Sibel Üresin, a self-described “Islamic life coach” is sharing her pearls of wisdom for women around the world, positing that domestic violence, even cases resulting in murder, is directly to be blamed on wives who talk too much.
Üresin, who has drawn ire in the past for promoting polygamy and for having urged her own husband to take a second wife (recommending a close friend of hers for the job, Today's Zaman reports), told İkra magazine:
“Women talk ceaselessly. It is the woman's fault if she is killed.”
Üresin maintains that women's newfound economic independence has inflated their egos, and makes them believe they have a right to speak their minds, rather than be "soft" and subservient -- qualities she believes women must possess.
The Islamic life coach also maintains that even if a woman knows more than a subject than does her husband, she is required to "keep silent" about it.
“It looks better on a woman to be naive, polite and soft, and that's how it is in our religion,” she stated.
“Really, I know some women that never shut up. It is very normal that her husband's going to go crazy. The biggest weapon a woman has is her ability to hold grudges and show that through her attitude, but men resort to violence, because they are built that way.”