Amal Alamuddin’s mom doesn’t like George Clooney because he’s not Druze

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If I was engaged to George Clooney, I think my mom would freak out. She’s loved him for decades, so it would definitely get weird. I think my mother would also be freaked out about the age difference, which is about the same as the age difference between George and Amal Alamuddin – he is 16 years older than her. But as it turns out, Amal’s mom doesn’t have those particular concerns. According to The Daily Mail, Amal’s mom is more concerned about the religious difference. Oh…..

Most mothers would be shouting from the rooftops if their daughter snagged George Clooney. But the mom of Clooney’s fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, is not so impressed with her daughter’s choice – and instead wanted her to marry within their strict Lebanese religious sect, according to close family friends.

High-profile human-rights lawyer Amal, 37, was born in Beirut to a prominent and highly respected family within the Druze sect, a medieval offshoot of Islam, who are forbidden to marry outsiders. For traditional Druze families intermarriage results in excommunication and social boycott. And a Lebanese friend of the family in London, where Amal was raised and Baria still lives, told MailOnline: ‘You would think Amal has hit the jackpot with George Clooney, but Baria is not happy. She thinks Amal can do better. She has been telling half of Beirut, in fact anyone that will listen, there are five hundred thousand Druze. Are none of them good enough for her?’.

There can be harsh penalties for those Druze who marry outsiders. Several women have been murdered for disobeying the rules. Last year a Sunni Muslim man had his penis severed by the male relatives of a Druze woman who defied her family by marrying him.

The friend added: ‘There have a been a few jokes in the family about the same thing happening to George!’

Druze make up around five per cent of Lebanon and number about a million worldwide, a community that is gradually shrinking as you cannot convert to be a Druze – and are only considered a member of the religion only if both your parents are Druze. Those who marry outside the religion are cast out of the community and not allowed to return. Druze sheikhs will cut them off and refuse to pray over their grave when they die.

If George and Amal have children she will be unable to pass on her religion to them. Their wedding, thought to be taking place near Lake Como on September 12 will not be a Druze wedding and Druze sheiks will not officiate, as Amal will be considered to be leaving the community and taking on the traditions of her husband, the source explained. A civil wedding may offer a loophole in that she may be allowed to keep her religion.

[From The Daily Mail]

I’ve said this before (and been called an Islamophobe for it), but I’ll say it again: it’s all fun and games until someone wants to raise the kid Muslim. If this is just a religious argument only about the marriage, I would say f—k it, let George & Amal do their thing. But it’s a whole different ball game when it comes to if they have kids and how those kids will be raised and in what religion. Now, all that being said… it doesn’t seem like Amal really is that “strict” with her religion. Maybe she doesn’t care. Maybe this is just her mom’s issue. Last thing: why not have some kind of conversion method? I never understand why some religions don’t allow conversions.

Update: George Clooney has responded to The Mail story – you can read his open letter here. I will cover it in a new post today.

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  1. Abbott says:

    I think it’s more about the Druze wanting to protect their bloodline, as there are not a lot of Lebanese with this ancestry left in the world.

  2. Jenns says:

    Is George that head-over-heels in love that he’ll be able to deal with all the BS that comes with this union? The in-laws, the kids, the two different career paths? I just don’t see it. I think it won’t be too long before he is wishing for his single, carefree days.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I would marry outside that religion so fast it’s head would spin. Please kick me out and never speak to me again, please.

  4. Lady Macbeth (ex HiddlesF) says:

    In my opinion the Daily Fail made that up…..

  5. OhDear says:

    So the break up announcement will come soon, I see. First the “George is getting cold feet” and now this.

  6. Erinn says:

    My guess is that this is her mothers’ issue.

  7. Badirene says:

    She looks like she has been styled by Suri Cruise in that top picture.

  8. Greata says:

    This is gonna get real interesting.

  9. aenflex says:

    Ah, religion is so helpful. Isn’t Clooney atheist?

  10. NewWester says:

    Ten bucks says this will be one of the reasons thrown around when George and Amul call off the wedding.

  11. HannahG says:

    I’m sure that’s just the Daily Mail making BS up again…

    • kri says:

      I’m thinking that she isn’t that strict in her faith, given that they are banging before the wedding. Allegedly. I’m not even convinced there will be a wedding let alone Cloonlets, but who knows. Looks like the shopping is smoothing things over, though.

