Friday, January 04, 2013

Saudi Man Searching For Jewish Wife Arrested In Mecca

As is often the case, stories sourced from Arab language papers don't always make sense, but they're sometimes good for a chuckle.

Take the bizarre story in Al Arabiya taken from an article in al Hayat.

Police at the Grand Mosque in Mekkah arrested on Thursday a man found carrying papers that show he is looking for a Jewish woman to marry, according to a report by the daily al-Hayat newspaper.

Lieutenant Abdulmohsen Maiman, spokesman for the Grand Mosque police, told the paper that the 49-year-old Saudi national could be suffering from “mental disorder.”

He said the man was arrested in possession of “five documents containing contradictory information showing the man's mental state and expressing his desire to marry a Jewish a woman,” al-Hayat reported.

Lieutenant Maiman denied earlier reports that the man was handing out papers to worshipers and asking them for help in finding his Jewish dream wife.

The man according to the police official was referred to investigation and prosecution before he could be transferred to a specialized physician.

Okay, so the man probably is mentally unstable for showing up at a mosque in the midst of the most religious city for Muslims in the world in search of a Jewish wife, but was he actually handing out papers or not? And more importantly, was he arrested for wanting to find that Jewish wife, or because he seems to be mentally unstable?

Maybe he should have tried JDate.

Source: Al Arabiya

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