Despite the chorus of disapproval, and a Frankfurt court's decision to accept a claim of bias against the judge, her injudicious opinion shows that there are in fact German officials who are willing to acknowledge that Sharia Law, rather than German Law, should govern the lives of Muslims living in Germany.
The woman had filed for immediate divorce on the grounds that the husband, also of Moroccan origin, regularly beat her and threatened to kill her. The claims were backed up by a police report.
But the female judge, who has not been named, made clear in a letter that the wife's bid had little chance of approval because, according to her, Islamic law allowed a man to strike his wife.
O tempora! O mores!