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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Oct 28, 2011 at 07:48

BB King

wrote :

" There is a way to bypass Sharia marriages the same way you bypass inter-faith marriages in Israel. Get married in a civil marriage outside of Lebanon and the govt will recognize the marriage. Here is the info from the U.S. embassy in Beirut. Also either partner can convert to the other's religion for the purpose of inter-faith marriages (http://lebanon.usembassy.gov/marriage.html)"

I read the link. Too good to be true! I wish they adduced the stats on real marriages concluded by Muslimas against the shariah. I suspect though that it it may be 0 or close to 0%, bearing in mind that women in Islam have no freedom, and so of course no choice in the matters of marriage is given to them. All is prearranged by their male relatives.

But I'd like to ask you one more question. Even finding one or two contrary cases what part of the country do you think can a couple that has acted against shariah marriage code live in on coming back from their marriage voyage to Lebanon ? You may well know that despite all the lofty bureaucratic phrases it is explicitly forbidden for a Muslima to marry a kafir and the punishment for doing it is death both for her and her daring lover, which makes the recurrent theme of never-ending Moslem "honor killings", doesn't it ? Note also that it is in Lebanon that a bill to protect women against domestic violence - such a normal phenomenon in dysfunctional Moslem families where marriages are prearranged by third parties and love plays hardly any role - was condemned as un-Islamic by the Moslem clergy ! And one of the reasons for this is the following :

"This will have a negative impact on Muslim children… who will see their mother threatening their father with prison, in defiance of patriarchal authority, which will in turn undermine the moral authority" of fathers! ;)

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/06/24/lebanons-top-sunni-clerics-say-banning-marital-rape-is-heresy-and-contradicts-sharia-law/

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The impotent central government in Beirut can recognize whatever it wills, but it will never be able to guarantee the couple's life in Lebanon with violence as a normal recognized way of life among its Moslem majority. This stands in sharp contrast to Israel, doesn't it , which makes its Moslems live according to Israeli laws and where women are protected against domestic violence through several laws including the Penal Code, the Prevention of Violence in the Family Law and the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law.

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