Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dubai: Sharia Court Annuls Marriage After Husband Finds Out Bride Is Cross-Eyed And Has Facial Hair

There are some things about Islam that make absolute sense to me. For instance, this story. Of course a dude ought to be able to abandon his commitment to his wife if she's fugly.

Maybe a little Sharia (Islamic Law) wouldn't be such a bad thing after all.

From the BBC:

An Emirati woman wearing a niqab walks past a mannequin at a bridal wear show in Dubai, April 2007
The envoy discovered the deception on lifting the woman's veil to kiss her

An Arabic country's ambassador to Dubai has had his marriage contract annulled after discovering the bride was cross-eyed and had facial hair.

The woman had worn an Islamic veil, known as the niqab, on the few occasions the couple had met.

The envoy, who has not been identified, told a Sharia court her mother had tricked him by showing him pictures of the bride's sister, Gulf News reported.

He only discovered the deception when he lifted the woman's veil to kiss her.

The court had annulled the marriage contract but rejected a $130,000 (£83,000) compensation claim for gifts he had bought his intended, the report said.

And now for a little palette cleanser:

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