When should you beat your wife? There’s an iPhone App for that!

There has been a whole lot of talk on our article “Muslim-only housing development in Barbados” with people giving this opinion and that opinion about what Islam is, says and does. So we thought we’d re-publish a few articles that let the Koran speak for itself. Here’s one on when and how men should beat their wives.

“Thanks to the Apple iPhone though, I now have a guide to when it is permissible and advisable to discipline and even beat my wife. This is not something I’m taking lightly, so I did my research and I’ve found an iPhone App that deals with this important question: When should you beat your wife?”

Barbados Free Press

by ‘Thomas the plumber’

The Apple iPhone is an amazing piece of technology. Anything you want to know, you’ve got it in your hand with just a few queries. Last month in the middle of installing a sink I found that the new (EU) standard connector wouldn’t marry up with the 70 year old pipes I was dealing with. (I hate renovations. Give me new construction anytime!) What to do? Easy! Within a couple of minutes I was off to the store for the exact parts I needed for the transition… thanks to iPhone and Google.

Google is one thing, but iPhone apps take being a plumber to a whole new level. With Plumber Pro, I manage all my jobs, my clients, issue hourly and parts invoices, send estimates and process credit cards for smaller jobs. All from my iPhone. At the end of the week I send the…

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29 responses to “When should you beat your wife? There’s an iPhone App for that!

  1. Robert Storey.

    I don’t need an App to beat the wife, she gets a good hiding when I have had a box of wine – she loves it.

  2. thin edge of the wedge

    pity she does not belt you back and stop your mouth from talking crap

  3. Dompey

    Are you serious? In the age of Domestic -violence, do really think that this is the appropriate topic for discussion. Even if there is an App for such conduct, do you really think that it is acceptable to entertain such an idea? I think it is insensetive and a blattantly disrespectful to women everywhere. If it comes to a point where you have to put your hands on your Wife, it is time to bring the union to an immediate end. It is better you hit the wall before to bring yourself to this low point in your relationship; your wife would respect you for it.

  4. Dompey

    @ To how it may concern

    You ought not put you hands on any woman, under any circumstance and I am speaking to the men folk.

  5. BFP

    Actually Dompey, the topic of when and how to beat your wife is broadly discussed in the Middle East media and Muslim clergy. There are some excellent videos on the size of stick to use, etc. For instance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Tw7WhH_aQ

    “Allah honoured wives by instituting the punishment of beatings”

    Then how to do it, why, when etc.

    Here is another Muslim holy man explaining how, when etc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL2BB459A6B60312F8&v=Wp3Eam5FX58

    All based upon the Koran. If you have a problem with that, don’t blame me, talk to the Muslims who ‘misunderstand’ the Koran!

  6. BFP

    QURAN 4:34 – “Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely God is high, supreme.”

  7. Earnest

    Excellent post BFP

  8. BFP

    Thank you, Earnest.

    It is a difficult subject because the Jihadists and diversionists immediately attempt to monopolize any conversation and shout down well documented discussion and concerns with charges of racism etc – all the while as hundreds of thousands of Christians are being eliminated and driven from their homes by Muslims in the Middle East and Africa.

  9. Mark

    What’s your point? You can find extreme and difficult to justify teachings in all major religions, Christianity included.

  10. Dompey

    I am not here to debate the morality as it relates to the Middle East. I live in the United States of America, where Domestic-violence is a very serious issue, especially when it involves the abuse of a woman.

  11. Dompey


    What makes America anymore different than the Middle East? Are you aware of the fact that until the 1800s, it was quite legal in the United States for a husband to beat his wife? And that women were treated as children!

  12. Dompey

    In United States of America, if a soldier or a police who are required to carry a firearm as a requirement for they employment, are convicted of Domestic-Violence there goes their jobs. Because Federal as well as State law said that once you’re convicted of Domestic-Violence you can no longer carry a firearm.

  13. PBUH

    Dompey Said “Are you aware of the fact that until the 1800s, it was quite legal in the United States for a husband to beat his wife? And that women were treated as children!”

