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The Wife Who Tried to Dupe the Judge
Emirates ^ | Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Posted on 11/30/2010 11:37:17 AM PST by nickcarraway

A Saudi wife who got fed up with her husband and wanted to get divorced from him simply picked his mobile phone without his knowledge, typed the words “you are divorced” and texted them to her phone.

She then went straight to court to get an official endorsement of the divorce, producing the text as evidence that her husband has divorced her.

But the judge in the western port of Jeddah appeared clever enough to suspect the woman when the thought why the husband should send a divorce to his wife by mobile when he can simply throw the words in her face.

So he summoned the husband and asked him if he had texted the divorce words to his wife’s mobile after showing him the message on her phone.

“The husband denied sending such a message so the judge was convinced that the woman used her husband’s phone to send that text,” the Saudi online Arabic language daily Kabar reported on Tuesday.

“The judge then refused to approve her request for a divorce after he was told by the husband that the couple was still living together…he ordered the woman to return home and did not sentence her in a bid to maintain family stability.”

Kabar described the judge as a “clever person who succeeded in outwitting the woman and avoided taking a hasty verdict.”

Under Islam, a man can divorce his wife by just saying the words “you are divorced.” A wife is forbidden to do so.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: celebratediversity; culturewar; islamicdivorce; islamiclaw; marriagelaws; misogyny; saudijudge; sharialaw

1 posted on 11/30/2010 11:37:18 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Is there any marital property rights?


2 posted on 11/30/2010 11:43:43 AM PST by blackdog
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To: blackdog
I think she keeps the dowry. But he keeps the kids.

/johnny

3 posted on 11/30/2010 11:44:58 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: blackdog
Is there any marital property rights?

Yep. The wife is the husbands property.

4 posted on 11/30/2010 11:45:20 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

I thought that there was a pretty strong motivation for husbands to avoid those words. Maybe someone here knows.


5 posted on 11/30/2010 11:47:43 AM PST by blackdog
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To: nickcarraway
But the judge in the western port of Jeddah appeared clever enough to suspect the woman when the thought why the husband should send a divorce to his wife by mobile when he can simply throw the words in her face. So he summoned the husband and asked him if he had texted the divorce words to his wife’s mobile after showing him the message on her phone. “The husband denied sending such a message so the judge was convinced that the woman used her husband’s phone to send that text,” the Saudi online Arabic language daily Kabar reported on Tuesday. “The judge then refused to approve her request for a divorce after he was told by the husband that the couple was still living together…he ordered the woman to return home and did not sentence her in a bid to maintain family stability.” Kabar described the judge as a “clever person who succeeded in outwitting the woman and avoided taking a hasty verdict.”

Is this really the mark of great genius, calling the husband in before granting a divorce based solely on the wife's phone texts?

6 posted on 11/30/2010 11:50:35 AM PST by ansel12
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To: Lurker
Yep. The wife is the husbands property.

You're right, but shame on us. We say it is illegal and immoral for one human being to own another if you call it slavery. If you call it a marriage, it's ok. If you sell your daughter to another Muslim, that's ok too.

Our country should put the Muslim world on notice that we consider this another form of slavery, and do whatever we have to do to try to bring them into the twenty-first century.

7 posted on 11/30/2010 11:51:07 AM PST by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: nickcarraway; wagglebee; Slings and Arrows
A Saudi wife who got fed up with her husband and wanted to get divorced from him simply picked his mobile phone without his knowledge, typed the words “you are divorced” and texted them to her phone.

She then went straight to court to get an official endorsement of the divorce, producing the text as evidence that her husband has divorced her.

But the judge in the western port of Jeddah appeared clever enough to suspect the woman when the thought why the husband should send a divorce to his wife by mobile when he can simply throw the words in her face.

So he summoned the husband and asked him if he had texted the divorce words to his wife’s mobile after showing him the message on her phone.

“The husband denied sending such a message so the judge was convinced that the woman used her husband’s phone to send that text,” the Saudi online Arabic language daily Kabar reported on Tuesday.

And if he'd said this to her, and later denied it, the judge would've given the woman's story more credence???

If there's no dog poop on the woman's shoes, this lawsuit's gonna be a snooze.

8 posted on 11/30/2010 11:51:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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“The husband denied sending such a message so the judge was convinced that the woman used her husband’s phone to send that text,”

Some system of jurisprudence they have there. Many says it —judge believes it.

9 posted on 11/30/2010 11:51:51 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Retired COB

If that’s all it takes to obtain a legally binding divorce under Islam, then Islamic marriages should not be recognized by the US government (unless we are also going to permit legally binding Islamic divorces).

The US should not recognize Islamic marriages to child brides either nor polygamous relationships.


10 posted on 11/30/2010 11:55:07 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Retired COB
and do whatever we have to do to try to bring them into the twenty-first century.

According to the tenets of that odious political philosophy they call a religion it's not possible to do any such thing.

All we can do is try to protect ourselves from their poison infecting our society. I'm afraid it's too late for that though.

11 posted on 11/30/2010 11:56:16 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Retired COB

Gosh, I have no idea why anyone would want to profile these people...


12 posted on 11/30/2010 11:59:13 AM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: BenLurkin

Good thing the judge didn’t get the wife’s phone, which had a message from Brett Favre on it.


13 posted on 11/30/2010 11:59:58 AM PST by blackdog
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“Is there any marital property rights?”

Yes, he keeps his head, she doesn’t keep hers.


14 posted on 11/30/2010 12:11:01 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda
From what I just looked up, it varies by country. Big dowry needed though in Saudi Arabia. She gets that back.

I doubt that applies to places like Afghanistan or Pakistan. But I bet it would in Dubai.

15 posted on 11/30/2010 12:17:00 PM PST by blackdog
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To: nickcarraway

Islam is Lord of the Flies.


16 posted on 11/30/2010 12:51:26 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Retired COB
and do whatever we have to do to try to bring them into the twenty-first century.

Baby steps. The ninth would be a step in the right direction.

17 posted on 11/30/2010 4:19:59 PM PST by Minn
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