What is a wife to do when her husband occasionally drinks, asks her to wear short skirts, or “forces” her to eat pork?
For one Muslim wife in New York, the answer was: try to kill him – allegedly. The Associated Press has the story:
Rabia Sarwar, 37, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and was freed on $25,000 bail. She told police in a written statement that she was emotionally abused by her husband, Seikh Naseem.
“He made me do so many things that are against Islam,” she wrote in a statement to police.
“I did all that just to make him happy but inside me there was a war,” she continued.
Naseem suffered cuts to his neck, cheek and hand early Wednesday before fighting Sarwar off and dialing 911 from his Staten Island home, authorities said.
This is yet one of millions of examples of how the conflict among tribes (religion is one among many kinds of tribes) results in human misery.