One of the most senior Islamic clerics in the UK says that under Islamic law, rape is impossible within marriage. Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, says that as long as a woman is a man’s wife, his having intercourse with her cannot be termed “rape”. Besides, says Sheikh Sayeed, wives who claim rape are often lying.
In other news, the dollar has reached a 15-year low against the yen, as investors reacted to speculation that the Fed would engage in yet more “quantitative easing”. Meanwhile, Democratic Rep. James McGovern of Massachusetts, referring to campaign finance laws that have been declared unconstitutional, said, “I think the Constitution is wrong.”
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