep-rooted problems with Islam.

Replying to a tweet by Rita Panahi criticizing the video, @vyoman said, “an ideology based on blind submission, rejecting God given free choice to reason, means violence will be used to ensure conformance.”

“Hear that feminists?” wrote @ChrisTo17237777. “The [Muslims] said it. What about honor killings, acid mutilations, or genital mutilation, among other thingies?”

“Put the ban in effect,” wrote @Prince_Of_Doges. “I’m tired of Islam apologists.”

The Austrailian


    Y’all never read 50 Shades?

    • Marcus

      Idk, I guess if the wife likes that her husband is ‘doing his duty’ when he hits her then it’s like the 50 Shades situation. 2 consenting adults. The problem is, this is not the situation in reality.

      • ShadowSandy

        Far less sexy to be punished violently than sexfully. Bdsm is meant to tantalize, activate the nerve endings with well placed stings of pain. This enhances sensation, not cause “real” pain. This is safe, sane, consent style.

        Not repeated blows given in anger, meant to cause agonizing pain cannot be equivalent. That is assault.

        • CORMAC___NJ

          Thank you for making my point. Islam is barbaric and if you read the 1000000 other comments I have posted around the web, you will see I don’t support any of their horrible teachings.

          The problem is that western culture has created a phony consensus that women are attracted to wimpy guys and that they want them to be, at most, cuddly toys in bed, and more often, they want the man to be submissive.

          Every single sex scene in every move made in the last 25 years starts with the women jumping on top of the man in a way that, if the genders were reversed, would be deemed assault.

          And most women know in their hearts that’s not what they want. I’m not saying they want an abusive husband, but they do want a dominant man. That’s why, when 50 shades came out, mediocre as it may be, the thing sold bazillions of copies.

          The net effect of all this is that messages like the one these women are peddling start to sound appealing, especially to those who don’t understand that there is nothing playful or, in many cases, even consensual about the beatings Muslim men give their wives.

          And since western men have been pussified to the point that they’re paying money to be turned into women, they aren’t doing anything to counter the image of being hopelessly bad sex partners.

    • Mabsies

      The BDSM community calls that book 50 shades of ABUSE because it goes completely against the SSC (Safe, Sane, Consent) standards of the community. No act in the community is without consent because without it you have abuse.

      • Marcus

        I see- never read or saw it, actually. I meant to compare Islam to just Bdsm…

        • Mabsies

          You actually can’t compare the two because anyone in the BDSM community will slam down that every thing you do to another person has to have consent 110%. My partner can not lay his hands on me in any way that I have not consented to in the moment of a “Scene” Nor can he ever lay a hand on me without consent outside of a scene. In that instant there are repercussions if consent is not given.Unlike in the religion discussed there is no consent they’re husbands can lay their hands on them when the husbands deem fitting.

          • AverageJoe1987

            Not even outside the scene he can lay hands on you?

            So what, do you yell “RAPE” if your significant other puts his arm around you without first asking if it’s okay?

          • Thomas Ktwentyone

            dumbass – that’s totally irrelevant

          • CORMAC___NJ

            Completely agree about the consent thing, although I couldn’t care less about the “BDSM community.”

        • Mabsies

          Also where the “Sane” part of the SSC in the BDSM community comes in.

        • you are better off comparing it to Nazi Germany, it’s a closer ideology with subjugation and elimination of the non master race species

      • Pearlbuck

        Who gave “The BDSM community” the final say on ANYthing, you clown? And WHAT are you talking about re: 50 Shades? You actually have no idea what you’re talking about, do you? No, you don’t.

        • Mabsies


        • ShadowSandy

          I think she does… and asking her how she knows… well seems obvious eh? ????????

        • CORMAC___NJ

          If you are responding to me, I 100% agree with your first statement about the “BDSM community.”

          As far as the 50 shades reference (which was me that brought that in) I don’t mention it to compare Sharia to consensual sex, but I do think it’s worth considering how women feel about their physical relationships with men.

          • Pearlbuck

            Yeah, understand, wasn’t responding to you.

    • AverageJoe1987

      There’s a difference between stuff done during BDSM where both parties discuss what is and isn’t okay and come up with a safe word, and spousal abuse.

      What these Muslim idiots are advocating is spousal abuse.

      • CORMAC___NJ

        I think safe words are for people that don’t have real trust and good communication.

    • MAGA Mama

      You are comparing a real life violent ideology intent on subjugating the western world to a book of fiction?

      • CORMAC___NJ

        No. I’m just offering an explanation of why these women might get away with saying what they are saying.

