Mecca police: Marry a Jew? You must be crazy
There are many places you might visit if you were looking to meet a Jewish woman, get married, and live happily ever after. But the Grand Mosque in Mecca is probably not one of them.
Online, you can depend on J Meet, the Jewish dating agency, to keep the gentiles at bay or the bars of Tel Aviv provide a fertile ground for singles on the mingle.
Not only is it unlikely you’ll bump into an eligible Jewish woman doing the hora around the Kaaba, you also run the risk of a stretch in a psychiatric institution, as one hapless Saudi romantic found out last week.
Police at the Grand Mosque arrested a man who was reportedly leafleting passers-by, asking for help in his quest to find his Abigail. Although Saudi authorities later denied that he was encroaching on the public with his desire for the perfect Jewish match.
Police spokesman Lieutenant Abdulmohsen Maiman told the local daily Al-Hayat that the 49-year-old Saudi batchelor could be suffering from a “mental disorder.”
The man was found in possession of “five documents containing contradictory information showing the man's mental state and expressing his desire to marry a Jewish a woman,” Al-Hayat reported.
He is now facing prosecution, after which he will probably be transferred to a “specialist physician.”
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