The Daily Mail, with its usual blundering cluelessness, frames this as a racial issue, but it wasn’t. There is no prohibition on Arab men dining with Western women. The problem is non-Muslim women associating with Muslim men when she is not married to any of them. “British diplomat’s wife ‘suffers third degree burns after extremist hurled boiling water over her for dining with Arab men,'” by Anthony Bond for the Daily Mail, May 2 (thanks to David):
The wife of a former British ambassador has been left with third-degree burns after a pot of boiling water was hurled at her in an suspected Islamist attack.
Dianne Wilton was dining with friends and a member of the Kuwaiti royal family in a restaurant when a woman attacked her table.
According to witnesses, the suspect had entered the restaurant in Kuwait on Monday looking manic and fled afterwards.
Mrs Wilton – whose husband Christopher is the former British ambassador to Kuwait – was immediately taken to hospital where she underwent treatment, The Times reported.
She was released from hospital last night and will fly back to Britain tomorrow to be with her husband.
Speaking to The Times, Mr Wilton – who served in Kuwait from 2002 to 2005 – said: ‘She was extremely shaken up. She is all right but traumatised that this could happen at all.
‘The assumption is she (the attacker) singled out a table where Arab men were dining with obviously Western women.’…