  12. mata says:

    She’s pushing 40 and he’s had a vasectomy, so it’s possible there are no plans for children. Besides, I suspect if the story is true (and that’s a big IF, given the source), it’s the mother’s issue.

  13. lisa2 says:

    I agree regarding what happens when children are involved. I have a friend that is going through this now. She married a Muslim man and they are thinking about children. I for one thought she should have had that conversation before marriage but it is hard to believe how many people don’t do that.

    It is also very surreal to be talking about George Clooney and kids. He is 53 and again always talked about not wanting children. But he said the same about marrying again. I feel like this is an episode of the Twilight Zone: what alien force took over George Clooney’s body. I always thought he had some procedure done to make sure kids were not a possibility.

    *** Side note
    Does anyone know anything about her past relationships. Who she has dated or been involved with. I find it strange that there has been no mention of her romantic past or anything. One would think some tabloid or such would have been all over that. But nothing to my knowledge.

    • Louisa says:

      I was just about to ask about her past relationships. I haven’t read about anyone she has dated which I find very curious.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Lisa2 – totally agree! We’ve heard nothing about her past relationships, and have seen no friends, either. My previous comment about this was eaten, but I think it’s odd we aren’t seeing any “Advil and her closest friends have lunch” photos. They would make her appear more likeable.

    • Liberty says:

      I have been asking this for awhile on earlier threads. How is there….nothing? and as I keep saying. not “Prettiest Barrister List” or whatever it was. I am talking past dates/BFs. The Brit tabloids can’t dig anything up? Really?

      Someone once responded to my last comment along these lines that lawyers are too busy to date so she probably hasn’t had time. My response to this (as a lawyer’s wife, and a long-time friend of some other lawyers/litigators) is …. uh. nope, not true at all.

      So I am entertaining myself with the theory that she’s possibly bearding too and the Gerber family will be delighted.

  14. feebee says:

    Sounds like a good idea that you can’t convert and come into this particular sect, maybe it will assist in it dying out. I’m not jumping on Islam, I have an intense dislike, distrust and general problem with any extreme arm of any religion. As for the special treatment certain followers of certain religions dole out to anyone who dares step outside archaic, unreasonable, totally bizarre “rules”, that sh-t really needs to be stopped.

    I don’t really see them having kids so it solves the issue of religious upbringing. Until she says in an interview she wants children I’m going with her happily choosing the childless/child-free lifestyle option.

    I’m sure Mum will come around and if not, well, it’s her loss. I mean, I love my mum but if she pulled the ‘I can’t see you because you married without my blessing’ sort of thing I’d have to say, If that’s how you fee, fair enough, I guess it’s goodbye then. Thanks for everything.

    Edit – of course many who have commented that this will be the ‘out’ used when they call off wedding may be on to something.

  15. Kim1 says:

    Who has this woman dated prior to Clooney? I can’t believe there have been no tabloid stories mentioning her ex boyfriends?
    I don’t believe Daily Mail story.

  16. Christin says:

    I never believed Jen’s engagement would result in a wedding, and I am getting a similar gut feeling about this couple. I will not be surprised if the wedding will be indefinitely postponed. The September date is rumor anyway.

  17. bettyrose says:

    I would worry if my educated successful daughter wanted to marry a douchey playboy who would expect her career to take a backseat to his.

  18. Jayna says:

    And then the next day the Daily Fail has photos of both mothers hanging out together shopping and looking like best buddies. Tomorrow will be another story in the Daily Fail.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2683670/Baria-Alamuddin-Nina-Bruce-bond-Lake-Como-ahead-children-Amal-George-Clooney-wedding.html

    • Cora says:

      So now the two prospective mothers-in-law just happen to be photographed walking arm and arm down the street? Those photos look so staged, I get second hand embarrassment just looking at them. This is my problem with Clooney’s PR game. It’s so heavy-handed. If this was to prove the DM story was false, the over reaction in staging these photos tells me the opposite – there was truth in the story.

      • Francis says:

        The stories were released on the same day. I read both last night they were within a short time span.
        The a Daily Mail does that.

        I agree, the problem is this entire engagement from day one is more heavy handed than a Tom Cruise announcement of being in love!
        It’s really kind of funny to see all this.
        Many of The Daily Mail comments are scathing.

