Egyptian TV Host Recommends Women Take Up Taekwondo to Defend Themselves against Wife Beating




Published on Nov 19, 2018

Egyptian TV channel Alhadath Alyoum hosted a debate on wife beating in Egyptian society. Sociologist Manal Al-'Assal said that the culture of wife-beating starts with the family, which encourages boys to beat their sisters. Sayyed Ali, who hosted the debate, said that battered women could "take up Taekwondo or something" to learn to defend themselves. Sheikh Sharif Al-Omari, an expert in family matters, told a brief story from the Quran and quoted a hadith to defend the practice. The show aired on October 21, 2018.

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