Read about a judge in the UK who had the audacity to tell a rapist who had converted to Islam that he had a bright future because he was now following a religion which respects women. This judge is either mentally ill or smoking something strong if he could even state with a straight face that Islam respects women.
Read from Jihad Watch:
Judge praises rapist for converting to Islam
"Muhammad said: 'If a husband calls his wife to his bed [i.e. to have sexual relation] and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning.' -- Bukhari 4.54.460
And: 'By him in Whose Hand lies my life, a woman can not carry out the right of her Lord, till she carries out the right of her husband. And if he asks her to surrender herself [to him for sexual intercourse] she should not refuse him even if she is on a camel's saddle.' -- Ibn Majah 1854
Would the idea that it is sinful for a woman to refuse her husband sex lead to a relaxed attitude toward rape? Why, of course not! Islam respects women and self-discipline!
'Rapist praised by judge for converting to Islam,' from the Daily Mail, September 13 (thanks to all who sent this in):
'A judge lambasted a rapist for claiming his victim was a liar - then commended him for becoming a muslim.
Judge Anthony Goldstaub QC sentenced Stuart Wood for seven years for the attack, then told him: "You have turned to Islam and this promises well for your future, particularly as you are now an adherent of a religion which respects women and self-discipline."'"