A Jordanian man divorced his wife after discovering that she was also his virtual girlfriend.
Bakr Melhem had been flirting with a women on an internet chat room for several months.
But, when they finally met up at a bus station, in Zarqa near Amman, he recognised her as his wife Sanaa.
Bakr Melhem immediately shouted the Arabic words for ‘I divorce thee’ three times.
The husband had assumed the online identity of Adnan, while his wife had described herself as an unmarried Muslim lady called Jamila whose cultural interests included reading.
Jordanian news agency Petra reports when the man uttered the Islamic words, effectively ending the marriage, the woman responded by calling him ‘a liar’ before she fainted.