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Not a Prank Call: Sharia Marriage & Divorce Via Telephone Come to Germany

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Posted on April 9 2011 12:56 pm
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Crossposted from Sheik YerMami

Two Pakistanis got married by phone, the woman never once having met the man. A German registrar refused to recognize the legitimacy of their marriage but has now been overruled by a court. Although German law requires marriage partners to be physically present with one another when the marriage takes place, foreign laws and customs should  prevail, the judges said.

Wife beating  is old stuff, just like  judicial discounts for honor killers and murderers of German citizens. New is the oriental marriage, which will add a whole lot of secret herbs and spices to the multicultural environment that has made us so much richer.

Germans can only marry personally and in the presence of both marriage partners according to German law.

But that’s only for the local yokels who wear lederhosen and drink beer. Today, there are different  “customs and rights rules” (a.k.a. sharia.)

So, if the  marriage contract is drawn up according to sharia, Islamic law, who could possibly object?

A registrar of births, marriages and deaths in Germany, who refused to witness a marriage contract over the telephone,  had to be properly instructed by the progressive judges of the  Landgericht (court) in Zweibrücken:

“The only thing relevant is whether the foreign law permits this form of marriage ceremony – the sharia  therefore overrides  German law”

Contact to the Oberlandesgericht Zweibrücken: olgzw@zw.jm.rlp.de (write them a letter, but please be polite)

In German:

Zwar kann nach deutschem Recht eine Ehe nur persönlich und in Anwesenheit beider Ehepartner geschlossen werden. Aber das gilt nur für Einheimische. Auch andere “Bräuche und Rechtsregeln” (a.k.a. Scharia) werden anerkannt, wenn die Ehe nach diesen geschlossen worden ist. So musste sich ein Standesbeamter in Deutschland, der sich geweigert hatte, eine am Telefon geschlossene Ehe, zweier sich unbekannter Ehepartner für gültig zu erklären, vom Gericht in Zweibrücken belehren lassen. Entscheidend sei, ob das ausländische Recht diese Form der Eheschließung zulässt – die Scharia ist demnach im Zweifelsfall in Deutschland verbindlicher als das deutsche Recht.

» Kontakt zum Oberlandesgericht Zweibrücken: olgzw@zw.jm.rlp.de

Crossposted from Sheik YerMami

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