From the House of Saud on down there's a lot of rot in Saudi Arabia. Here's a new one - divorce. In Saudi Arabia, it's not necessary for the husband or the wife to sue for divorce. They can actually have it imposed on them.
IN three months, 14 lawsuits have been filed calling for breaking of marriages by relatives who thought the husband and the wife are not socially equal. Some judges and lawyers do believe there are merits to these claims. Many legally married couples were divorced, as an afterthought, because somebody discovered that one or the other was not good enough based on his or her bloodline.
Before these cases reach the courts, pressure is used against both parties to divorce voluntarily. Threats of economic and social boycott is typically used. In some cases, violent acts are committed. If, however, both are resisting and insisting on staying together, then any family or tribe member has the right to take them to court.
The judges will then call on the “less equal” party to bring his/her proofs of equality — family trees, tribal historians, documents, witnesses and others. If these evidence were not satisfactory, then it is up to the judge to order the forced separation of husband and wife. Children custody are usually given to the “racially superior” parent.
I'm sorry but that's one morally bereft, hopelessly fucked up country. These assholes are right up there with the Taliban.