Saudi Arabia therapist teaches 'how to beat wives', says it's to discipline them

In what could be seen as the highest level of misogyny, a family therapist in Saudi Arabia has gone on record teaching people the proper way of beating one's own wife.

Last Updated: May 15, 2016, 17:28 PM IST
Saudi Arabia therapist teaches 'how to beat wives', says it's to discipline them
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Riyadh: In what could be seen as the highest level of misogyny, a family therapist in Saudi Arabia has gone on record teaching people the proper way of beating one's own wife.

As per a report in AWDNews.com, the national television of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has aired a video of Khaled Al-Saqaby – the therapist – in which he is seen giving tips on how to beat the wives to discipline them.

The video is believed to have been aired in the country in early February, 2016. The Kingdom’s government is said to have approved the video, and that is why it was given airtime on national television, states the report.

Speaking on wife beating, Khaled, in the video, advices people to beat the wife to discipline them, not to vent one's anger.

“The first step is to remind her of your rights and of her duties according to Allah. Then comes the second step – forsaking her in bed. The third step, beating, has to correspond with the necessary Islamic conditions” before taking action. The beating should not be performed with a rod, nor should it be a headband, or a sharp object. Instead, husbands should use a ‘tooth-cleaning twig or with a handkerchief’ to beat their wife. The wife will feel that she was wrong in the way she treated her husband,” Al-Saqaby was quoted as saying by the report.

He doesn't end here. At the end of the video, he says his teaching of how to beat wives is not exhaustive, and that sometimes, men can beat their wives without following his steps when the women go to the extreme by disobeying their husbands.