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Saudi Asks Wife: ”Can I Marry Again?”
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, July 06, 2014

Posted on 07/06/2014 11:18:49 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A Saudi man set precedence in the Gulf Kingdom’s conservative society when he sought his wife’s written opinion whether she would let him marry again. But her response carried an implicit threat to her husband.

In a letter he left her at home, the husband told his wife that he intends to marry again on the grounds Islam permits men to have four wives at a time.

A copy of the letter published by Sada newspaper showed the man marked two answers at the bottom “I agree and I don’t agree.”

It showed the wife not only answered “I don’t agree” but added a threatening phrase saying :”try and you will see.”

Sada said the letter was circulated on social networks but did not mention where in Saudi Arabia the couple lives.


TOPICS: Local News; Religion; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: marriage; polygamy; saudiarabia

1 posted on 07/06/2014 11:18:49 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

When is “mother” coming to pay a visit?


2 posted on 07/06/2014 11:31:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: nickcarraway
In a letter he left her at home, the husband told his wife that he intends to marry again on the grounds Islam permits men to have four wives at a time.

Admittedly I don’t understand the Muslim culture at all, but I don’t see the advantage of having more than one wife.

I grew up in a family with 5 sisters and 2 bothers. I found living in a house with multiple females constantly bickering intolerable.

I can’t for the life of me imagine seeking to add another wife to my household, the rivalry that would ensue would make your life a living H*LL. Mediating arguments between your wives would eat up enormous amounts of time.

3 posted on 07/06/2014 11:33:48 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: nickcarraway
Sada said the letter was circulated on social networks but did not mention where in Saudi Arabia the couple lives.

I wonder what evil would befall this man should he be found out.

I would think he would be considered rather less than a manly man for asking for his wife’s approval for bringing a second wife home. And the little warning added by his wife seems to suggest that he does not wear the pants in the family.

4 posted on 07/06/2014 11:39:24 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: nickcarraway
This wouldn't work out to well with my wife either.

However, as a husband, I have to ask. One wife is not enough?

You would have to be a glutton for punishment.

5 posted on 07/06/2014 11:40:29 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Pontiac

“I grew up in a family with 5 sisters and 2 bothers. I found living in a house with multiple females constantly bickering intolerable. “

Wouldn’t that be: “I grew up in a family with 5 bothers and 2 brothers.”?


6 posted on 07/06/2014 11:42:29 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: SamAdams76

What does that say about your wife? LOL


7 posted on 07/06/2014 11:42:48 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: Pontiac

Why would anyone want more than one mother-in-law?


8 posted on 07/06/2014 11:43:23 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Pontiac
I found living in a house with multiple females constantly bickering intolerable.
I can’t for the life of me imagine seeking to add another wife to my household, the rivalry that would ensue would make your life a living H*LL. Mediating arguments between your wives would eat up enormous amounts of time.

Hmmmmmm...perhaps if you were able to present the draconian onus possibility of stoning, beheading under the guise of 'honor' killing...then perhaps all would be quiet on your western front.

9 posted on 07/06/2014 11:47:55 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (When the going gets tough...the Low Information President (LIP) goes golfing)
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To: Fungi

Don’t forget, they come with mothers too!


10 posted on 07/06/2014 11:49:54 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nickcarraway

This is coming soon to the US.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 11:55:06 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: Stand Watch Listen
then perhaps all would be quiet on your western front.

It may quite things when I was home but the bickering would simply occur when I was not at home.

It is a simple fact that there can only be one Alpha female in the house. The other given is that there is always a battle going on as to who that is if there is more than one female in the house.

12 posted on 07/06/2014 12:00:13 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Politicalkiddo
Except for her cooking I don’t have a problem with my mother-in-law.

Of course adding another mother-in-law would be a crap shoot.

13 posted on 07/06/2014 12:07:04 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: TexasGator; Pontiac
Wouldn’t that be: “I grew up in a family with 5 bothers and 2 brothers.”?

Our house had bothers. Plenty of 'em.

14 posted on 07/06/2014 12:08:41 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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15 posted on 07/06/2014 12:11:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Albion Wilde
Our house had bothers. Plenty of 'em.

Perhaps I biased toward my own sex but it always seemed to me that daughters are much more disrespectful than sons.

How does your experiences jibe with my observations?

16 posted on 07/06/2014 12:15:21 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

Poor you, truly. Anybody who wants to live in a house full of women is nuts - pure and simple. They make life miserable for everyone. And from what I’ve read Muslim women are vicious to the poor innocent brides who end up their harems. Scheherazade, it ain’t.


17 posted on 07/06/2014 12:52:16 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: conservative98

This is coming soon to the US.

“sister Wives”


18 posted on 07/06/2014 1:07:55 PM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: Pontiac

You sir are smarter than the average bear. :-)


19 posted on 07/06/2014 1:13:41 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nickcarraway

Funny, that’s EXACTLY the same answer my wife would give!


20 posted on 07/06/2014 1:47:44 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Pontiac

That’s probably why Islam says if he gives the first wife a house, he has to give the second wife a house. They then don’t share the same house.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 2:29:47 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Pontiac

>I can’t for the life of me imagine seeking to add another wife to my household, the rivalry that would ensue would make your life a living H*LL. Mediating arguments between your wives would eat up enormous amounts of time.

Much easier to deal with when you can legally beat them to death.

Also illustrates the wisdom of apologizing afterward rather than asking permission first.


22 posted on 07/06/2014 3:14:42 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: Pontiac
Perhaps I biased toward my own sex but it always seemed to me that daughters are much more disrespectful than sons. How does your experiences jibe with my observations?

My experience was so long ago, it probably doesn't jibe with today's youth. But a respectful daughter, in most cases, depends on having an active father in the home who expects, teaches, models and if necessary demands respect for himself and his wife. Likewise, male children need a father in order to learn respect for adults.

23 posted on 07/06/2014 3:17:52 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: conservative98

It is here already. Watch the TV show Sister wives..


24 posted on 07/06/2014 4:41:11 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Pontiac
I can’t for the life of me imagine seeking to add another wife to my household, the rivalry that would ensue would make your life a living H*LL. Mediating arguments between your wives would eat up enormous amounts of time.

American men have been dealing with it for a long time. They just call the earlier wife "the ex".

I think it would only be workable if you were wealthy enough to provide each wife with her own apartment, so they wouldn't have to interact.

25 posted on 07/06/2014 4:51:21 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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