      • Cora says:

        Clooney’s people would have known the first DM story was going to be published in advance. PR is usually contacted for comment ahead of time, they know what stories are about to be released. It’s too much of a coincidence to have the DM run with a mother-in-law disapproves of Clooney story and then a few hours later the two women are traipsing around like teenage BFF’s. One was an answer to the other. JMO. Instead of giving the DM a direct comment or quote to add to the first story, Clooney’s people stuck a deal to have to DM run the mother-in-law photos a few hours later. That’s why you often get two contradictory stories published at the same time. There are deals going on behind the scenes. That way the tabs get their scoops out, while remaining in the celeb’s good graces. Celebrityville – the land of smoke and mirrors.

      • lisa says:

        staged yet wearing lace sweat pants and a feather visor! i cant unsee it

      • Liberty says:

        @Cora — I agree
        @Lisa — right? saw that photo and… *dying!* *dead*

  19. tamara says:

    Druze are not Muslims!!!!

  20. polyphonic pickles says:

    Totally agree w Tamara and call bs on this story! Druze are an abrahamic religion with a reputation for assimilating well within their countries. Their sect exists in South America too. I’m sure there are the super strict Druze, but I think for the most part, most people follow their faith and have adapted to needs and desires of modern globalization.

  21. Faye says:

    I doubt this story is true, or we wouldn’t be seeing Amal’s mother traveling to Italy all the time, walking arm in arm with George’s mother.

    Regarding conversion for marriage, at least for me personally, I do not see the point. If you don’t want to live and practice it for your own reasons -if you’re doing it just as a formality for marriage- it’s not a true committment to the religion. Either your religion means enough to you to marry someone of your faith, or you don’t care that much and your partner is of a different religion. Asking someone to convert for you is just wrong IMO.

    • Francis says:

      If the quotes from the source were totally false, her law firm would have shut that story down pronto and demanded a retraction. Whomever the source was is the key to the quotes on the mom. The story wasn’t removed from their website or changed, so Daily Mail must be able to back up their quotes with a source, that her law firm or George’s pr people can’t have wiped away as totally false statements.

      • Faye says:

        Not really. It could be that she doesn’t take the DM seriously enough to address the issue -it would be giving it credence.

        Or, it’s possible someone who knows the mother said something but highly embellished it.

      • Francis says:

        Or it’s TRUE and the source is good and her mom said it ,so they can’t to deny it.

        Someone certainly took tip he time to shut down comments on the article. Many of the comments were scathing.
        I also notice like Kate Middleton, most of Advil’s articles are heavily moderated by the Daily Mail, …someone’s PR Machine is watching those articles closely, IMO.

  22. QQ says:

    But Amal’s Mom aint wrong Though.. She could do Better, younger, richer, smarter,less flighty, and PROBABLY Druze too if she was interested. #AmalIsNotHisMatchHEISHERLESSER

  23. Lara K says:

    Some religions don’t allow conversion because they are just a thin veil for racism. Many parents who object on religious grounds are really objecting on racial and cultural grounds, but religion sounds better.

    That said, I don’t think that’s the case here. Amal doesn’t seem at all religious.

    As for kids, I hope if they plan to have them they talk about all the ways to raise them – religion, location, school, etc. People need to sort this shit out before they get married. Crazy that many don’t.

    • SpookySpooks says:

      Why doesn’t she seem religious? How could you know that?

    • Jaded says:

      That’s like saying “she doesn’t seem Irish” because she doesn’t have an Irish accent. The Druze are a progressive socialist society. Their religion informs their whole lives, not just praying constantly at some religious centre. Their beliefs create cultural, social and educational support for their society and, by association, others who are not Druze. They have been persecuted by the more radical Muslim sects who see the Druze’s advanced society as a direct threat to them.

      • tifzlan says:

        Dunno if “praying constantly at some religious centre” is a jab at Islam, but that’s not ALL we do.

      • Lara K says:

        What I meant was she doesn’t seem to be a fundamentalist I-will-stick-to-my-religon-for-marriage type.
        If she is religious, which she may well be, I think she has a more modern approach to it.

        Many women I know (Christian, Muslim and Jewish) are religious but don’t subscribe to all the dogma that goes with said religion because it conflicts with more liberal and informed views. E.g. I’m catholic yet I firmly support gay marriage. I would think Amal would be like that.

        So if she is religious, I don’t think that would stop her from marrying someone outside her faith that she still felt compatible with. Just my 2 cents.

      • Jaded says:

        @tifzlan – sorry, I’ll clarify. It wasn’t intended to be a jab at Islam, I didn’t say “mosque” or refer to any religion in particular. I know Catholics who go to church several times a day, so no insult was intended.

