Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Satellite Dish Makes Husband Unfit for Custody of Children

Adnan Al-Hababi has not seen his children in five years. His wife left his house without his permission in mid 2000 along with his three children before settling a divorce case. A judge in the Riyadh Shariah court ruled that his wife should have custody of their children on the basis that he was not fit to bring them up because he has a satellite dish in his house. He wrote down that she was a “nashiz” wife (disobedient who left her husband’s house without his approval). The wife told that Adnan had a satellite dish. “I acknowledged it was true and said that I had a normal dish that only screened Arabic channels and nothing sexual or pornographic,” Adnan said. The court ruling said: “The accuser has two boys who are under seven and a girl who is older than and that. He has acknowledged that he has a satellite dish that screens Arabic channels. And since he knows the dangers of what these channels screen — the soap operas and films that affect the morals of Muslims — and this could drive children astray, and also, since a girl usually spends most of her time at home, we have ruled that the custody of the children goes to what is best for them and hence goes to the wife because the husband is unfit for their upbringing.”


At July 20, 2005 2:45 PM, Blogger Brian H said...

Enforced retardation seems to be endemic in Arab countries.

At July 21, 2005 6:31 AM, Blogger nouille said...


Islam is sooo progressive.


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