From today's Gulf News:
An Arab ambassador said he decided to call off his wedding immediately after he discovered that his wife-to-be, who wears a niqab, was bearded and cross-eyed.
Apparently whenever they met, his would-be bride did her best to conceal herself. She must have done a good job, as he laid out Dh500,000 (Cdn) on goodies for her during their courtship. Her mom appeared to be involved too, as the man claimed he was shown pictures that turned out to be of her sister.
When I first read this story, I thought we had a chaste case of Madame Butterfly on our hands. Now I don't know what is going on:
Gulf News also learnt that the ambassador requested the Sharia court to refer the Gulf national woman to a specialist to have her examined for hormonal deficiencies.
The court referred the bride to a specialist who countered the ambassador's claims and reported that she did not suffer any hormonal problems.