        • MAGA Mama

          But that’s ultimately about sexual gratification, whereas these women are in a submissive culture where they literally are thought of as property and are stoned/beat/hung etc for perceived misbehavior. It’s not like they are discussing how turned on they get when their husbands beat them, lol.

    • Melodie Hoffman-Johnson

      50 Shades is a fictional book. And whatever happens within the fictional book are between consenting adults,supposedly. What people do as consenting adults is up to them. This is a religion,not a fictional book,and women within this “religion” are abused against their will. This video is nothing more than propaganda.Check out beatings on youtube and tell us if the women there look like they are consenting to the abuse. 50 Shades to me is abuse. Smut but also abuse.But still a fictional book from the authors imagination. No compassion at all.

  • Jeff Dean

    barbaric indeed. this made me sick.

  • Pat Patrix

    The religion of piece. As in do what they say or they’ll blow you into fucking pieces.

  • Gaia Miranda

    Delusional at best. These women are living in the stone age.

  • Soleil

    “It’s symbolic, erotic” Allouche says, to which Latifi chimes, “and a beautiful blessing.”.

    Some women do not know the difference between fantasy and reality. Others, like the “feminists” are self hating women.

  • Freudz Wet Dream

    I agree. These two women should be beaten.

  • Ilana L

    I am not sorry to say, I listen to the babbling of these two idiotic brainwashed fools meditating over straw kashers, I felt nauseated. They are bound women in more ways than one.
    When we talk about submission in other religions to a greater power or deity who is our Holy Creator, we talk a deity that loves and respects what He has caused to be created. These two are so disrespectful to their life and the lives of others that they can advocate harm to their ‘sisters’ because they deny woman the right of responsiblity, intelligence and ability.They are sick and twisted.

    • PunJabber

      But “islam” means submission! Men bow to allah, women bow to men, dhimmi bow to muslims, bow, wow, wow! (Of course they hate dogs; they are competitors for the position of abject slave.)

  • Molly

    These women are completely brainwashed and insane.

  • oneye

    Listen to Charles Manson the group leader of the cult a cult called Islam. They have you pray a hundred times a day to keep you in their transe. Kill them dirty jews they say. Kill the infidel’s they say. What but a Charles Manson would say beat your wife and if you leave our cult we will kill you.

  • Midak

    It’s astounding. Logic is fleeting. Madness takes its toll.

  • Pearlbuck

    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. 😉

  • gregzotta

    The United States does not want nor need what has been happening to the various countries in Europe with the invasion of Muslims. Muslims will not assimilate into the American culture and Sharia Law is not compatible with the US Constitution. Islam is a political and military system masquerading as a religion. Their prophet Mohammed was a pedophile rapist, slaver and mass murderer. Muslims believe the infidels will have to convert to Islam, be enslaved or be killed. Muslims can lie to the infidel to promote Islam called Taqiyya, so they cannot be trusted. The Muslim Brotherhood calls for a “Civilization-Jihadist Process,” in which they would destroy the Western civilization from within. They said they would use the Constitution, such as the First Amendment right of Freedom of Religion against the US to further their goal of World Islam. They state, we do not want to democratize Islam, we want to Islamize democracy. That is what we want. “We Will Raise The Flag Of Allah In The White House.” They will try to push Sharia law on this country if the American people do not wake up. Again, Islam is not compatible with the US Constitution and the American culture.

  • Raspberry bibingka

    Nice snuggies

  • Michael Henn

    i suppose woman like these needs a man to be in charge of them

  • ytuque

    50 shades of Mohammad?

  • ineradicable

    Imagine if Monty Python did a parody sketch of this and it would have been hilarious.

  • One-Eye

    Australian ‘ethnic’ station SBS is drenched in anti-white propaganda right now. It has a whole series called ‘Own Up To Racism’. The only result can be that you are racist.

    They even screen Samantha Bee’s deeply unappealing Democratic propaganda show. There’s no possibility of any alternative ideas being represented on that channel.

  • AverageJoe1987

    The only time it’s okay to hit a woman is if your wife or girlfriend likes playful spanking in the bedroom.

  • Deo Fayte

    Typical simplistic mentality of not wanting to face the reality that your experiences were shit, your worldview shit, so instead of facing that reality you spread the delusion and seek others to back up the delusion.

  • Steven Hughes

    Why are they not allowed to beat their husbands ? Is it to do with women are worth half that of a man in islam ?
    These women are hostages and should be rescued .

  • Dante Alighieri

    “It’s symbolic,” Allouche says, to which Latifi chimes, “and a beautiful blessing.”


    Quran (38:44) – “And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with it, and do not break your oath…” Allah telling Job to beat his wife (Tafsir).

    Quran (4:34) – “Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them…

    Ya, right. It’s just symbolic.

