January 29, 2007
No divorce, well, some still insist that it should not be possible. Divorce only for cause, some others think correct, divorce because one of the partners wishes to, roughly the system we have now maybe.
But divorce, against the partner's wishes, because the mother-in-law insists?
A Saudi couple have been forced to divorce against their will by a top court because of arcane tribal customs which allowed the woman's family to seek a split, the pair's lawyer said on Sunday.
Abdul-Rahman Al-Lahem said the court had upheld a ruling from a lower court and backed the divorce on the basis of the man's family background.
"The appeals court in Riyadh has supported the divorce because of 'inappropriate lineage'," he said in a statement.
The family of the Saudi woman, called Fatima, began legal action in 2005, saying her husband was not of sufficiently prestigious tribal stock to marry her, and had lied about his tribal background.
The woman and her two children were imprisoned for refusing to return to her family's custody after the lower court first annulled the marriage.
What God has joined together let no man pull asunder: bet you didn't realise it was the parentals he was talking about, did you?
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What's your point, Tim? That different religions are different? That different countries are run differently?
Posted by: dearieme | Jan 29, 2007 5:03:24 PM
Our society may have its problems but I'll take it any day. Interesting this post because I'm living in a civilized Muslim community right now where this sort of thing would be equally not on.
Posted by: james higham | Jan 29, 2007 8:44:01 PM