Saturday, August 30, 2008

Spengler should know better

On a
post on Spengler's website dated March 11, 2008, he wrote:

"Within the vast collection of hadith, or apocryphal sayings of Mohammed, are to be found explicit support for female genital mutilation and wife-beating."

Spengler neglected to mention that, in fact, wife-beating is explicitly commended in the Koran itself, 4:34.

Such a slip indicates ignorance, not haste. Spengler should know better -- particularly as he has been thinking and writing about Islam for years now.

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