Not permissible under any circumstance

Sometimes they just twitch the curtain aside so that no one can fail to see that the whole point is to put men totally in charge of women so that no woman is allowed to say no to sex with her owner.

Like the president of the Maldives for instance.

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has refused to ratify a bill that seeks to partially criminalize marital rape, calling it “un-Islamic.”

The parliament voted 67-2 last month to limit a husband’s right to have non-consensual sex with his wife. The bill says a husband cannot force his wife to have sex if the couple have filed for divorce, dissolution or mutual separation, and if the intent is to transmit a sexual disease.

That’s a very narrow law. I would have thought it was narrow enough to satisfy even the most conservative of theocrats. That’s a law that says it’s fine for a husband to rape his wife except only if the couple have filed for divorce, dissolution or mutual separation, and/or if the intent is to transmit a sexual disease. Any time it’s just a matter of he wants to fuck and she doesn’t, he’s totally allowed to force her to fuck.

And yet even that is “un-Islamic.”

Yameen vetoed the bill about a week after the vice president of the Maldives Fiqh Academy, Mohamed Iyaz Abdul Latheef, criticized its passage saying the Quran and the Sunnah, or the teachings of Islam, do not give a wife the authority to deny sex to her husband.

“With the exception of forbidden forms of sexual intercourse, such as during menstrual periods and anal intercourse, it is not permissible under any circumstance for a woman to refrain from it when the husband is in need,” Latheef said.

Makes it brutally clear, doesn’t it. The husband is a person and the wife is a thing that the person owns. Islam doesn’t give her “the authority” to act like a person herself, so the husband is totally permitted to treat her like a thing.

At a victory rally following the presidential run-off vote last November, Yameen said his coalition had received a mandate “to save the Maldivian nation, to protect the sacred religion of Islam.”

The Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago of about 330,000 people, claims to have a 100 percent Muslim population. Its constitution states that “no law contrary to any tenet of Islam shall be enacted.”

The sacred religion of Men In Charge, is what it is.



  1. Pierce R. Butler says

    Anyone who wants “to save the Maldivian nation” really should concentrate on reducing greenhouse gas emissions before worrying about anything else.

  2. aziraphale says

    Pierce, he probably thinks that we don’t need to do anything about climate change because the world is in God’s hands.

  3. Al Dente says

    If a couple has filed for divorce, dissolution or mutual separation then they are no longer living as husband and wife, even if they’re still under the same roof.

  4. says

    That’s the thing, though. The Maldives is one of the countries that has strongly criticized the outside world for creating the climate crisis that’s going to drown the country. They are the country that held a cabinet meeting underwater to highlight the problem. So this clearly a case where it’s entirely possible to believe scientific evidence of one thing and cling to religious law in another thing.

  5. Katherine Woo says

    Well according to mighty Allah:

    Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you, so come to your place of cultivation however you wish and put forth [righteousness] for yourselves. And fear Allah and know that you will meet Him. And give good tidings to the believers. — 2:223

    Looks like the Prez knows his Quran (although I am sure apologists will have a dozen different excuses).

  6. karmacat says

    He talks about men NEEDing sex. So he is saying these men so pathetic that they can’t go without sex

  7. rnilsson says

    Not so mighty, then? Unlike all the mighty Allah. Who are one. Too many?

    Looks like Prez knows where this law would put him. How low can he sink? Time will tell. May he pray for good tides, forever, amen.

  8. latsot says

    There are arbitrary forbidden forms of sexual intercourse, but rape is not one of them. Yes, says it all.

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