Most Australian Muslims would be disgusted by the findings of the recent ABC investigation into religious divorce in Muslim communities.
Islamic scriptures clearly afford both men and women the right to divorce. But according to the reports, some imams have been refusing to grant Muslim women experiencing domestic violence Islamic divorces, stringing them along sometimes for years in abusive marriages.
While we are disappointed that imams are obstructing women's right to divorce, we are not shocked.
Like many Australian Muslims, we have long felt our mosque leadership has lost connection with contemporary Australian society.