Wednesday, February 17, 2010

isn't the nagging from six women punishment enough?!

Four? Six? What the hell difference does it make? It's more PMS than I care to think about...

BTW, love that last sentence. I somehow doubt the words "women" and "treated fairly" are used often in the same sentence in the Middle East...
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Lashes for Saudi religious policeman with six wives


A Saudi court has sentenced an employee of the kingdom's religious police to 120 lashes for marrying six women.

The man said he was not educated enough to know that Islam does not allow men to marry more than four women at any one time, said an official at Ahad al-Massarha court in the southern province of Jazan.

"The judge did not believe him. Nobody believed him. I honestly did not," the official told Reuters.

The court banned the man from standing as a preacher and leading prayers, ordered him not to travel abroad for a five-year period and to memorise two chapters from the Koran.

The accused, in his fifties, is not a member of the Saudi Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice's morals squad but holds an administrative position there, the official said.

Shaikh Abdul-Mohsen al-Qaffari, spokesman of the virtue and vice commission, said it was the commission that discovered the case. Judge Salman al-Waadani, who pronounced the sentence, could not be reached for comment.

The court official said, "Members of the commission were accompanied by police when they arrested the man with one of his wives but it was the governor of Jazan who ordered an investigation onto the case".

The commission makes sure Saudi society abides by an austere interpretation of Islam in the kingdom, where clerics control the justice system.

With more than 5,000 members, its squads roam streets and shopping malls to make sure unrelated men and women are kept apart, that shops and restaurants are shut at prayer time, that women are covered from head to toe and to search for alcohol and drugs.

Islam allows polygamy for men on condition the wives are treated fairly.

12 comments:

BRUNO said...

And you wonder WHY they tend to volunteer for suicide-missions...!

(yeah, to HELL with P-C-ness: We're fightin' a war here, not playin' tiddleywinks---YET!

BBC said...

Hell, I can't get along with one of the available women around here. I damn sure wouldn't want to try to get along with four.

*Goddess* said...

Hey, I'm sorry, Bruno, but you don't see women stupid enough to marry six guys at one time!

*Goddess* said...

Try six, Billy:)

BRUNO said...

After re-reading: Ya' mean there really IS such a thing as a "Pussy-Patrol"?

Damn, I gotta be more careful. I always use that line on the ol' lady.

I tell her that if she doesn't open-up within the next five-minutes, I'll be forced to KICK my way in...!☺

BBC said...

Ha!! Bruno knows how to make a smiley face in a comment. Hey, I have a © on dat.

*Goddess* said...

Yeah, Bruno is definitely loving his newfound abilities, aren't cha? LOL...

BRUNO said...

Yeah, took me almost ten-YEARS to discover that stuff really WAS on my keypad!

Even though SOMEONE suggested that I "Google"-it!

Naw! That was too logical...!

BRUNO said...

But---here's a question for ya': If you need to hold-down Alt+11---how the hell do you hold-down the ONE, TWICE, to make the eleven?

Yeah, I'm sure it's obvious, but--I gotsta-know...?

*Goddess* said...

♂ To make this ya mean?

*Goddess* said...

♂ I press fn/alt 1 lift up then another 1...is this some sort of a BLONDIE QUESTION?? Maybe you've been out in the sun too long?!

BRUNO said...

Well, I TOLD you I wuz gettin' GREY, which is apparently the MALE-version of BLONDE!!!

And, like I "told" you earlier, I figger'd it out: Too slow-setting on my keypad-stoke filter. I keep it set pretty slow, 'cause I tend to "flinch-type" when my joints start tightenin'-up...!