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Sunday, July 27, 2003
 
New developments in divorce

According to this article, and I heard it on the steam radio today, too (so it must be true)
Getting a quickie divorce has taken on a whole new meaning in Malaysia after it was decided that a man can divorce his wife with a text message.

The government's adviser on religious affairs, the man who counsels Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, said as long as the message was clear and unambiguous it was valid under Islamic Sharia law.
Isn't that fantastic? The World's cuddliest, most perfect, large-scale religion is, with its usual grace, making the sexes even more unequal.
Although such a notification of divorce may seem astonishingly brief to some, under Islamic law men are allowed to divorce their wives simply be saying the word 'talaq' - I divorce you - three times.
All this in addition to permitting polygamy. (I understand that even the mention of polyandry is considered distinctly naughty. Better still.) Wow. I've just bought a batch of mobile phones and booked my ticket to Kuala Lumpur.


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