"POLICE are being advised to treat Muslim domestic violence cases differently out of respect for Islamic traditions and habits. Officers are also being urged to work with Muslim leaders, who will try to keep the families together. Women's groups are concerned the politically correct policing could give comfort to wife bashers and keep their victims in a cycle of violence. The instructions come in a religious diversity handbook given to Victorian police officers that also recommends special treatment for suspects of Aboriginal, Hindu and Buddhist background."Some police officers have claimed the directives hinder enforcing the law equally. Police are told: "In incidents such as domestic violence, police need to have an understanding of the traditions, ways of life and habits of Muslims."What?!?!?!
"In incidents such as domestic violence, police need to have an understanding of the traditions, ways of life and habits of Muslims"? That's exactly backwards, Muslims -- and members of every other religion for that matter -- "need to have an understanding of the traditions, ways of life and habits of" the country they're living in.
The obvious concern here is that somebody is going to pound his wife to a pulp and then he'll convince some Muslim cleric -- who thinks beating your wife is just peachy (and such imams are not in short supply)-- to talk the police into letting the wife beater skate.
That's ludicrous, it should never happen, in Australia or here in the United States. Beating your wife is immoral and reprehensible and what Muslim leaders or imams think about it is irrelevant and should be treated as such.