    Well, then the Muslims had better bring themselves into the 21 Century with the rest of us, hadn’t they?

  14. What makes America different from the middle east? You are joking, right? Let’s start with the fact that America does not cut off hands for theft or behead someone for leaving their religion.

    How about that for a start?

    What a joker!

  15. robert ross


    Do you realize how many broken hands there are in the world?

    On Moslem women

    One of the questions we have to consider is why it is that so many young women gleefully convert to Islam despite the ground rules for women. Do they consider the burka or hijab serve in fact to give them a status they wouldn’t otherwise have? Why is it that so many of them still have beautifully painted eyes?

    On a broader level, what is the evidence that Moslem women generally are in fact dissatisfied with their lot and wish to change it with the enthusiasm that we demonstrate for change? Is this us trying to impress our cultural values on them – and if so, what is the justification for it?

  16. Dompey

    Robert Ross

    I thought we had moved beyond the issues concering Islam? We’re now talking of the abuse of women which accords in every class, culture and creed. The issue concerning the brutalizing of women is a serious one in our part of the world and it has been swept under the carpet for many decades. The Ross the issue of Domestic-violence was so serious in America that President Clinton signed into law THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT. The ACT is designed to investigated and prosecuted violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted , and allows civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave un-prosecuted. The ACT also establistes the Office on Violence Against women within the Department of Justice Ross. So we have to clear our house before we start accusing others of having dirty homes Ross.

  17. Dompey

    Ross, the devorse rate here in America now stans at 60% and climbing and those statistics tells me that more than haft of the women here are also dissatify with their lot.

  18. Dompey

    Ross, excuse my choice of words but I am going to give it to you like a man: you’re about fucked if you’re convicted for beating a woman in this place. (1) Federal and state law prevents you from carrying a firearm which in turn prohibits you from certain employment endeavors. (2) You can no longer work in the Social Services aspect of employment with a Domestic – Abuse charge on your record. That simply means that you cannot work as a teacher, police, fireman etc, or in certain aspects of Healthcare in this country with such a conviction. So men start beating the walls like world is about to reach its climax because these laws are coming your way, if their not there already.

  19. Dompey

    Robert Ross

    And finally Ross, the issue of Domestic-Violence against women in Barbados is a very serious one which demands an immediate attention in my estimation. Now, I was in Barbados several years ago and I met two women who were victimized at the hands of two Barbadian men in the most atrocious and egregious fashion possible. One woman told me that, “She was taken to Browns beach by her boyfriend one night and was beaten incessantly with no way to run and no one to call on for help”. The other woman told me that, “Her boyfriend knocked the front of her teeth after an around the clock beating one night”. Now, this behavior I hope does not reflect the general attitude of the majority of males in Barbados. It is unacceptable and ought not be toleranted by any woman under any circumstance. No matter what a woman does to piss us off as egotistical assholes, we ought to have enough self-control as men keep our hands to ourselve, or as I have earlier: “Hit the wall when all else fails”. I almost forgot to mention this important piece to the discussion: my young sister who happens to live in Barbados, called me one day and told me that her husband punched her in the mouth and that she is back home with mom. Acting of my knowledge of Domestic -Violence, I told my younger sister who I love with an unconditional love ( her husband is quite lucky he is still suck in God good air. I am not a violent person but in this case I’ll take pleasure in it) not to go back with her husband because statistics shows that if it happens once it will happen again. Do you know my sister went back to her husband and have not spoken to me in five years.

  20. robert ross


    You are preaching to the converted. Mind – what is it about homo sapiens which results in this kind of thing? Both the male and the female of the species have much to answer for. Ask MrBlack. He’s homo universalis.

  21. robert ross

    Oh Dompey…for the avoidance of any doubt, my reference to broken hands was a follow up to yours about hitting the wall rather than hitting the wife.

