Yemen dad asks for 1m Facebook 'likes' as daughter's dowry
SANA'A, YEMEN - Talk about a dowry with a modern twist.
A man in Yemen has asked for a million Facebook "likes", instead of money, as dowry for his daughter's hand in marriage, the BBC has reported on its website.
The British broadcaster said the father, Mr Salem Ayash, a poet from the city of Taiz, asked his daughter's husband-to-be to gather one million Facebook likes, not an easy target in a country of just 25 million and where Internet use is limited.
"It's the first time we've heard of something like this," Mr Bashraheel Bashraheel, a journalist with Yemen's Al-Ayyam newspaper, was quoted by the BBC as saying.