Dubai: Female tourist reports rape to police, is arrested for extramarital sex and drinking alcohol

The distorted priorities of Sharia law in action. “British woman ‘arrested in Dubai after being raped’,” by Chris Irvine for the Telegraph, January 8 (thanks to all who sent this in):

The woman, a Muslim of Pakistani descent, was celebrating her engagement to her 44-year-old boyfriend, and was allegedly attacked when she passed out in a hotel lavatory.

Despite approaching police about the attack, she was arrested after admitting to “illegal drinking” outside licensed premises as well as having sexual intercourse outside marriage. Her fiancé was also charged with the same offences.

The couple from London are now reportedly on bail and understood to be awaiting trial after having their passports confiscated. Should they be found guilty, they could face up to six years in jail.

The woman, who is said to have accepted her boyfriend’s marriage proposal during a three-day break, admitted drinking too much alcohol as they celebrated at Dubai Marina’s Address Hotel. The waiter, believed to be Syrian, is then said to have followed her into the toilets and raped her while she was in a state of semi-consciousness.

After her fiancé found out about the attack, they contacted police, but they were questioned about breaking the country’s strict rules, which contain elements of Sharia law.

She was then made to give a blood test to prove she had been drinking, and only was given access to proper medical checks following an appeal from the British embassy, it is claimed.

A cellmate of the woman told The Sun: “She’s a British girl but a Muslim, so I think they were tougher on her because of that.

“She was trying to report the rape but soon realised the policemen were more interested in how often she has sex with her boyfriend.”

Her attacker is believed to have denied rape, claiming she consented, but he has also been charged with “illegal sex”.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office told The Daily Telegraph: “We can confirm two British nationals were arrested in Dubai on 1 January. Our embassy in Dubai is providing consular assistance and we cannot confirm or release further details about the case”

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Comments

  1. says

    “Her attacker is believed to have denied rape, claiming she consented, but he has also been charged with “illegal sex”.” — from the story.

    Good gawd these people are pathetic. The perpetrator of the rape is obviously using shariah law to cover his ass, and it is disgusting that the legal system is giving him sanction. Is rape, of the kind we recognize in the West as violating the rights of women, even recognized as an offense in Islam? Anyone?

  2. says

    After her fiancé found out about the attack, they contacted police…

    That was the first mistake. The fiancé should have gone all muhammadan on the perp.

    That’s how they roll.

  3. says

    This comes from the same sort of thinking that the Saudi “morality” police used as justification in PREVENTING girls from escaping a burning school building because the girls trying to flee the flames were not dressed islamically!

    Yes, folks, this is a true 2002 story from the misplaced priorities of the Sharia and Islam generally,
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1874471.stm

  4. says

    l thought muslim society were highly morale compared to all the sin in the WEst! is that not the whole argument how these muslims feel superior over us in the West? islam is supposed to prevent this type of immorale behavior?
    stupid lady should know better than to go to muslim cops for rape! she should know better that women are the worst of creatures.

  5. says

    It should be obvious now that one should not go to a Muslim country and get drunk. Getting drunk leads to doing and being subjected to bad things. Doing so in a Muslim country leads to indifference on the part of the locals when you are violated.

    I’m not saying she is to blame; she is not. But there are enough examples out there to show what a bad idea this is.

    I have to wonder if this woman ever watched “The Stoning of Sorya M.”

    But all my admonitions aside…what happened to her was brutal, the authorities are animals, and the animal that did this to her should have his privates removed in a very violent manner.

  6. says

    I have a tough time understanding why any western tourist would ever choose a muslim country for fun and adventure: you won’t get much of the former and more than you can handle of the latter.

    By and large muslim countries and their societies are to be avoided, and many muslims recognize that. Yet when they arrive in the west they set about trying to recreate the social pits they just left.

  7. says

    British travel warning for the United Arab Emirates

    http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/united-arab-emirates?ta=lawsCustoms&pg=3

    Sex outside of marriage is illegal,…
    …it is a punishable offence to drink or to be drunk in public. The legal age for consumption of alcohol is 18 in Abu Dhabi, although a Ministry of Tourism by-law only allows hotels to serve alcohol to over 21s, and 21 in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, except Sharjah where any alcohol consumption is illegal.

    It’s all there so why would you want to travel to the UAE or travel on their airlines?

  8. says

    LOL…dumb and dumber. Sorry, I have no sympathy when even the muslims don’t know the rules they should play by. I can’t believe people actually visit these places.

  9. says

    Could be a new drama for TNT, “Starsky and Hassan” two hard-boiled vice cops. One by the book, one using his sharia wits and bare-knuckle justice on the mean streets of Dearborn(“Mack the Knife” in the background)

  10. says

    “Should they be found guilty, they could face up to six years in jail.”

    Well, he might or might not be sentenced to time in jail. She, however is likely to have a freak accident involving a partial burial and a rockfall.

  11. says

    TANSTAAFL:” One of the Politically Correct maxims is that “People are the same, no matter where they come from”.

    RESPONSE: I had an in-law say the same thing at our family Christmas party…and I shot him down right away. When Muslim mothers celebrate their children dying and killing others as suicide bombers, we can say with certainty that they are NOTHING like us.

  12. says

    Of all the beautiful, romantic places in the world, why in the hell would anyone go to an islamic hellhole and get drunk, raped, arrested, tried, convicted, and imprisoned for breaking morality laws????? Muslims should know better!

