Yep, our effervescent Deputy Dawg™ is encouraging his fellow MPs to get it on:
An Islamist lawmaker has urged his male peers to take four wives, three Bahraini women and one foreigner, in order to help address the issue of the high number of spinsters in the country.
I’m not sure if he’s also including the lone female MP into the sphere of his advice of course, probably not as with his low opinion of women I wouldn’t be too surprised. Foreign women of course do not get regarded at all by him, they simply do not exist but if they do, they are worth a lot less than locals.
What’s all this in aid of then? What’s the motive for his latest stinker?
ShaikhJasem Al Saidi, an independent with strong ties to the Salafis in the lower house, said that Bahraini men should not hesitate to wed more than one wife for the sake of the nation.
“We do not want to have spinsters in the country and we do not want a rise in the divorce rate either. Taking more than one wife is the solution, and I advise that the members of the Council of Representatives should set the example,” he said.
But his remarks, uttered in a light tone, drew compassionate opposition from the other 38 men who sit in the 40-member council.
“Please, just speak for yourself,” the Islamist deputy was told by fellow member Hassan Al Dossari, while Latifa Al Gaood, the only woman in the lower council, preferred not to comment.
Al Saidi’s suggestion came after the council could not agree on the merits of extending health privileges to foreign women married to Bahrainis.
Habib Toumi :: Gulf News :: 5 April, ’07
Ah, he’s trying to save the country the money that would have been paid by foreign wives for availing of the local health services.
Thank you sir. Now go back to your cave. And take with you all of those morons who voted for you as well.