in muslim countries with the shariah law, rapists are killed, adulterers are stoned to death, and stealers get their hand chopped off. it's mostly the dicipline that the shariah law has to offer that scares the people into doing anything wrong, not that it wasn't "reported" like some of the answererd say. terrorism exists in both the west and the east. thousands are raped everday in the west, and only go to jail for some time..then they get out and rape someone else. can you tell me, when was the last time you heard a muslim raping, or robbing a bank, or something like that. i don't recall anything. in nigeria, they practice islamic law...and the residents of that country don't have the fear of leaving their house door open, or carrying alot of money in their purse, cause no one will dare to do such crimes, due to the consequences given. islam is against beating of the wife, or any kind of abuse towards women, instead you may find such crimes instilled in the people's attitudes or cultures...but don't think that Islam gave them permission to do so.
Islam gave women so many rights, and gave her the the right of divorce, 1400 years before america gave that right to women, even the right to vote.
Stop unestimating the religion, start reading books.
Good Luck finding the truth.