Where could Shamshu Miah have gotten such a crazy idea as to think that Islam allowed him to beat his wife?
"Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that God has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God's guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them." -- Qur'an 4:34
"Muslim man who claimed religion allowed him to hit wife," by Owen Hughes for the Daily Post, February 13:
A Muslim man who claimed his religion entitled him to hit his wife has been given a community order.
Shamshu Miah, 58, of Alexandra Road, Llandudno, struck his wife three times after she did not get him a cigarette.
He later told police his religion allowed him to hit his wife if she did not do as she was told.
Yesterday Llandudno magistrates court heard his wife continued to support Miah, who suffered from bipolar episodes.
The court heard she wanted him to move back to the family home.
Miah was ordered to undertake community mental health treatment. He has to pay £85 costs.
--From "Jihad Watch" for February 13, 2013