April 10th, 2009 12:04 EST
Saudi Man Sends Text Message To Wife: I Divorce You
"A Saudi man has divorced his wife by text message, a newspaper said on Thursday.
The man was in Iraq when he sent the SMS informing her she was no longer his spouse. He followed up with a telephone call to two of his relatives, the daily Arab News reported.
Saudi Arabia practises a strict form of Islamic Sharia law, and clerics preside over Sharia courts as judges. Under the law a man can divorce his wife by saying `I divorce you` three times." Reuters
In Saudi Arabia, as in most Muslim countries, women are treated like chattel and they enjoy few protections under Sharia law. A man is allowed to have multiple wives, and if three gets to be a crowd, he can simply divorce one of his spouses by saying "I divorce you" three times.
A wife can yell at her husband a million times, "I divorce you" to no avail, she will remain his property until he tires of her.
A Sharia court finalized the divorce, ruling in effect that a woman doesn`t deserve any consideration. A wife is the property of her husband, and why shouldn`t he be allowed to return merchandize that no longer strikes his fancy?
This is the despotic and Neanderthal country that holds us over an oil barrel. We must seek to develop alternate sources of energy so we won`t be enriching the corrupt and depraved Saudi Royal Family.
The Saudi man was in Iraq to participate in a jihad, which probably means he joined al Qaeda in Iraq to kill Americans. This monster would be considered the cream of Saudi society: He kills infidels and treats his wives like crap.