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Hitting wives okay: Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir

A video by an Islamic group which says men hitting their wives is a ‘beautiful blessing’ from Allah has been widely condemned.

The video, produced by radical political movement Hizb ut-Tahrir features two female panellists speaking in front of a small audience of women that Muslim husbands were in a position of leadership in marriage and it ‘goes hand in hand that he would have the right to undertake disciplinary measures’.

Phil Clearly is a campaigner against family violence and says he can’t believe these kinds of ideas are still being pushed in Australia.

He spoke with Oliver Peterson.

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