      • tifzlan says:

        @jaded: None taken. Took it to hint at Muslims because we pray towards the Kaabah, which was how i interpreted “religious centre”. It’s all good!

        @Lara: I would say that i agree with you. I am certainly one of those women and i consider myself to be Muslim but staunchly feminist. I think Amal is the same way but i also don’t quite believe this story completely. I do agree that if they plan on having kids, they should probably talk about it before getting married. That can get quite (very) messy when people of two different religions marry.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I also support gay marriage and I’m a practising Catholic. I don’t think my liberal views make me any less Catholic.

        As for marrying someone who wasn’t of my religion – one day when I will have children, they will be raised Catholic. If my future husband wouldn’t have a problem with that, I wouldn’t mind him being a different religion.

      • Malak says:

        @tifzlan
        When people of different religions marry it doesn’t have to be messy. It depends on the families (both sides).

        I know people who don’t go to “some religious centre” to pray. They pray at home.

    • Malak says:

      I know that conservative Muslim parents (families) demand that a non-Muslim man who wants to marry their daughter converts to Islam. If their son wants to marry a non-Muslim, that’s okay, the reason being the children follow the father.

  24. Dani says:

    A lot of religions don’t allow conversion or don’t grant it to you right away. Judaism is hard to convert into (you only have 3 tries). You have to study for a a few months – a year and go through tests and meet with a bunch of different Rabbi’s who ‘assess’ if you’re worthy of converting. I’m Jewish and I know people who have gone through the conversion process. The biggest issue is a lot people convert to different religions but don’t stay religious (which is the biggest thing for the Jews) and in a sense it’s like you don’t appreciate the religion enough. I know a woman who failed her conversion to Judaism because she refused to stay religious and one Rabbi told her, and I quote, why should we let you taint our beliefs?

    Even if George DID convert, he probably wouldn’t be devout and that’s the kicker. If you’re gonna convert, into any religion for any reason, you have to respect it enough to be devoted to it and fully religious; not pick and choose which parts you want to follow.

    • Jaded says:

      You can’t “convert” to the Druze religion, you can only be born into it. And as a religion and society, they are culturally on a par with George’s democratic beliefs. They are an advanced people who value inclusiveness, education and egalitarianism, things that he would wholly agree with .

    • Dani says:

      I know you can’t convert to Druze and I’m stating why some other religions also don’t want any one to convert. A lot of religions don’t consider you part of them if you aren’t born into it. Religious Jews would never marry a convert, let alone have kids with one. Some are more strict than others.

    • HappyMom says:

      That “3 tries” thing is not really true, btw. Nor do you need to meet with a bunch of rabbis who “assess” you. I’m not sure what branch of Judaism you’re speaking of, but my Reform conversion (and those of several of my friends who converted thru Conservative) definitely did not have this experience.

  25. Molly says:

    I think George just got super excited with her because of her political connections and his political aspirations. She’s a super liberal lawyer who has a respectable career and I think he wants to jump into the political arena. IDK. Thats just my observation.

    i think she can do a lot better than him too. He’s old

    • Francis says:

      But she’s not really a good choice for a US politico , IMO. Baggage with her alleged client list (one an alleged rapist and some other questionable people she legally represented ) and I can’t see her helping him pull more votes, if he needs it.

    • Malak says:

      Why would he choose to marry an Arab woman if he wants to enter politics? Her family is anti Israel. Wouldn’t that be difficult in pro Israel USA?
      I’m guessing he was looking for a replacement for the wrestler, set his sight on this one and found out if he wants her he has to marry her.

  26. Lana says:

    Hum, sorry, but she is not beautiful imo.
    And I don’t like George that much.
    Meh.

  27. Mindy says:

    I am interested as to why George has decided to marry now. I don’t believe for a second that he is more in love with her then with any of the others. He obviously has something in mind – I guess time will tell. And he is way to old to have children – just as a women in her fifties is to old.

    • word says:

      I agree. Something is up. It’s odd he is marrying her so quickly after meeting her. He said he would NEVER get married again…what changed his mind? Why not be engaged for a while? What’s the hurry? His past relationships all fizzled…this is how he is…he gets bored and moves onto the next one…

    • Mrs McCubbins says:

      He’s getting older. Companionship is important. He wants something that’s more than superficial. He’s met someone who intrigues him and he fell in love. What’s so hard to understand? I doubt either of them have any religious leanings. It’s the root of all evil imo…..just read the news.

