Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    BadlandsVikings's Avatar
    BadlandsVikings is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    26,569

    Man's wives have no sense of humor

    RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi man lost a bit of his nose in a joint assault by his two wives after he jokingly threatened to marry a third woman.

    Judaie Ibn Salem had thought his threat would help resolve an argument over dividing up his house.

    "I swore that I would do it because ... they were impolite and that's when I came under an even bigger attack," Ibn Salem told Shams newspaper after having seven stitches inserted.

    "I never realized they would get so worked up. But the only way to restore my dignity is really to take a third wife.

    "I don't know what I'm going to lose next if I do that."

    Islamic law allows men to take up to four wives and polygamy is not unusual in the conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070410/od_nm/saudi_dc;_ylt=Am6ouutLRS7_k7NZIbryFIsuQE4F

  2. #2
    cogitans is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,403

    Re: Man's wives have no sense of humor

    I could get really worked up if we were to talk polygamy.

    It's so truly disrespectful to women. I feel it's so awful.

    Thanks to PPE for the sig.

  3. #3
    baumy300 is offline Star Spokesman
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    2,065

    Re: Man's wives have no sense of humor

    "cogitans" wrote:
    I could get really worked up if we were to talk polygamy.

    It's so truly disrespectful to women. I feel it's so awful.
    We better hope that none of the Islamic faithful read your post. It would be seen as offensive and civil rights groups from here to Saturn would be calling for your head and the immediate termination of PPO for allowing people to slander the "religion of peace."

  4. #4
    cogitans is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,403

    Re: Man's wives have no sense of humor

    "baumy300" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    I could get really worked up if we were to talk polygamy.

    It's so truly disrespectful to women. I feel it's so awful.
    We better hope that none of the Islamic faithful read your post. It would be seen as offensive and civil rights groups from here to Saturn would be calling for your head and the immediate termination of PPO for allowing people to slander the "religion of peace."
    It's not like it's in The Koran. Other than that the idiotic Islamic men can toss my salad.

    Thanks to PPE for the sig.

  5. #5
    The Dropper's Avatar
    The Dropper is offline Star Spokesman
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Portland, Ore.
    Posts
    2,101

    Re: Man's wives have no sense of humor

    "cogitans" wrote:
    "baumy300" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    I could get really worked up if we were to talk polygamy.

    It's so truly disrespectful to women. I feel it's so awful.
    We better hope that none of the Islamic faithful read your post. It would be seen as offensive and civil rights groups from here to Saturn would be calling for your head and the immediate termination of PPO for allowing people to slander the "religion of peace."
    It's not like it's in The Koran. Other than that the idiotic Islamic men can toss my salad.
    You're right; it is not in the Quran. But it is in the Sunna (the recordings of what the Prophet did in his lifetime, which included having several wives), and the Sunna is the second source behind the Quran for Islamic law.

    Regardless, very few Muslims consider polygamy acceptable in this day and age, so I am highly doubtful that anyone would be offended, nor would anyone call it a civil rights issue.

  6. #6
    cogitans is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,403

    Re: Man's wives have no sense of humor

    "The" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    "baumy300" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    I could get really worked up if we were to talk polygamy.

    It's so truly disrespectful to women. I feel it's so awful.
    We better hope that none of the Islamic faithful read your post. It would be seen as offensive and civil rights groups from here to Saturn would be calling for your head and the immediate termination of PPO for allowing people to slander the "religion of peace."
    It's not like it's in The Koran. Other than that the idiotic Islamic men can toss my salad.
    You're right; it is not in the Quran. But it is in the Sunna (the recordings of what the Prophet did in his lifetime, which included having several wives), and the Sunna is the second source behind the Quran for Islamic law.

    Regardless, very few Muslims consider polygamy acceptable in this day and age, so I am highly doubtful that anyone would be offended, nor would anyone call it a civil rights issue.
    Thank you for clearing that up.

    Also, even if it is in some religious text anywhere, I'd still call it wrong and disrespectful.

    Thanks to PPE for the sig.

  7. #7
    The Dropper's Avatar
    The Dropper is offline Star Spokesman
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Portland, Ore.
    Posts
    2,101

    Re: Man's wives have no sense of humor

    I completely agree. And even if it had a practical purpose in the past (a pretty offensive argument IMO that states that the reason for taking multiple wives is to rapidly grow the populaiton of people with your beliefs/religion. Offensive because even though it obviously works, it also takes no consideration for the women who have to share one schmuck with several others), it clearly doesn't have one today.

    In all, Saudi Arabia continues to be one of the worst places on the planet for spreading radicalism, intolerance, hate, violence, and archaic religious practices like the one being discussed here.

Similar Threads

  1. Google has a (creepy) sense of humor
    By NodakPaul in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 11-12-2009, 09:13 AM
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-25-2007, 09:22 AM
  3. Men can't help but ignore their wives
    By BadlandsVikings in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-14-2007, 05:29 PM
  4. Plumber with a sense of humor
    By COJOMAY in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-14-2005, 10:36 PM
  5. Footballers Wives
    By 6-KINGS in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 07-20-2005, 05:41 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •