Friday, August 22, 2008

Man Sentenced to Death for Having 80 Wives

Geez, I'm surprised he's even still alive. This guy was getting more tail than Barack Obama's father. Frankly, I think I'd be tuckered out after about a dozen marriages myself. And, of course, some would argue having 80 wives is a death sentence in and of itself.

Anyway, he's got some decisions to make and needs to thin the herd down to four wives ASAP or it'll be off with his head. I guess on the upside, 76 eligible ladies will be back on the market.
AN Islamic organisation in Nigeria has issued a death sentence on a man who married 80 women - many more than the maximum of four allowed by Islam.

The Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI), one of Nigeria's top Islamic bodies, said in a statement that Mohammadu Bello Masaba stood condemned to death unless he divorced 76 of the women in four days, The Guardian newspaper reported.

"Unless Masaba repents within four days and take only four wives from the herd he remains condemned to death, according to Sharia law," the statement said.

"Any Muslim who married more than the approved number of wives at a time either by mistake or out of ignorance is instructed to choose but only four and ask for Allah's forgiveness."

Since the return of Nigeria to civil rule in 1999 a dozen predominantly Muslim states in the north have re-introduced a strict version of the Islamic Sharia legal system.

Sharia law is often seen as more efficient and less bureaucratic and corrupt than Nigeria's secular courts.
Oh yes, much more efficient. Death sentences definitely are efficient.

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