  28. Michelle says:

    Aren’t Druze the descendents of Jethro (Moses’ father in law)?
    Also how does Marrying a UK citizen increase his chances of getting elected in the US? Wouldn’t marrying a US citizen do a better job of that? I’m confused.

    • Francis says:

      Exactly the same question I’ve been asking since day one.
      I don’t think she helps him at all politically.

    • Jen2 says:

      I’m with you on questioning why marrying her helps him politically. She can’t vote here, does not know US politics or policy and probably would not even live here full time. If he wanted a political wife, he should have pursued an American Lawyer, (not a British barrister,) who works for some organization like the Southern Poverty Law Center or ACLU who understands American policy and does tons of pro bono work. Nothing wrong with marrying her, but for politics, makes no sense whatsoever.

    • MinnFinn says:

      Maybe George wants to be a foreign diplomat of something FT in an international humanitarian organization. Amal is a fine choice if George wants to be gov of California.

      • Jen2 says:

        Why would she help him in California? The current Governor is a lifelong bachelor, (He is also Governor for the second time, so marriage is not a factor) so getting married does not up his bonafides for office in a state with a wealth of talent in the Democratic party who have held office. Even if he wants to be a diplomat, still don’t get why she helps, just don’t. If he can’t get what he wants without a “useful bride/wife”, then he should not be doing it. It insults the both of them.

      • Francis says:

        No she’s not fine if he wants to be Gov. Of Calif. I’m a Californian. California’s aren’t going to role over and just vote for George Clooney(with or without Advil on his arm) and there are lots of educated women in politics in California in state and local offices, Advil is no big shakes and HER client list of alleged rapist, leaker of US military secrets won’t play well with many of the voters and the opposing challengers will use it to rip George to shreds.
        I don’t see the appeal of her to the women of California. She has no clue about the life in the State or life of women in the US period. If she had lived in the US for years and years maybe, I could see how she would help and be able to help, but as she is, I just don’t see the appeal.

  29. Suki2 says:

    Fake like everything else. Mom’s thrilled.

    • Francis says:

      Hahahaha what a hot mess.
      This is going to be fun to watch as it slowly implodes, either before the wedding or a year or so after.
      It all looks like a hot hot mess.
      Mom is not thrilled with George. George is saying he’s going to ruin her life if he marries her.
      All the flags are flying this is going to turn into one hot mess.

  30. Hissyfit says:

    Eh. I still think this marriage publicity stunt is going to happen. It’ll be more exciting to see how fast it’ll crumble when they realize their differences and the feeling of starstrucked for her / lovestrucked for him (if he’s really in love with her) fades out.

  31. Val says:

    In Israel there is a large population of Druzes and they actually serve in the IDF and are not considered moslems.

  32. Francis says:

    George doesn’t even look happy usually in photos.
    There is no chemistry, no looks of love between them. It’s like looking at two frozen fish.
    George is definitely up to something. I wonder how much her contract is for, because no way this FAKE marriage last.
    This is getting as bad as Tom Cruise marriage to Katie Holmes.
    I feel like we are watching a contract on a chess board and the pieces are moving until the terms of the contract are fulfilled. It all looks so cold and fake.

  33. briargal says:

    Does anyone else feel like I do–I think Georgie boy wants people to think that he can date/have a relationship with women not in the entertainment industry. Make people think he is just a regular guy without the glitter so as to some day get into politics. Just thinking….

    I don’t see this marriage taking place at all.

  34. word says:

    If they have a child, he/she would be raised as Amal was, which is nothing like being raised in a very strict Muslim home. I have friends who were raised in very strict Muslim homes. They were not allowed to show their arms let alone their legs. They were not allowed to date period. They had arranged marriages. They weren’t allowed to have their heads uncovered while outside of the home either. I also had Muslim friends who were allowed to show their legs, hang out with friends of both genders, and pick who they wanted to marry. I have a feeling Amal was not raised in a strict Muslim household.

    • SpookySpooks says:

      Is that specific to Islam or the way Islam is practised in some countries?
      Because I know a lot of Muslims from Bosnia and Herzegovina and they were raised completely normal. They don’t eat pork, follow the Ramadan and things like that, but not the extremes you decsribe.

