30 September 2007

Hitting New Lows

I'm not even suprised as I read this. This type of news has just become totally normal;

Saudi divorces wife for watching male TV host
(AFP) 29 September 2007

RIYADH - 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.

Ok, so that just opens up a whole new door to excuses to get divorced; you can divorce you wife for reading a book by a MALE author. Or maybe, you can't allow your wife to watch TV shows that have male actors. Oh wait, it's ok if the scenes have both a man and a woman, because technically she's not alone with him, right? And if she watches a scene with two or three men?! Oh damn! That's like, total orgy, dude!

23 comments:

Mrs Dynamite aka Lorena +Wonder Women... said...

OMG.. I cant belive it ... you know what amaro? ithink that maybe he just dont want her any more .. can you imagine? hubby divorced me because im posting in your blog?... or because im talking with the carpinter on my garage? ...crasy really sick and crasy ....

ehsanbros said...

yah I read this shit today in alwaqt newspaper, dude.

ammoontie said...

That is really pathetic.
When will he grow up ?

Sunshine said...

im speechless..
tho maybe he was just looking for a way out of this marriage?

Nora Cassandra said...

My husband still makes jokes about the guy who climbed in my car and made me give him my number! And another woman gets divorced because she looked at a man on TV?? I’m going to tell my husband about this story!!! :P

Canc3riaN said...

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT ???? IS HE SERIOUS?????

TO BE HONEST I"m HAPPY FOR HER !!!! SHE"s BETTER OFF WITHOUT SOMEONE WITH SUCH A MENTALITY!!
:S:S:S

MABROOOK TO HER!!

(ok Canc3riaN.. calm down... shushhhh)

*taking a deep breath*

I have a comment..
so when she watches a program hosted by a man she gets a divorce..
but when the man goes out with prostitutes and God knows what... he goes back home to find his loyal wife and obediant kids and CLEAN HOUSE and amazingly cooooked fooood....

I'm very sorry... but I'm very ashmed of many things in the Arab world. Because these things CAN change but ARABS don't seem to want to do that.

-- of course i'm not generalizing... not everyone in the arab world is like that --

Bahraini Diva said...

stupid @#$@#$%^%
My brother sent me this news from London! That means the whole world is laughing at us Arab in general! I hate it when that happens

June said...

Was the man being watched good-looking at least?

GreY said...

I dont know if its new low ! but its funny for sure ... whats next ?

N. said...

Strange news. You're bound to hear it. As to whether it is true, who knows.

Re.Loaded Soul said...

Next in the news..

"A Suadi man divorced his wife because she was using a W.C. cleaned by a male cleaner. The angry hasband could have had some mercy, but the poor wife's thigh touched it while she...."

Princess said...

umm seriously?? awalan malat 3alaih, oo thaniyan malat 3al newspaper! bala is this news worthy?? ay shay!

Canc3riaN said...

It's not newsworthy. But it sure is stupidity-worthy
3aba6 Walla!

so be it said...

this is seriously frightening. are you sure you didn't invent this ;) reads like superb quality modern fiction. hard to believe this is actually someone's life.

Redbelt said...

That is stupid.
I mean, if he is bored with her, he can divorce her straight forward and risk being a jerk instead of a complete mental moron.

Shale bin Agnon said...

Well, for the carpenter, fair enough... unless he is really fat.

Bahraini Diva, some of us know you are not all mad.

Was she just watching it, or was she having to perform his duties herself?

It sounds like she is better off outside a marriage that weird.

Dynamic Deeds said...

Yeah when a woman asks for a divorce, hell breaks loose, even though in ((ISLAM SHE HAS THE RIGHT TOO!!!))

wallah eftakaaaT!!! sho tbaabeh!

ammaro.com said...

i think its a lot better for her to get a divorce than have to live with that sort of mentality.

Um Naief said...

yes, better for her that he divorced her. i wonder if she's upset about it.

i think your comments at the end of the post are right on. imagine... a man (saudi) walks in and his wife is watching a program w/ multiple men... i wonder what would happen. if he killed her, do you think it would be justified in saudi?

i wonder what the men think about all the women in saudi that have affairs w/ other women?!! maybe that's why...

KJ said...

can't believe i lived for 16 years or more

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Faris Bin Saud said...

Ok the story is true . But please everyone should know that its an individual act and it doesn't mean that its a normal thing to do or a reason to divorce your wife in Islam.

Such behavior is totally not acceptable in Islam because Allah or Prophet Mohammed P.B.U.H or Shiekhs who are responsible about Fatwa in Islam did not tell or even forbid women from seeing man on t.v alone ! They forbid women to be alone with a foreign man and it was for a reason that there will be a chance to sin , according to human nature everyone knows that such condition could mostly lead to sin even by thinking about it.

But regarding this story
There is no law in Islam forbid women to watch TV alone ! even that Islam came when there were no TVs . Islam is based on logic and ethics . And such divorce is not acceptable in Islam .

I'm not a religious man but at least I cleared this point to non-muslim brothers and sisters .

Kind Regards.