Leah Marieann Klett : Jun 2, 2016 : Gospel Herald

“Islam wants to put you behind a veil of horror. With true Christianity, women are treated with dignity and respect. Jesus Christ elevated women, and if you put your faith and trust in Him, He will never let you down.”

Franklin Graham has warned “women of the world” that Islam wants to put them behind a “veil of horror” after the leader of a Pakistani Islamic council proposed a bill that allows husbands to “lightly beat” their wives as a form of discipline. 

Last week, Mohammad Khan Sheerani released a 75-page proposal suggesting that a light beating with a stick is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman.


“A husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take bath after intercourse or menstrual periods,” Pakistan’s Express-Tribune newspaper cited the proposal as saying.

CNN notes that the proposed bill was written in response to the rejected Punjab Women Protection bill for abused women. The council shunned it as “un-Islamic” and wrote its own bill, which includes the recommendation for the light beating.

On Tuesday, Graham, the leader of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, slammed the bill in a lengthy Facebook post.

He asked: “Where are the Gloria Steinems, the Bella Abzugs, or even the Hillary Clintons, that call themselves champions for women’s rights when it comes to the teachings of Islam? Why aren’t they…

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