Veil of secrecy

  Seth Haniel 09:24 11 Feb 10
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An Arabic country's ambassador to Dubai has had his marriage contract annulled after discovering the bride was cross-eyed and had facial hair.

The woman had worn an Islamic veil, known as the niqab, on the few occasions the couple had met.

The envoy, who has not been identified, told a Sharia court her mother had tricked him by showing him pictures of the bride's sister, Gulf News reported.

He only discovered the deception when he lifted the woman's veil to kiss her.

The court had annulled the marriage contract but rejected a $130,000 (£83,000) compensation claim for gifts he had bought his intended, the report said.

  canarieslover 09:31 11 Feb 10

Love may be blind, but not stupid. Must be a bit like buying in eBay, sight unseen.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 09:36 11 Feb 10

'after discovering the bride was cross-eyed and had facial hair'...why would he want to marry someone from Norfolk?

G

  sunnystaines 09:40 11 Feb 10

after a few pints and the lights out he would not notice anyway

  Seth Haniel 09:50 11 Feb 10

thats why they ban alchohol there ;)

  peter99co 12:02 11 Feb 10

The veritable pig in a poke!

  BT 17:10 11 Feb 10

That's not fair there are lots of pretty girls here in Norfolk.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:16 11 Feb 10

My new life as a comedian has been rather short-lived then?

G

  Monoux 18:03 11 Feb 10

GANDALF <|:-)> -- Norfolk'ites have no sense of humour -- it's the result of inbreeding until the borders were opened a year or two back :o)

  Seth Haniel 19:38 11 Feb 10

here's me thinking you've been a comedian all these years

You mean you've been serious!!!!

;)

  jakimo 06:15 12 Feb 10

Theres no Spec-Savers in Norfolk

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