Friday, February 19, 2010

Saudi Court Sentences Religious Police Official For Having Too Many Wives

Reuters reported Wednesday that a Saudi Arabian court has convicted a man in his 50's who holds an administrative position with the Saudi religious police of having six wives. The man claimed he was not educated enough to know that Islam does not allow him to be married to more than four women at the same time. The court in Ahad-al-Massarha in the southern province of Jazan said it did not believe his claims. It sentenced him to 120 lashes, banned him from preaching and leading prayers, ordered him not to travel abroad for 5 years and required him to memorize two chapters from the Qur'an.