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MENAFN - Arab News - 10/07/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) LONDON: George Clooney has chastised a British newspaper over a 'completely fabricated" article claiming his fiancee's mother disapproves of the impending marriage for religious reasons.

Clooney said Wednesday that the claims about his future mother-in-law Baria Alamuddin were untrue and irresponsible.

Clooney and London lawyer Amal Alamuddin announced their engagement in April. Beirut-born Alamuddin comes from a Druze family adherents of a monotheistic religion based mainly in Lebanon Syria and Israel.

The Daily Mail cited unnamed 'friends" as saying Amal Alamuddin risked being 'cast out of the community" because she was not marrying a Druze man. The newspaper said 'several women have been murdered" for not abiding by strict Druze rules.

Clooney said in a statement to USA Today that 'none of the story is true. Amal's mother is not Druze. She has not been to Beirut since Amal and I have been dating and she is in no way against the marriage."

Clooney added that 'to exploit religious differences where none exist is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous."

'We have family members all over the world and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal" he said.

The Daily Mail did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Clooney 53 was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. This will be the first marriage for 36-year-old Alamuddin.

The Druze are a close-knit community and rarely marry outside their sect. But some Druze have welcomed Clooney.

Walid Jumblatt political leader of the sect in Lebanon told The Associated Press recently that he hoped the couple would soon visit the Druze heartland.

Clooney will bring us 'great publicity" Jumblatt said. 'He can make a movie about the Druze sect."


 


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