  • Terry Hudson

    Barbaric religion, stupid women.

  • Theo Klaase

    Such a ‘peaceful’ religion… In 12 Muslim countries, gays can be put do death… That’s not radical – that is mainstream Islam.

  • James Manbat Ba-oh

    nope not internalized misogyny at all

  • Our Bloody Mary Hospital

    Liberalism: Women are abusive toward men, the men are cucks and ask for it.
    Islam: Men are abusive toward women, the women are cucks and ask for it.

    They are truly made for each other.

  • Suzanne

    They seem to be reading a script. They keep looking down at the papers in front of them.

    • christy

      That’s because their husbands told them what to say. If you ask me it’s a ploy make a couple of women justify this to show that it’s not REALLY as bad as you think and soften people up even more. It starts off as something small, oh I hit you with a piece of cloth then it escalates to oh I just hit you with a stick next thing you know it has escalated to a switch then finally it has escalated to the point that it’s out right beating. It’s called conditioning. The radical Islams make the others who aren’t as violent look somewhat decent but anyone who thinks violence of ANY KIND is ok is just as bad only more subtle and it conditions people to accept future violence in increasing severity. That’s what I’m seeing anyway, but it’s just my opinion. I’m no expert though.

  • John Ceglarski

    If you bothered to read about islam you would know it is not a religion but rather a supremisist misogynistic death cult that was founded by an illiterate pedophile phycopath and has caused the death of over 240 million people and counting. Like most people that are ignorant of the islamic political/military system you completely gloss over the fact that the quaran calls for the death or conversion of ALL other human beings on the planet. That is why I believe the Latin maxim “hostis humani generis” is the most fitting term used to describe it. The closest I can come in contemporary description would be to tell you to watch some Star Trek episodes that feature The BORG as the antagonist. Involuntary violent assimilation is what islam is all about.

    • Wingovation

      And if you bothered to read the comments and topic of discussion, you will see no one here disagrees with you, you pretentious douchebag.

      • John Ceglarski

        And maybe you could mind your own buissness since the person I wrote that post for deleted their comment and my post was not pretentious to the person I was writing to.

    • CORMAC___NJ

      If you were replying to someone else’s comment, you didn’t do it right. You need to click on “reply.”

      And wingovation is right – no one here disagrees with you.

      • John Ceglarski

        Thanks for that. I didnt THINK I was being snitty. Oh well.

  • This embedded video must be an April Fool’s joke.

    I can’t wrap my head around this type of mindset/thinking.

  • Amerigy

    These women seem to be intelligent, educated women, yet they seem to rationalize and justify their own oppression because they have been brainwashed into thinking that their god meant it that way. What nut jobs.

  • Thomas Ktwentyone

    Can’t listen to all that babbling – where are the juicy parts?

  • Anti-Citizen

    I agree with them

  • Whaaaaaaat??

  • Adnil Yelkam

    hitting someone with a folded scarf isn’t exactly a beating.

  • dipflo

    as long as I can opt for some hard liquor before beating the shit out of these two women. I can do it without being drunk, but the booze will make my performance a lot more fluid. (pardon the pun)

  • b_animal

    you women are dumbasses we don’t want this shit in america sorry leave now

  • BH

    when stupidness is near to holyness

  • Bullwinkle Eats Vegemite

    These women aren’t thinking straight, why are they thinking about disobeying their husbands in the first place, to warrant disciplinary action.
    These women aren’t devoted to their husbands enough.
    This is a sign of modern times.

  • der neue Humanist


  • Sway Dawn

    That’s called Stockholm syndrome.

  • Scott Creedon

    What happens when a culture has not had the experience of the renaissance and the age of enlightenment .

  • Lemane Millers

    This is out of the mouths of educated woman, why did they ever move to western countries if this is their view, it takes woman back 100years and all that we have worked for with equality.There is no place in western society for Muslims that are dedicated to the Koran because this would be their view whether they are honest about it or not is another thing.

  • Em

    Who are these bitches trying to convince? Us or themselves? They are clearly suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.

  • I can’t add anything but ‘wow,’ that’s a messed up ideology. Yep, start hitting with a handkerchief and then bump that one up. I am sorry for Australia, once stronger than this.

  • O’Really

    It’s all clear now. Husbands should only hit their wives nicely when they disobey. I’m this close to converting.

  • Sue

    Islamic BULLSHIT

  • glos

    Religion that has a chapter on women in their holy book has a problem. The Gospels do not have any ‘Women’ chapters, because they are a message to human beings, not just to men.

  • Liberal

    They are NOT Australian.
    There is no such thing as an Australian “Muslim”.
    These sub-human interlopers must be expelled or exterminated.