the source Judge gives the OK to wife hit A DIVORCE court judge ruled a man was RIGHT to beat and abuse his wife â€” because the Muslim holy book allowed it. The terrified partner, a 26-year-old mum of two, filed for a quickie divorce after her husband hit her and even threatened to kill her. But the judge in Frankfurt, Germany, rejected her application â€” quoting a Koran verse which some have controversially interpreted to mean a man can beat his wife if she acts in an â€œunchasteâ€ fashion. The woman judge said it was â€œa religious thingâ€ because both the wife and husband were from Morocco â€” home to many Muslims. She added: â€œThe exercise of the right to castigate does not fulfil the hardship criteria defined by German law.â€ But the wifeâ€™s lawyer, Barbara Becker-Rojczyk filed a claim saying the judge had a conflict of interest and should have stepped down. She said: â€œThe judge seems to be saying that the right to castigate means a husband can beat his wife. â€œApparently the judge deems it unchaste when my client adapts a Western lifestyle.â€ The judge has since been excused from the case.