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First, the American citizen spouse of a Saudi national is with a handful of exceptions always female.Saudi women are prohibited from marrying non-Arabs except with a special dispensation from the King.Initially, the American citizen spouse will be almost entirely isolated from the large western community that resides in the Kingdom.Gradually, the spouses who survive form a network with other American citizen women married to Saudis.Dan Burton (R-Indiana), has played a prominent role in publicizing the issue. Burton also led a delegation to Saudi Arabia in August to raise the matter directly with Saudi authorities.
Our Foreign Service posts in Saudi Arabia estimate that approximately 500 American women reside in the Kingdom with their Saudi husbands.
Women married to Saudis who did not fit the stereotype of the partying, or playboy/prince, are careful to point out that their spouses nevertheless displayed a tolerance toward all of these diversions and, particularly, toward them.
In other words, the Saudi-American relationship virtually always blossoms in the States, in a climate that allows dating, cohabitation, children out of wedlock, religious diversity, and a multitude of other Islamic sins which go unnoticed by Saudi relatives and religious leaders thousands of miles away.
Both meet their husbands when they are students in the U. The former tend to maintain homes in the Kingdom and in the West, they socialize with other dual-national couples, they send their children abroad for college education (sometimes high school), travel frequently, and while in the Kingdom have the luxuries of drivers, servants, and villas separate from where the Saudi in-laws reside.
Their husbands permit them to appear before men to whom they are not related, accept—if not encourage—their desire to find employment and generally do not require them to veil fully (i.e., cover the face with one or more layers of cloth) while in public.