In Mahmoud Rimawi’s column in Al Rai Today (could not find it online!) a read a ‘very nice’ statistic: 91% of university students polled by the Jordanian Human Right Center approve of wife beating.
An earlier study by another organization found out that a majority of WOMEN also supports the right of a husband to beat the wife.
Note: university students, not illiterates.
No one should be surprised (maybe we should be surprised at the high percentage!). These are the same universities that periodically witness mass fights with fists, sticks, stones and guns over tribal/personal incidents.
But it’s ok. Don’t get angry. There is no need for any re-examination of values here. And definitely no need with a confrontation with society (god forbid). After all, Imperialism and Globalization are the REAL REASON behind all of this. Have a nice day.
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