Egypt: Fatwas say wives may hit back in self-defence
Domestic violence accounts for 35 percent of the deaths among Egyptian women each year.
Saudi Sheikh Abdel Mohsen al-Abyakan says a wife should use the "weapon" her husband uses against her. Turkish Sheikh Fathallah Julun says a woman should return two blows for each received.
29 October 2008
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