Saudi Woman Divorcing Husband For Trying To Look At Her Face

So many people unfortunately are born into a religion and taught to follow it without ever building their own opinion.

I’m not religious in any way and should I ever have children, they will be able to choose. No christening or anything. I believe this is the right thing to do.

Anyway, Muslims are known to follow strict rules when it comes to every day life. Women wearing the veil for example. I really am no expert but this is pretty, um, strange.

A woman apparently wants to divorce her husband of 30 years for trying to take a look at her face.

Sure, different country, different culture, bla bla… I just cannot understand people who follow any religion with such a passion… I would imagine that hiding underneath a veil isn’t much fun.

    After 30 years of marriage, cynics might say most husbands and wives would have seen quite enough of each other, thank you very much. But not in the case of one Saudi Arabian man who managed to live with his wife for three decades without setting eyes on her face.

    Not that he had much choice about it. His 50-year-old wife followed the tradition of her native village near the south-western city of Khamis Mushayt and kept her features veiled at all times.

    Until one night last month, that is, when the husband was finally overcome by curiosity and tried to lift his wife’s veil as she slept to take a look at her face. It was an error he is unlikely to be given a chance to repeat for his outraged wife woke up during his sneak peek and is now demanding a divorce.

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