In-laws castrate man for Druze marriage

AFP-JIJI

The irate family of a Lebanese Druze woman who married a Sunni man attacked her new husband by cutting off his penis and pulling out his teeth, local media reported Wednesday.

Mass circulation An Nahar said Rabih, 39, and Roudaina, 20, met on Facebook and were married by a sheikh in July against the wishes of the bride’s family.

Marriage between members of the Druze community and non-Druze are extremely rare and officially banned by the religious group, which is present in Lebanon, Syria, Israel and the West Bank.