      • word says:

        I have friends who are Muslim and Pakistani, Muslim and Iraqi, and Muslim and Lebanese and they all share similar beliefs about women and exposing body parts (that doesn’t mean they all practice it though). It comes down to how strict of an upbringing you have. Some don’t mind if their daughters wear shorts and sleeveless tops…some don’t allow it at all…yet they all follow the Quran (religious book of Muslims). The same can be said about any religion though. There are some Jewish people who are more “religious” than others, as there are Hindu’s and Christians, etc.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I only know Muslims from Bosnia and they are all the way I described them. I’ve never met a fundamentalist It does tepend on the parents, but I also think society plays a huge role.

  35. siri says:

    Does Baria really come over as someone who’s overly religious? I doubt this story. This woman lived in the UK forever, without her husband, loves to dress in a ‘Western’ way, is quite ambitious herself…no, IF there is some truth to it, it might be that she is trying to calm her Druze family/friends/business connections. They might be ‘not amused’, so she got questions about her daughter’s union with Clooney. I think she actually LOVES the attention she, and her daughter, are getting. And I still think it’s a- mutually convenient- deal, not a love affair.

  36. Francis says:

    ….or she really said it and the story is true.

    Interestingly someone from London was posting about the inner workings of Advil’s law firm. They said she’s not really as high up as George peeps have been promoting. They gave dates of certain certifications and said she’s basically at Junior barrister level. I am not sure what the person knows in actuality it could be b.s. But the Daily Mail stopped accepting comments on the article, suddenly. Which I find interesting, because someone’s PR ,must have been screaming to high heaven, …..but STILL NO denial …..by the DMail, which tells met their sources comment about the mother has some TRUTH to it.

    If what the mother said was NOT true, Advil’s law firm would have shut those quotes down pronto. IMO
    I think a deal was made, the quotes on her mum couldn’t be denied, so they ran photos of mommies looking pally and enjoying a day out.
    Something is up, turmoil or drama behind scenes. Imo

  37. sonalaceae (Nighty) says:

    Well, just came to say: No, my mum wouldn’t be happy at all if I had snatched Clooney; my mum does know he’s a womanizer, so she’d do everything to convince me to dump him: i can actually imagine her ranting: sweety, you deserve a man who can actually be faithful, who doesn’t collect gf for a hobby, someone who’ll be kind to you and a good husband… Nope, m mum wouldn’t be thrilled at all…
    She’d probably say somethng like: you deserve better… :)

  38. Mar says:

    She has bunions! Look at her feet!

  39. Ice Queen says:

    I have few theories:
    1. A break up is coming soon and it will be the mother’s fault, lol!
    2. Amal wants out of the religion… (that theory is kinda bullshit, but ok)
    3. Both parties are aware that their story has become VERY boring, so it was time for something new and “deep” like a religion issue…
    4. They will get married and it will not last.
    5. George will be a runaway groom.
    6. …

  40. Abby_J says:

    My Mom would be shouting from the rooftops if I were engaged to George Clooney, but it wouldn’t be with happiness. She’d be yelling about where they failed me, that I would want to even date, let alone marry, someone so morally bankrupt.

    Parents upset about religious differences is nothing new, but really, I’m pretty sure that if their religion was important to HER, she wouldn’t have agreed to marry him in the first place.

  41. Marybel says:

    Was Georgie about to be linked to Bryan Singer’s activities? Or maybe he found out that America wasn’t particularly enamored of her. She’s not quite the perfect cover he was looking for.

  42. Flower says:

    Daily Fail indeed, Someone may have mentioned this already but Amal isn’t strictly a Durze either, as it is a completely closed religion, you can not convert to it and both parents must be Druze for the child to be considered Druze. It is note widely known but Amal’s mother was not born Druze, so Amal is in fact not regarded as Druze , her father actually married out of the religion so her mother complaining about Georges lack of Druzeness is complete rubbish.

  43. DanaG says:

    It is no problem George won’t be having kids with Amal it’s all for show. George is just marrying to make him look respectable. Amal will be his public wife and will show up looking bitchy and cold for the red carpets while the checks clear. These two will be divorced in no time. Amal’s mother is also anti semetic her views are well known and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree I bet dinner with the boys will be fun. George needs to get out now before it’s too late.Why isn’t anybody looking more closely at who Amal represents and who she has strong ties too? She is far from a humanitarian that George wants us to believe.

  44. Elle Kaye says:

    Whether George wants to admit it or not, there are honour killings in the Middle East, and in the Druze community. To pretend otherwise does a disservice to these women, and men. Know your facts, George. They may have gotten the story wrong about him…but not about women and men who are tortured, humiliated, and murdered because of interfaith marriages or other “misdeeds”