Judge's justification: the woman is Muslim!
The judge decides that since the husband and wife are Muslims of Moroccan origins, the wife is not eligible for the speedy divorce because the Qur'an has a verse allowing the man to beat his wife. In other words, there's nothing to worry about here: it's just your typical Muslim man beating to a pulp his typical Muslim woman because the Qur'an orders him to do so. No cause for alarm. It's in their religion and their culture and probably their blood.
If the woman was a non-Muslim German, the judge would worry because violence against non-Muslim women is intolerable. But she's Muslim and violence in this case is seen as "culture as usual." Muslim women, everybody knows, have thicker skin.
So this German judge who is more Catholic than the Pope--so to speak-- considers it her legal duty to remind a Muslim woman who believes that her husband's abuse of her is intolerable that she is mistaken and that there is nothing out of the ordinary here. In other words, the judge is saying to the plaintiff: you are not a woman, you are a Muslim.
In my non-legal opinion, when you start seeing the people of a particular culture as creatures from outer space (or Muslim for short), then what you're practicing is not multiculturalism. It's called racism.
Now, you'll excuse me. It's time for my daily beating. It's in the Qur'an you know and as a Muslim woman I got to submit. If you don't believe me, ask the judge. She knows. She's German.
Afterthought: This post goes well with an earlier one "Do You Beat Your Wife?"
After Afterthought: those who can read Arabic may want to check the comment section on Al Arabiya. I'm glad to see that a healthy majority of respondents are horrified at the judge's interpretation.