The family may not have a problem, but other faithful might.
Clooney has vehemently responded to the article in a statement to “USA Today” saying, “I want to speak to the irresponsibility of Monday’s Daily Mail report.
He wrote of the Daily Mail article, “It says Amal’s mother has been telling ‘half of Beirut’ that she’s against the wedding.
It says they joke about traditions in the Druze religion that end up with the death of the bride.
The religion has also struggled with restrictions that some consider out of step with contemporary life in the U. According to Michael Malek Najjar, a professor of theater arts at the University of Oregon and a second-generation Druze American, prohibitions on intermarriage and being openly gay are “driving a lot of Druze away.” He added that these issues “are frankly causing a major schism in the American Druze and Western Druze societies that are going to lead to a gradual diminishment of the faith.” Ismail Poonawala, a professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at UCLA, agrees that the failure to update centuries-old mandates could be doing a disservice to everybody.
“Eventually [the religious leaders] will lose the faith of the community,” he said.
So it was not surprising when United Kingdom publication “The Daily Mail” printed a story — since taken down — that Clooney had overlooked the fact his future 37-year old wife comes from an Orthodox Lebanese Druze family which forbids marriage with outsiders. Ironically, Amal Alamuddin, Clooney’s fiancée, is a noted British human-rights attorney.
Following a career as an award winning sports producer/anchor, Taylor’s media production business produced marketing presentations for Switzerland Tourism, Rail Europe, the Finnish Tourist Board, Japan Railways Group, the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council and the Swiss Travel System among others. Magellan Travel Club.com) and his goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime.I seldom respond to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being. She has not been to Beirut since Amal and I have been dating, and she is in no way against the marriage.” The Mail cited unnamed family members as its source and said that Amal’s mother has been telling “half of Beirut” that she is against the wedding.The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story about my fiancée’s mother opposing our marriage for religious reasons. Clooney is correct in his apprehension about potential danger for himself, Amal and/or Amal’s family.Jihadists incidents have occurred throughout the world for far less notoriety than doing harm to a famous Western celebrity.Perhaps the media would be wise to focus more on the reality Islamic jihad and the consequences of that reality rather than potentially dangerous methods to sell papers in a world gone mad.