A Muslim woman recently applied to a German judge for an immediate divorce under German law based upon her husband’s alleged physical abuse of her.
The judge, a woman, denied the immediate divorce.
The judge’s reason: the Koran (Muslim bible) condones physical abuse of a wife by a husband.
The judge had already granted the wife a restraining order for her protection.
The ruling touched off a firestorm in Germany (and beyond). The judge was criticized both for seemingly approving domestic violence and for apparently subordinating German law to Muslim law in a divorce in Germany.
Now the case will be re-heard by a different German judge.
A new English translation of the Koran is anticipated to “soften” some of the language of the previous translation of the Koran.