This is based upon verse 4.34 in the Koran: “Men are overseers over women, by reason of that wherewith Allah hath made one of them excel over another, and by reason of that which they expend of their substance.
Wherefore righteous women are obedient, and are watchers in husbands absence by the aid and protection of Allah.
In a Jihad Watch essay, the European writer Fjordman, whose blog illumninated the Islamization of Europe for quite some time, describes the plight of all too many non-Muslim women who marry Muslim men: There are significant numbers of non-Muslim women who have become involved with Muslim men through marriage.
An extremely high percentage of these relationships break down.
And those wives whose refractoriness ye fear, exhort them, and avoid them in beds, ; but if they obey you, seek not a way against them; verily Allah is ever Lofty, Grand.” One of the conditions for a Muslim man to marry a Christian or Jewish woman is that “the Muslim man should be in charge of the family.” This includes bringing up their children as good Muslims.