Speakers at L.A. Conference Denounce Domestic Violence by Muslims

June 24, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On June 24, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "in the first Los Angeles conference focusing on Muslim domestic violence, several speakers" objected to the use of religious text to justify family violence. "The conference is part of the Peaceful Families Project, an Islamic-awareness program funded with a $76,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice." They urged Muslims to separate the culturally influenced practice of domestic violence from the Koran.