A Muslim cleric has issued a fatwa ordering a woman to agree to sex with her husband even if they are on the back of a camel, as he denounces the idea of marital rape as ‘made up by European people.’
UK Daily Mail Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria claims that, according to the Prophet Mohammed, a wife can only refuse her husband sex if she is menstruating, sick or just given birth. Her right to say no, he asserted, was lost the moment her father handed her to her new husband.
Zakaria told Malay Mail Online: ‘Even the Prophet says even when they’re riding on the back of the camel, when the husband asks her, she must give. ‘So there’s no such thing as rape in marriage. This is made by European people, why should we follow?’ Unsurprisingly, his religious edict and outrageous comments have horrified many in his home country of Malaysia and beyond.