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Marriage Counseling, Saudi Arabian Style April 28, 2016

Posted by geoff in News.

Always thought of Saudi Arabia as one of the more enlightened Middle Eastern countries, and I can see that it’s true:

A Muslim family therapist in Saudi Arabia, Khaled Al-Saqaby, posted a video in which he gives advice on “wife beating,” explains that the “necessary Islamic conditions for beating must be met,” and shows that husbands must not use a long wooden rod to beat their wife but instead use a tooth-cleaning twig or handkerchief.

See? Enlightened.

But some of you doubters may ask, what would bring a husband to the point of beating his wife at all? Well, need you ask? It’s all her fault, of course:

“Undoubtedly, some of the causes pertain to the wife,” said Khaled Al-Saqaby.  “Let me mention two of the many causes. The first is arguments between the wife and her husband. Unfortunately, some wives want to live a life of equality with their husband. A life of equality – you do something and I’ll do the same. This is a very grave problem.”

“In addition,” he said, “sometimes a woman makes mistakes that might lead her husband to beat her. I’m sad to say that there are some women who say, ‘Go ahead, if you are a real man, beat me.’ She provokes him.”

And that right there is Love, Arabian Style.


1. Cathy - April 28, 2016

So much for no beating around the bush.

2. skinbad - April 28, 2016

Ouch. Cathy “went there.”

3. geoff - April 29, 2016
4. Cathy - April 29, 2016

Great rescue, Geoff.


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