Apr 4 2012
George Galloway’s third wife has announced he is still married to her and refuses to grant her a divorce, days after his latest wedding to a Dutch anthropologist.
The Times UK (H/T IVE) Rima Husseini, who gave birth to her second child by Mr Galloway her four months ago, said yesterday that although Bradford’s new Respect MP “hasn’t done anything illegal”, they remain married under Islamic law.
“Morally, it’s a different story,” she said. “I have been asking for a divorce, but he has been refusing to grant me one for months. To this day he refuses to grant me a divorce.” “We are still married under Islamic law. “It’s just a stupid, man-made thing in some Arab countries. Under Islamic law we remain married. “He came this morning to pick up his son and we spoke.”
Mr Galloway, 57, posed for photographs with his new wife, Putri Gayatri Pertiwi, outside his home in Streatham yesterday morning, telling reporters that he had been up all night selecting candidates for the council elections in Bradford. With a wink, he said: “By the grace of God I am, to coin a phrase, indefatigable.”