A German judge has stirred a storm of protest here by citing the Koran in turning down a German Muslim woman’s request for a fast-track divorce on the ground that her husband beat her.
...the judge, Christa Datz-Winter, said that the couple came from a Moroccan cultural milieu, in which she said it was common for husbands to beat their wives. The Koran, she wrote, sanctions such physical abuse.
The ruling is not justifiable, but the judge herself cannot explain it at this moment.
New York Times: Germany Cites Koran in Rejecting Divorce
Saturday, March 24th, 2007 · 1:12am