And guess what? The Saudi sharia court in Jeddah upheld the unilateral ending of his
marriage ownership by phone, while in Iraq participating in the jihad. This is the country that O-bow-ma greatly respects for doing so much for the world. And to think that there are some commenters here in Finland who deem sharia courts as a justifiable option or even as right. Unbelievable. KGS
ReutersRIYADH (Reuters) – A Saudi man has divorced his wife by text message, a newspaper said on Thursday. The man was in Iraq when he sent the SMS informing her she was no longer his spouse. He followed up with a telephone call to two of his relatives, the daily Arab News reported.A court in the Red Sea city of Jeddah finalised the split — the first known divorce in Saudi Arabia by text message — after summoning the two relatives to check they had received word of the husband’s intention, the paper said.Saudi Arabia practises a strict form of Islamic Sharia law, and clerics preside over Sharia courts as judges. Under the law a man can divorce his wife by saying “I divorce you” three times. The Saudi man was in Iraq to participate in “what he described as ‘jihad’,” according to the Arab News. Many Saudis have gone to fight with al Qaeda militants against the Iraqi government and U.S. forces.