    Mind of course, I suppose its worth remembering that in the law of provocation, words are treated as seriously as deeds and, in any event, when matrimonial breakdown is the issue it’s generally the case that both parties are in fact at fault, though one or other or, more usually, both invariably claim the high moral ground.

  22. Dompey

    Robert Ross

    I think universally speaking, men have to answer far more than women for this moral evil because let’s face it: statistics now shows that men are far more likely to be the perpitators of this crime rather than women.

    Moreover, I am not saying that in some instances women do not put their hands on men. But men have to have more than enough control not to put their hands back on women, given the fact that the judicial system is totally against men on this issue and for prior instances of domestic abused.

  23. Dompey

    Ross, kind of an example we’re sending to our children, when we teach them that it is okay to beat another human be because he or she does not do ask we ask? In this case I’m talking about a grown man or woman who is of compos mentis.

  24. MistaBlack

    I read your blog policies and nothing stated that comments would be deleted if they don’t agree with you.

  25. MistaBlack


    “A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.”
    (1 Timothy 2:11-14)

    “let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law.”
    (1 Corinthians 14:34)

    “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as you would to the Lord”
    (Colossians 3:18)

    “Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”
    (Ephesians 5:22)

    “…then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father’s house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.”
    (Deuteronomy 22:21)

    But every woman who has her head uncovered while praying or prophesying disgraces her head, for she is one and the same as the woman whose head is shaved.
    (1 Corinthians 11:5)

    1400 years ago Islam abolished the then prominent worldwide female infanticide. Which is still a major problem in societies like India and China. Muslim women had the right to inherit and own property through marriage 1300 yrs prior to the beginning of its abolishing in Europe:

    English Common Law:
    …all real property which a wife held at the time of a marriage became a possession of her husband. He was entitled to the rent from the land and to any profit which might be made from operating the estate during the joint life of the spouses.

    “The one who has a daughter born to him and he does not bury her alive, nor keeps her in disgrace, nor prefers his son to her, Allah will admit him to Paradise.” (Prophet Muhammad, PBUH).

    “Oh people, your wives have a certain right over you and you have a certain right over them. Treat them well and be kind to them for they are your committed partners and helpers” (Prophet Muhammad, PBUH).

    “Treat them politely even if you dislike them,. Perhaps you dislike something in which God has placed much good” (Qur’an 4:19).

    In the Bible, pregnancy and child birth and labor pains is a punishment for Eve(women) deceiving Adam(man) as a sort of demerit or degradation. While the Qur’an doesn’t blame Eve(women) for some the so called original sin, it states that they both(Adam & Eve) erred equally. The Qur’an states that the challenges of pregnancy and child birth uplifts women.

  26. robert ross

    But who is defending the old Biblical texts which, in any event, are much older than the Koran? None that I’ve read. Nor would anyone in their right minds wish to. This is NOT about Christianity v Islam. DONT DEFLECT.

    Black…..you demonstrate no more than an ability to parrot from the internet and you do it with little or no understanding; nor do you asses the contemporary relevance of what you copy..

  27. Robert Storey

    @thin end of the wedge. I agree. The comment by Robert Storey. was totally inappropriate and one I do not agree with.

  28. MistaBlack

    @Robert Ross
    I responded to the author BFP’s who posted Quranic references without exegesis. Now the abuse of women is not unique to Muslims given at times adherence to culture over religion. Some scholars do say that the misogyny in Western Judeo-Christian society finds it origin in the bible which is epitomized with the castigation of Eve as the cause for the “Original Sin”.

    Interestingly enough, according to the CDC 24 to 30% of women experience/experienced domestic violence while it is 10% of the Muslim population.

    Domestic violence is a sad reality in the USA but why would be concerned about less 2% of the population whose record of domestic violence is less than the larger society? Its the moooslim bogeyman again. http://www.loonwatch.com/

    And lastly, I minored in comparative religion as an undergrad I’m pretty good as spotting arguments that are based on concocted idiocy.

  29. Spababy

    I would place men who assault their wives in jail for a week plus a 6 month mandatory domestic violence rehab program.