Those Wacky Muslim Clerics

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    Wife needs one-day marriage after drunken divorce

    Mon Aug 21, 8:25 AM ET

    KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Islamic clerics in eastern India have ruled that a woman divorced by her husband in a fit of drunkenness can remarry him only after she takes another husband for one day, police said Monday.

    Ershad, a rickshaw puller, uttered the word "talaq," or divorce, three times earlier this month while he was drunk, and when news leaked out in their village in eastern Orissa state, the clerics said they must separate.

    "The couple had kept it under wraps and continued to stay together but the clerics ruled that since Ershad uttered the word talaq three times, it constituted a divorce," district police chief Shatrughan Parida said over the telephone.

    Under the rules, the woman, who is a mother of three, must marry another man and obtain a divorce from him before she can be reunited with Ershad, the clerics in the local mosque said.

    The clerics have said the man the woman marries temporarily must be 70 years of age, Parida said.

    Muslims, who constitute more than 13 percent of India's mainly Hindu population, are governed by special personal laws including marriage laws. But in many remote rural areas, it is the local clerics who pass diktats on social issues before they reach the courts.

    Earlier this year, another Muslim couple in neighboring West Bengal state was told by local religious leaders they must separate after the man uttered "talaq" three times in his sleep. They refused the order and continue to live together.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060821/od_nm/india_divorce_dc_1
     
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    10 to 1 odds that every one of those Islamic clerics who decreed this are 70 years old or older.
     
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    LMAO!! :clap1:
     
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    Muslims don't drink alcohol.

    :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

    :moon4:
     
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    OK. And?

    I think you misread this entire thread. Ershad was not a cleric. He was a rickshaw puller. Ershad was the one who was drunk.

    The clerics said she has to marry someone else (70 or older) and divorce him before re-marrying Ershad.

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    Well, at least she's not gonna be stoned to death.:D

    OH, believe me...yes they do.
     
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    And Jews don't eat pork...but Chinese food is like the national cuisine for American Jewsn (at least the ones who aren't orthodox). :mm:
     
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    Wrong. :moon4:
     
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    If it's this easy to split up, it must be tough to make any money as a Muslim divorce lawyer in India. ;)

    Last night I uttered the words "full body massage for wife" three times to my husband, but he just kept napping.
     
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    Jesus FUCKING Christ, People!

    I put a sheepish grin, FOUR stupid beer icons, and a moon, and none of you could tell I was being sarcastic?

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