Where else but in lands ruled by the medieval, misogynistic code of sharia law could this happen?
A Saudi man divorced his wife for watching alone a television programme presented by a male, an act he deemed immoral, the Al Shams newspaper reported on Saturday.
The man, whom the paper did not identify, ended his marriage on the grounds his wife was effectively alone with an unrelated man, which is forbidden under the strict Islamic law enforced in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the paper said.
Islam places the responsibility for a man’s sexual behavior on the woman, for a man who sees an unveiled woman or is alone with a woman who is not his close relative might not be able to control himself — and it would be the woman’s fault.
Granted the husband was probably looking for a reason to divorce her, but it’s a good thing he intervened when he did. No telling what that poor guy on the TV was going through.
(hat tip: LGF)