One consistent hallmark of abusive laws is that they lend themselves to new abuses limited only by a spiteful imagination (see also: Pakistan’s blasphemy law). “Saudi man divorces wife over loudspeaker at mall,” from Bikya Masr, March 23 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
CAIRO: A Saudi husband used a loudspeaker to divorce his wife at a busy shopping mall after seeing her take a note from another man bearing his phone number.
This, according to the Saudi Arabic language quotidian, Kabar.
The husband was with his wife and three children at the mall when he went his own way into a men’s clothes shop.
“When he left that shop, he saw a man giving his wife a note bearing his phone number”¦she accepted the paper and put it inside her bag,”
The newspaper did not mention where the mall is located.
“He then used the mall’s loudspeaker to shout divorce words against his wife although she was with her three children.”
Even the cast of Mallrats might think that’s taking it too far.