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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Saudi divorce

A man in Saudi Arabia has divorced his wife for being alone with a male who was not related to her. Why is this newsworthy? Because the male in question was a TV host and the woman was watching him on TV in her home:

A Saudi man divorced his wife for watching alone a television programme presented by a male, an act he deemed immoral, the Al Shams newspaper reported on Saturday.

The man, whom the paper did not identify, ended his marriage on the grounds his wife was effectively alone with an unrelated man, which is forbidden under the strict Islamic law enforced in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the paper said.

Men in Saudi Arabia have the authority to divorce their wives without resort to the courts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She's in luck.