Saudi Religious Police Official Arrested for Excess of Wives

A 56-year-old official in the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice had been arrested for exceeding the wife limit in the Jazan province of Saudi Arabia. Under Sharia law, a man can have as many as four wives but the official had accumulated six wives. It appears that the official has two wives too many.

The official has three wives from Saudi Arabia and three from Yemen. He will now have to slim down his marital numbers to four and insists that he has already moved to divorce two of the women.

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14 thoughts on “Saudi Religious Police Official Arrested for Excess of Wives”

  1. My “gay” friends don’t have a problem with it, but since homosexuals like mespo and his father (I’m assuming he also calls his father “Sir”) and polite people like you say it’s offensive, I’ll only use it with people that feel they are not being discriminated against.

    My humble thanks, Gyges.

  2. Zakimar,

    Excuse me then, in the U.S. it’s a derogatory term. I care because I think you’re a fairly intelligent person, but you come across as a huge bigot. Maybe you are, but I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt. I’m just trying to help you be able to make a point without it being lost because of your choice in rhetorical language. If you think that you shouldn’t have to change your language to suite the audience, let me know and I’ll stop trying to be helpful.

    This reminds me of when I used to play in a Dixieland band led by a German. We always had to remind him which tunes he should update the name of. “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” became “(Local street name) Strutters’ Ball.”

  3. “nespo”; I’m glad you’re out of the closet, but instead of merely criticizing me, please tell me what you would prefer to be called – something other than “gay”.

  4. zakimar:

    No zakimar the word “homos” is offensive too, but since almost everything you say is also, it’s hard to point them all out. Let’s just point out when you’re not offensive–it will take less time.

  5. I often say homo and some of my homo friends say homo and fag all the time. If they don’t care, why should you? I feel that some terms are just stupid, like gay and homophobic. Both of those words are completely nonsensical. When I actually starting hearing homos saying that they feel it’s derogatory, I’ll find something more “appropriate, but gay isn’t it – much too fruity.

    I’m sure there are some homos on this site, and they all seem to know it’s not derogatory, hence no comments from percy or mespo and most likely martha. Just as when I was “critical” of SOME Jews, Jews like Spindell, Mark, mespo, percy, martha and bartlebee were all over me.

  6. Zakimar,

    Homos is a derogatory term. Saying “I have nothing against homos” is like saying “I’ve got nothing against towel-heads,” it makes you seem insincere.

  7. “In spite of what some may infer from my comments, I reserve my main opposition to Zionists and hypocrites.”


    Not so surprisingly, bigots never seem to bother you too much.

  8. I have nothing against Jews, whores and homos either and I’m sure there are good people present in all three groups, even adulterers, my point was against hypocrisy.

    In spite of what some may infer from my comments, I reserve my main opposition to Zionists and hypocrites.

  9. Personally I have nothing against Jews, whores, or homosexuals. That is assuming the whores are doing it of their own free will, in a clean safe place and using birth-control and condoms. To be honest my main problem with polygamy (assuming everyone involved knows and about it and is doing involved because they want to be) is that the last thing humanity needs right now is the kind of population growth that it tends to lead to.

    I’ve been thinking about this issue, and I’d say I’m against the Government being involved in marriages, but they are a contract. If the contract ends, some uninterested party needs to be in charge of dividing up the property, debts, etc. The courts are well set up for that job, and society has an interest in making sure the division is as fair as possible. So I think I’m against the Government being involved in the setting up of these contracts.

  10. I think the millions of American Christians that STILL send millions of dollars to Swaggert think he’s a good Christian.

    And of course you prefer Jews, adulterers, whores and homos, it wouldn’t occur to me to disagree with you on that.

  11. zakimar:

    “I too have always felt it was better to be a good Christian or Jew like Jim Baker, Jimmy Swaggert, Bill Clinton, Larry Craig, Spitzer etc.”

    Who says they are good Christians or Jews? To me, they look like classic strawmen designed to bolster your hasty generalizations about religions or races you do not like. In any event, I still prefer all of them to bigots.

  12. I too have always felt it was better to be a good Christian or Jew like Jim Baker, Jimmy Swaggert, Bill Clinton, Larry Craig, Spitzer etc. and be married to one woman but to engage in a little adultery with whores and homos. More than one wife? Disgusting AND immoral.

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