Six out of ten mosques in Sweden gave women advice about how to deal with spousal abuse and polygamy that contradicted Swedish law, a media investigation has revealed.
- City slammed for ‘special treatment’ of Muslim kids (11 May 12)
- Swedish mosque starts ‘halal’ dating site (16 Dec 11)
- Muslim man kicked off train for praying (3 Nov 11)
Using hidden cameras and telephone recording equipment, two women posing as abused spouses visited ten of Sweden’s largest mosques as part of a report put together by Sveriges Television (SVT) investigative news programme “Uppdrag granskning”.
The women then asked leaders at the mosques for advice about how to address issues such as polygamy, assault and non-consensual sex.
Six out of the ten mosques visited by the women, who had also claimed that their husbands had multiple wives, told them that they should nevertheless agree to have sex with their husbands even if they didn’t want to.
Six of the mosques also advised the women against reporting spousal abuse to the police. Leaders at another mosque were divided on the issue, while women received vague advice from yet another mosque.
I am hoping that some kind speaker of Swede, will come forward and help translate this documentary available here, for English subtitles. If anyone would like to do that, please leave a comment and I will contact you. I have tools that might make the job a little easier.