  13. says

    After enjoying rehabilitation through their six years in jail, no doubt they will return to UK and demonstrate on the streets, with the other ‘British’ Muslims, against the drunkenness, sex and corruption of Western Society. Let us all rejoice .. ABP …

  14. says

    Well…what more can i say…muslim women are treated as second class citizens indeed… i say blame their beloved prophet Muhammad and the book(koran) he invented.

  15. says

    And don’t forget the hadiths where it outlines how he married a 6 year old and had sex with her when she was 9. This man muhammed is worthy of being a prophet? At least the jews understand a prophet must be a holy man. In Islam its all about lust and killing when you get to its pure creepy center and put aside all the “we are moderates” smokescreen aside.

  16. says

    My opinion is “When in Rome …”. For as long as we insist on visitors to the UK abiding by our rules, what right have we to disobey the laws of a country we visit just because we find these inconvenient? And while I would not wish rape on any woman – alcohol and sex outside marriage is taboo under Sharia law and this couple, as Muslims, should know this. Hopefully, as long as our politicians stay out of all this, the Dubai authorities will in due course punish the Syrian waiter appropriately while letting the British Asian couple off with little more than a good dressing down.

  17. says

    Regardless of whether she was a muslim or not, being in an Islamic country, she will be tried for illegal drinking and having sexual intercourse outside of marriage.

    Regardless, she has 3 strikes against her, she is in an Islamic country that contains elements of shariah law, she is a female, and she is a muslim who perpetrated the “sin” of drinking alcohol and having sexual intercourse being unmarried. 3 Strikes and your out!!

    And since she had no other male witnesses to her rape, under Surah 2:282, the court will not believe her because one she is a muslim woman, and under Islamic law she has no rights. Under this Surah, unless she has 2 or more witnesses, preferrably male, the syrian man will not be charged with rape, but with “illegal sex.”

    Let me post Surah 2:282 from the book of “peace” and “tolerance”.

    The Qur’an in Sura 2:282 says, “…And get two witnesses, Out of your own men. And if there are not two men, Then a man and two women, Such as ye choose, For witnesses, So that if one of them errs, The other can remind her….”

    I do not think that Dubai, being Islamic, will disregard this Surah. That would mean going against the very words of “allah” and go against what that butcher Muhammed preached.

    Muslims can never question the validity of their prophet nor false god. My heart goes out to this muslim woman. I just hope that the UN and Amnesty International takes a good long hard look at this, and the British Embassy for that matter, helps one of their citizens.

    Under shariah law, women even if raped, do not stand a chance of being forgiven or redeemed. If the West goes under Shariah Law, or the world for that matter, there is nothing stopping the Islamists from perpetrating Islamic justice, ascertained from their own “holy” book.

    As for her boyfriend, I wonder if he will marry her after this, considering that he will consider her a “whore” and being dishonored now. If they get the 6 yr jail term,(considering that she is not stoned) once out, will he have her killed for dishonoring him? Remember “honor killings,” they are prevalent in Islamic societies and condoned. They are mandatory to “maintain” honor.

    I feel sorry for this lady. If the west continues to be lethargic, and we get under the balloon of shariah law, women that are raped will have no voice, no rights, and may even lose their life.

    http://www.terrorismawareness.org/videos/108/the-violent-oppression-of-women-in-islam/

    Ignorance can be deadly, but silence can be even deadlier.

    “Blessed are the idiots, for even they can be forgiven.”

    I am the truthsayer, and I approve of this message.

  18. says

    “weird and disturbing tales” – I think this would make a good title for a comic book or a pulp fiction book. “Weird and Disturbing Tales from Islam”. Come to think of it, the Qur’an is just chock full of story ideas.

    One of the Politically Correct maxims is that “People are the same, no matter where they come from”. Yeah, NO! A religion has to reflect reality in some fashion, and Islam is so “out there” that it could have been designed by space aliens.

  19. says

    “A religion has to reflect reality in some fashion, and Islam is so “out there” that it could have been designed by space aliens.”

    But it IS designed by a space alien – one called Allah. So why wonder?

  20. says

    As far as I’m concened, just the first fourteen words of otcconan’s comment suffice:

    “It should be obvious now that one should not go to a Muslim country…”

    Period.

    I love to travel but I think I’d rather immolate myself than visit any Islamic state. And that now includes Michigan, BTW.

  21. says

    replying to fscarn and comic relief;

    It’s bad enough when gullible and naive Westerners get in trouble in Islamic lands for drinking and non-marital sex; but this pair, although “British” were both Moslems. They, of all people, should have known the chances they were taking by having a drunken dirty weekend in Dubai. They should just have celebrated their engagement with a stay at some country pub in England. Far safer, and cheaper too.

  22. says

    But the stupid lady was, at least in name, a Muslima! Supposedly her husband too, because their very marriage would have been illegal in an Islamic country otherwise. Her drinking alcohol was a big sin too, I understand. Some (Islamic?) idiots would even say that she “asked for it”, being raped I mean.

    Yes, you are right; Islam is supposed to be superior, to prevent this sort of behavior. But it does not seem to work, not if we view the big picture. There seems to be nothing Islam causes or prevents better than the rest of the religions or atheism causes or prevents.

    And while we may have a hard time proving our claims that Islam is worse than the other religions and atheism, I think that Muslims have an impossible task to prove to any reasonable person that Islam is any better in any significant way. In the past, present or future.

    And the conclusion may well be that even if Islam is the only true religion Allah and Mohammed by now have been proven to have failed completely to improve the faith of mankind in any significant way. Unless it is in some unfathomable way we humans can’t formulate. But why should we trust on that?