Female behavior: an Islamic master class

Female behavior: an Islamic master class

Muslim preacher Sheik Abdel Moez al-Eila, above, told worshippers that women should be confined to their homes and submit whenever their husbands demand sex.

Sermonising at a mosque in Berlin’s southern Neukölln district, he said:

A woman must turn her home into a flourishing garden for her husband, so that he does not flee from her like a leper or a lion.

The sermon was delivered on January 23, but has only just come under broad public scrutiny after a video of the address surfaced on Sunday.

The imam went on to say that women should restrict themselves to taking care of their home, children and husband, and that only an overly “lenient” husband would allow his wife to work – “a big problem in the society in which we live [in Germany]”.

Al-Eila’s mostoutragous comments come at the end of the sermon, when he said that:

A woman is not allowed to refuse to sleep with her husband. She is not allowed to make excuses or use pretexts.

Berlin-based Islam researcher Ralph Ghadbhan said:

This sermon is an infraction of Article Three of the Constitution [Equality before the law] … it’s a crime against half of humanity. This attitude towards women has a stronger and stronger following among the Islamist side of Islam, it has a very strong Salafist orientation.

Ghadbhan added that there was a clear distinction between the traditions represented by al-Eila and mainstream German Muslims, remembering Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent comment that “Islam belongs to Germany”.

Merkel asked the Muslim federations to interpret their Islam in such a way that it fits with our society. She chose one of the currents within Islam, the liberal side. There are many more Muslims who no longer hold to these ancient traditions.

Ghadbhan said that preachers like al-Eila, an Egyptian citizen who regularly travels around Europe preaching at different mosques, are often supported by Islamic fundamentalist groups.

In the background are worldwide organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood, or they are financed from Saudia Arabia. It’s a network and the preachers move within it.

The Al-Nur mosque, which has been the focus of investigations in recent years, could not be reached for comment at the time of this report .

13 responses to “Female behavior: an Islamic master class”

  1. L.Long says:

    So what this isLame dimwit is saying,,,
    muslin males are so insecure and petty that they can’t handle or understand their wife’s needs. And if for some reason she ‘says no’ his mental stability is loose enough that he is justified to become enraged and rape and beat her into submission.
    This speaks volumes on how good isLame and the males are (not).

  2. Daz says:

    Welcome to the 1950s:

    Extract from Housekeeping Monthly, 1955.

    • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favourite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

    • Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you’ll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.

    • Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first – remember his topics of conversation are more important that yours.

    • Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.

    • Don’t complain if he’s late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.

    • Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.

    • Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember he is the master of the house and as such will always excercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.

    • A good wife always knows her place.


  3. AgentCormac says:

    And yet they demand respect, insist that their beliefs should be above question and call for anyone who criticises them to face retribution. How much longer are we prepared to pander to their so-called ‘religious sensitivities’?

  4. barriejohn says:

    Daz: I know Christians personally who haven’t moved on from those days one iota!

    Many times women who claim to be submissive are only outwardly going through the motions of submission while inwardly they are still resenting their position in life. A prayer of submission would be in order: “Father, help me to be content in the role you created me for and give me a submissive spirit, not only toward my mate, but also toward each member in the body of Christ. Let me serve and not expect to be served. Create within me a lamb-like spirit even as Christ our Lord had. Amen.”

    Real love is giving up what we would like to do in order to make another happy. We have all heard the old saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” If a wife has claimed her husband’s heart for Jesus, she might try reaching it through his stomach, if all else has failed. Then, when he asks why the sudden change, she can humbly say the Lord spoke to her about neglecting him and the home, and that Jesus very much wants happy homes and happy husbands.

  5. Robster says:

    They’re going backwards those fundamental muzzies. Dark ages not dark enough? Choose the Medieval. Stock up on those attractive beekeeper suits for the missus, don’t forget a chain for the ironing board and the sink. People afflicted with the Islamic nonsense can’t enjoy it, can they? and the women, surely they know what to expect.

  6. Trevor Blake says:

    Sheik al-Eila has preached the religion of Islam accurately, in context and in full agreement with over one thousand years Islamic history. Neither the letter nor the spirit of what he said is heretical, extremist, a distortion or a misinterpretation. This is Islam. And that is why Islam should be met with spitting contempt by every man, woman and child on the face of the Earth.

  7. Ex Patriot says:

    Islam and all religions are a plague on the world. I suspect there may be a lot of women and some men, myself included that would like to cut his balls off and shove them where the sun doesn’0t shine. That ass should not be allowed into any civilized country and as far as I care all the muslims can go back to there rat infested sand piles where they came from.

  8. Graham Martin-Royle says:

    It’s not muslim fundies that have this attitude, this is from The Friendly Atheist:

    It would appear that all religions have a problem with women and their rights.

  9. Daz says:


    Yeah. I had a thought: if I had to sum religion up in two lines…

    Thy women should know their place.
    Thou shalt not enjoy sex.

  10. Rob Andrews says:

    @Ex Patriot:

    Right…They’re saying and worse doing the kinds of things that no Muslims would have done/said 25 years-ago. That’s because their numbers are increasing in western democracies. I agree with you, we need to wake up to the real dangers of even a country with –let’s say-a 35 % Mislim population.

    CNN Report from late January 2014: A small town in Texas wants a new Mosque built with tax payer money. The city council has-so far-refused. But no religion would have even asked 25 years ago!!!
    Muslims are flexing their muscles!

  11. Stephen Turner says:

    I wonder if this guy is actually married. His wives can’t be doing their job if they let him go out dressed like that.

  12. Rob Andrews says:

    Here’s a joke I pick up from the web somewhere. But I don’t remember where:

    Q: What does a good Muslim do when the dishwasher stopps working?
    A: He slaps her around a little. : – ))

  13. Maggie says:

    One set of rules for men, another set for women, the latter being more restrictive. And people wonder why I’m not religious. It’s MAN-made unless of course there is a god and he believes women are second-class citizens. But that makes him a misogynistic pile of bovine excrement, in which case he can fuck off!