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September 29, 2005

Throwing the book at him

A Spanish judge threw the book, or at least the Spanish Constitution, at an imam who wrote a book explaining how to beat your wife without leaving telltale signs, by sentencing the imam to study the Spanish Constitution. The course is supposed to last for six months. To study 3 short statements? Sounds more like six minutes to me.

According to La Vanguardia newspaper, he will have to study articles 10, 14 and 15 of the constitution. The first two address "the dignity of a person and inviolable rights" and states "all Spaniards are equal before the law."

The third one states "the moral and physical integrity of a person in no case can be submitted to torture nor inhuman or degrading punishments or treatment."

All right! That'll teach him! "Ted Bundy, I sentence you to study the laws against rape, aggravated assault, and murder. And while you're at it, check out the UN's Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women."

I'll bet that the Spanish judge would get more than half the Democrats in the Senate to support him.