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Two Brides, One Groom: Iraqi Marries Two Women in One Night
Middle East Online ^ | 2012-04-26

Posted on 04/28/2012 9:08:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Abdul Rahman Nayef al-Obeidi falls in love with two women, but instead of choosing between them, he married both in one night.

Abdul Rahman Nayef al-Obeidi, a 22-year-old Iraqi farmer, fell in love with two women, but instead of choosing between them, he married both in one night in a small village in central Iraq.

The wedding ceremony for Obeidi and two of his cousins, Intidhar, 17, and Suad, 22, was held on April 6 at his family home in Al-Laqlaq village, north of Tikrit.

The ceremony was attended by the families of his two brides, relatives and friends, who were happy and surprised.

Obeidi, the youngest of five sons, said that he informed his parents about his plan to marry his two cousins in one night and they encouraged him, though many of his relatives were against the idea.

"It took me less than one month to make a final decision because the two families are my relatives and I love the two girls," Obeidi said.

The most important step was to persuade the two young women.

Intidhar said: "He told me, 'We will marry, me, you and Suad, in one night, so what do you say?' And I told him it is all right, if you treat us both the same way."

Islam permits men to marry up to four women, but stipulates that the wives must be treated equally.

Suad said she was surprised when Obeidi told her about his idea, but he persuaded her to go along.

Obeidi's older brother Salman played the role of mediator in the negotiations with the two families, and succeeded in making his brother's dream come true.

His father, Nayef Hamid said he feels proud of his son, although he is the only of the five sons to marry two women.

Hamid said that he is ready to support all his sons if they decide to marry twice.

Obeidi's mother, Rasmiya Mohammed too said she supported her son and did not want him to feel sad because he loves the two women.

Commentary on a picture of the married trio posted on Facebook was mixed, with men generally supporting the idea, and women against it.

"This man is a hero. There is no one who has done that before him, and this man should be put in Guinness Book of World Records," Ali Bassi Abbar wrote.

But Sara Yasser disagreed, writing sarcastically: "Poor guy; he did not want to break one of their hearts. He is really a nice man."

Another woman, Sara Saad, criticised the two new brides, writing that, "Any woman who agrees to such a marriage does not have any sense or dignity."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: iammyowncousin; whatamaroon

‘Hero’, or ‘Poor guy’?



Lose .5 a son, gain 2 daughters?

1 posted on 04/28/2012 9:08:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Tax-chick

Do the parents of the brides pay less because of a group discount?


2 posted on 04/28/2012 9:09:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

“Okay, but I’m only going to be the best man once”


3 posted on 04/28/2012 9:13:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I guess this guy never hears of The Lovin' Spoonful
4 posted on 04/28/2012 9:14:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The brides look radiant(ly depressed).


5 posted on 04/28/2012 9:16:24 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: nickcarraway

Izzy crazy? Wait - he’s a muzzie!

Sorry for asking ............................................................... FRegards


6 posted on 04/28/2012 9:18:46 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: nickcarraway
I think he was listening to Jan and Dean.
7 posted on 04/28/2012 9:21:53 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: nickcarraway

They do this in the UK, then have a retarded baby (whose care the Brits must pay for) and then they say, “the child’s retardation is a curse by Allah for trusting in Western medicine...”

I’m serious.

There are many thousands of cases of it.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 9:23:25 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: nickcarraway

Two times the PMS!!! Better him than me!!


9 posted on 04/28/2012 9:24:31 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: nickcarraway

Sick.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 9:24:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: nickcarraway

[cue the Oak Ridge Boys, “Trying To Love Two Women”]


12 posted on 04/28/2012 9:35:16 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Bigamy? I think it’s big of him.”


13 posted on 04/28/2012 9:40:53 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: nickcarraway

Torn between two lovers...


14 posted on 04/28/2012 9:42:04 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: nickcarraway

Better to marry further away from the gene pool.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 9:57:37 PM PDT by caww
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To: nickcarraway

He will be punished severely. Two mothers in law.


16 posted on 04/28/2012 10:36:54 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Lazlo in PA

The pic in your posting #11...

She’s gets about a #3 rating on a 1-10 scale. Looks like a coyote date.


17 posted on 04/29/2012 12:59:20 AM PDT by octex
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To: o-n-money

Don’t worry about the mother in law thing. He has got more worries about a premature heart attack from viagra overdosing. And stepping right into endless catfighting.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 1:05:30 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: nickcarraway

Weather report shows relative humidity was unusually high for the normally arid region ...


19 posted on 04/29/2012 1:20:32 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

Yep one wife, one woman is enough trouble ,heartache, and criticism. Imagine 2 or 4 wives that these dumb Muslims take . LOL. better them than me too LOL.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 1:53:53 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 3 years. China makes everything taking U.S. ability to manufacture)
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To: nickcarraway

At least they come with their own bedsheets.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 3:03:47 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe there wasn’t another cousin available to marry the second girl. I understand families have these things planned as soon as the children survive infancy; it’s very important to have a sufficiency of cousins to match each one. If this boy took two, that could leave a single male floundering around the family tree!


22 posted on 04/29/2012 3:06:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Your bulk-rate supplier of colons and semicolons!)
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To: nickcarraway
No musical chairs for that dude, it will be rock and roll beds for the BEDouin.
23 posted on 04/29/2012 3:07:05 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: nickcarraway

The guy’s obviously an idiot.
But what has this to do with having sex with a dead wife?


24 posted on 04/29/2012 5:04:11 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Tax-chick

Yeh they have to keep the gene pool small so nobody gets smart enough to figure out that Islam is a cult/scam.


25 posted on 04/29/2012 9:48:20 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I think it’s a cultural thing having to do with power and property, because the cousin-marriage happens with Middle Eastern and South Asian Christians, too ... with the same dire genetic results.


26 posted on 04/29/2012 10:07:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Your bulk-rate supplier of colons and semicolons!)
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