Thursday, April 12, 2007

Argument Against Polygamy?

UPDATE: Check out the new blog covering the Mid East: Outsider On The Inside

A Saudi man lost his nose in a fight with his two wives, stemming from a threat to marry a third one:
Judaie Bin Salim jokingly told his wives that he would marry again if they were unable to resolve their differences over how to divide their new house, the paper said.

Salim repeated the threat because of how ill-mannered his wives had acted.

This proved a provocation too far for the women, who then attacked him and left him with a part of his nose missing, a broken cartilage, and needing seven stitches.

"I never thought my wives would respond to such a degree," Judai told the daily, adding that the only way to restore his dignity would be to go ahead and take a third wife.

Saudi men can be married to up to four women at a time under the Islamic or Sharia law enforced in the ultraconservative kingdom, so long as the wives are all treated equally.

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