Here one for rapes, you would find the top offenders are mostly the western countries:
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The list you provided does not have a single Muslim country on it. Of course Western countries will be at the top of the list if all the countries on the list are western. How about asking why are there no Muslims countries on that list? Could it be that it is virtually impossible to get any persepective on the scale of the problem of domestic violence because in these traditional, male dominated societies, most women are too afraid to report the issue?
In 2005, 1,181 women were murdered by an intimate partner.1 That's an average of three women every day. Of all the women murdered in the U.S., about one-third were killed by an intimate partner.2
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This link is even worse as it is about the USA alone.
This is another pathetic statement, "Domestic violence is not actually a crime in most Muslim countries"? Let see some credible evidence on this
I do not claim to be an expert on the topic, but a quick wikipedia check brought up a table that lists the proportions of women that are victims of domestic violence and what laws are in place to prevent abuse of women in many Muslim countries (type "Islam and domestic violence" in wikipedia search and it should come up) It is worth noting that of the countries on that list, Only Tunisia appears to have strict laws agaisnt domestic violence punishable by prison sentences. There are a number of other countries that are just now beginning to pass legislation which is a step in the right direction. Here is some of the info:
Bangladesh: Enacted it's first legislation on domestic violence in 2010.
Statistics from four United Nations studies show that 16-19% of the women (age less than 50) were victims of domestic abuse within the previous 12 month period. 40-47% of the women had been subject to domestic violence during some period of their life.
From a World Health Organization (WHO) study, of which Bangladesh was 1 of 10 participating countries, it was found that less than 2% of domestic abuse victims seek support from the community to resolve abusive situations, primarily because they know that they won't receive the support they need to remedy the issue.
From a United Nations national study in 1995, 13% of the women (age 15-49) were victims of domestic abuse within the previous 12 month period. 34% of the women had been subject to domestic violence during some period of their life. In a 2004 study of pregnant women in El-Sheik Zayed 11% of the women (age 15-49) studied were victims of domestic abuse within the previous 12 month period and, also, during some period of their life.[
In 2004 a study of domestic violence was undertaken by the Women's Center for Presidential Advisory, Ministry of Higher Education and The Interior Ministry of capital cities in Iran's 28 provinces. 66% married women in Iran are subjected to some kind of domestic violence in the first year of their marriage, either by their husbands or by their in-laws. All married women who were participants in this study in Iran have experienced 7.4% of the 9 categories of abuse. The likelihood of being subject to violence varied: The more children in a family or the more rural the family lived, the greater the likelihood of domestic violence; Educated and career women were less likely to be victims of abuse. 9.63% of women in the study reported wishing their husbands would die, as a result of the abuse they have experienced.
The prevalence of domestic violence has been cited as a cause of high rates of suicide, mostly through self-immolation, among Kurdish women in Iran.
Existing laws (Iranian Code of Criminal Procedure articles 42, 43, 66) intend to prohibit violence in the form of kidnapping, gender-based harassment, abuse of pregnant women and "crimes against rights and responsibilities within the family structure," but due to cultural and political culture do not protect women, prosecute their abusers and provide services to victims.
The government has laws that support violence against women in the case of adultery, including flogging, imprisonment and death.
true Muslim would try imitate the prophet and follow his examples, and he said, the best among the Muslims are the ones who are best to their wives. The prophet s.a never lay a hand on any of his wife and he clearly prohibited what as what can be described as domestic violence in our present terms.
You are right that a Hadith reports that Muhammad said that the best among the Muslims are the ones who are best with their wives. But Muslims rely on the Koran as the foremost authority, the Hadiths are only supposed to be used as a back-up or when the Koran is unclear on certain issues. So if Muhammad did say what is reported in that Hadith, he did not think it important enough to go into the Koran. This is what he says about domestic violence in the Koran:
Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great. Koran 4.34
So clearly Muhammad did not prohibit domestic violence, in fact he encouraged it in the Koran itself. And it is also not true that Muhammad never beat his wives, according to the Sahih Muslim Haidth he did strike Aisha:
"He struck me on the chest which caused me pain", Sahih Muslim, Book 4, # 2127: