Even though the children and friends of the children reported it to the elders – the elders refused to believe them.
I also know of one who was married who was cruel to her. But they wanted to make him an elder, therefore when she complained to the elders, hoping for support, they told her she should become a better wife. Likely you know of similar experiences in your locale. In this case the woman committed suicide because she could take no more.
If you now look at this video, try to imagine the religious man without his head covering or beard. Put him in suit and imagine he is speaking at a convention. Which bits would be objected to and which bits would he just need to slightly reword?
Allah honours women with beatings
Here is a summary of some of the points he makes:-
Muhammad said: “Don’t beat her in the face, and do not make her ugly.”
Even when the husband beats her, he must not curse her.
There must not be more than 10 beatings. (Time frame not specified – per year? Per month? Per day? Per hour?)
Husband must not break her bones or injure her (how does that work ?) break her teeth, or poke her in the eye.
There is a beating etiquette. If he is beating to discipline her (as opposed to what?) he must not raise his hand high. So what does he do? Raise it low?
He must beat her from chest level.
He can beat her with a short rod.
Beatings are a last resort (after what? Berating? Humiliating? Hand-cuffing?)
He is only allowed to beat her if she refuses to sleep with him. Well it’s not as if he can’t have 24+ other ‘wives’ plus some concubines is it.
In Watchtower’s favour at least it has printed information like this.
But sadly wife-beating goes on.*** g01 11/8 pp. 6-7 Why Do Men Batter Women? ***
No Excuse for Battering
The above factors may help to explain spouse abuse, but they do not excuse it. Put simply, beating one’s mate is a gross sin in God’s eyes. In his Word, the Bible, we read: “Husbands ought to be loving their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself, for no man ever hated his own flesh; but he feeds and cherishes it, as the Christ also does the congregation.”—Ephesians 5:28, 29.