German police raid mosques to confiscate banned Saudi book that extols the joys of wife-beating

WIFE-BEATING is a legitimate and recommended punishment in Islam.

But under German law, this book’s chapter on corporal punishment of women is both discriminatory to women and an incitement to assault, a police spokesman said.

Police raided 30 mosques in Germany on Wednesday to seize all copies of a Saudi book which encourages wife-beating. In the southern city of Stuttgart, police said Germany’s national office for checking harmful books had objected to the German translation from Arabic of the book, entitled Women under the Protection of Islam.

Police all over the country, including the capital Berlin, visited mosques and Islamic community offices to seize the book and also took away computers and discs as part of an inquiry. Monsters & Critics