A woman who styles herself a “life coach” for Muslims advises other Islamic wives to shut up or face their exasperated husbands’ religiously justified violence with the dignity their pre-ordained domestic role demands.
“Women talk ceaselessly. It’s the woman’s fault if she’s killed,” said Sibel Uresin in an Islamic print magazine column. “It looks better on a woman to be naive, polite and soft, and that’s how it is in our religion.”
Uresin advised women not to offer their opinions, even when their advice is more informed than their husbands’. That’s because they’ve become smug as they’ve begun to enjoy greater economic freedoms, and they have begun to believe that sort of license extends into the home — which, she believes, it clearly doesn’t.