Thursday, October 14, 2010

UK Muslim Cleric who runs sharia courts says rape is not possible in marriage.

Yah, Sharia court is totally great for the west.
A senior Muslim cleric who runs the country's largest network of sharia courts has sparked controversy by claiming that there is no such thing as rape within marriage.

Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, said that men who rape their wives should not be prosecuted because "sex is part of marriage". And he claimed that many married women who alleged rape were lying.

His comments have angered senior police officers, who say that such statements undermine the work they do to encourage women to report rape, a notoriously under-reported crime.

Sheikh Sayeed made the comments in an interview with the blog The Samosa, before reiterating them later when contacted by The Independent.

He told the website: "Clearly there cannot be any rape within the marriage. Maybe aggression, maybe indecent activity... Because when they got married, the understanding was that sexual intercourse was part of the marriage, so there cannot be anything against sex in marriage. Of course, if it happened without her desire, that is no good, that is not desirable."

Later he told this newspaper: "In Islamic sharia, rape is adultery by force. So long as the woman is his wife, it cannot be termed as rape. It is reprehensible, but we do not call it rape."

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vincent Kartheiser (Pete) from Mad Men hates his role on Josh Whedon's Angel?

Interesting answer from NYMAG interview:
You also worked on Angel, which is another show where the writers were always defying audience expectations.

Yeah, umm … I’ll just say yeah. I’ll just say yeah.

No comment on Angel then?
I’ll just say yeah.

David Boreanaz also refuses to discuss anything about Angel as if they are embarrassed to have been on the show. Weird.