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04 July, 2007

Blood wedding

Dear god, when one can't even wait until after one's honeymoon to commit adultery, something is seriously wrong with the state of marriage:

Sharjah: A honeymoon became a nightmare when a man caught his wife in the arms of her lover and stabbed them several times with a knife snatched from the complimentary fruit basket.

The two are in critical condition in Al Qasimi Hospital. Police have set up a security net around her room as the brothers of the woman have threatened to kill her for besmirching the name of their family.

The couple from Khor Fakkan, who had been married three days earlier, had checked into a Sharjah hotel on their honeymoon.


In Sharjah too. A seven year itch one could understand, but three days after the wedding? Time to start putting plastic airline knives in hotel fruit baskets and a strong shot of bromide in the qahwa.

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41 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that her infidelity wasn't wrong, but as happens so often here for Muslim couples, maybe it was an arranged marriage. I just hope one day our families will stop trying to kill unfaithful women.

04 July, 2007 07:51  
Blogger localexpat said...

and the worst part:-

"Police have set up a security net around her room as the brothers of the woman have threatened to kill her for besmirching the name of their family."

These people still don't understand that it takes two to tango??

04 July, 2007 09:18  
Anonymous Shaan said...

Maybe you din't notice the casual remark at the end of the article.."The husband is free on bail"
very clever judiciary they have in Sharjah

04 July, 2007 10:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and worse: The man (the crazed, jealous husband) is now free, having been granted bail!

04 July, 2007 11:18  
Blogger Seabee said...

It's a wierd one isn't it. There's a lot of background that we're not party to I'm sure. I also had the thought that it may have been an unsuitable arranged marriage, the married lover had presumably been around for a while...

04 July, 2007 13:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure it is somehow the fault of the evil west and those kafirs.

After all adultery didn't exist here until MTV came along.

-RB

04 July, 2007 13:17  
Blogger nick said...

"The man also stabbed his wife repeatedly, police said. The incident occurred at about 4pm on Monday. The husband is free on bail." (Gulf News)

I don't know what's worse. A family threatening a "honour" killing, or the fact that a 'husband' can attempt manslaughter and go free on bail.

These 'religious' laws and a society that succumbs to this mindset are just medieval.

04 July, 2007 13:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple, really: woman and lover fall in love. They're irking to bring the relationship "a step further", but she's not married yet, so they have to wait.

Finally she gets married - maybe with someone she couldn't care less about, as someone suggested above. This means she and her lover can finally can do whatever they have wanted to do for a long time.

As soon as hubby leaves, she calls him. They have sex. They get caught, chaos ensues.

But why the fuck is the husband "free on bail"? He stabbed two people, damnit!!

04 July, 2007 14:25  
Blogger Nona said...

OHHHHH MYY GOD !!

04 July, 2007 15:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man I feel for the husband......

Dont try and make this shit into emirati / western values slant that some people here always take. I am talking to those Fox news channel people.

For this shit to happen in your honeymoon is just one of the worst nightmares that could happen to any man. No man can say how he will react. A saint in the wrong circumstances would probably react the same way.

Whats one to do, say sorry for interrupting?
I agree in giving the guy bail, why not.

04 July, 2007 17:27  
Blogger CG said...

Shoot me now...for I feel so so sorry for the groom. All of the planning, money. publicity etc, nevermind his own feelings.
As for the Bride, well, get a life, she knows the rules. If it was an arranged marriage then she should have got used to the idea and accepted it. If her family were so strict and had 'forced' her into the marriage then she would not have been able to establish a relationship with the already married man.

She is a bitch and an incredibly stupid one at that.

04 July, 2007 18:03  
Blogger Harsha said...

The woman could already be having an affair before the wedding.. or could have been faced with a very disappointed first night. Or the guy could have confessed to something else.

Either way.. we can only assume various reasons for such behaviour and put a rest to the case on our minds... based on what suits our perspective the best.

04 July, 2007 18:11  
Blogger Who's-sane! said...

Yes, that is horrible SD. The audacity/stupidity on that girl!

But to be honest, I was more shocked when I read yesterday's dead dog article. Now that IS horrible :(

04 July, 2007 22:04  
Blogger secretdubai said...

That article and the accompanying photo upset me so much I couldn't bear to blog it.

04 July, 2007 23:00  
Anonymous SD FAN said...

I TOO GOT VERY UPSET WATCHING THAT PICTURE

05 July, 2007 00:08  
Blogger rosh said...

OK the fact that someone is out on bail within a day is a bit shocking? More shocking the lady allegedly was cheating on her honeymoon? I think there has to be more to the story, given that the spineless clowns at GN edit away to glory on most national news items!

"The woman could already be having an affair "

Harsha – (SD please correct me if I am wrong) - "affair" means cheating, you have an "affair" when someone is having a relationship whilst married. An affair is a demeaning word – when used in context of a relationship between two unmarried people –because it is not an affair.

Just pointing this out - because of late, I've been hearing a lot of subcons use "affair" in place of "a relationship" between two unmarried individuals dating/seeing each other?

05 July, 2007 02:16  
Blogger secretdubai said...

"affair" means cheating, you have an "affair" when someone is having a relationship whilst married.

I agree that that is the most common usage/interpretation these days, but it's not the strict meaning. From Dictionary.com:

an intense amorous relationship, usually of short duration

Certainly when one says "a love affair" it rarely ever implies adultery.

Either way something very odd was going on here. As someone pointed out, if the woman's family was liberal enough that she had been able to get out by herself and have this affair, then it would also seem that she should have been able to refuse a suitor she was really unhappy with.

I know that - despite the fact there should be no forced marriage in Islam or under UAE law - the reality is that a lot of young men and women face huge pressure and coercion to wed certain partners. But something doesn't add up here. Including the crazy, bizarre risk of having the lover in the honeymoon hotel room. And the woman is only nineteen.

Strange and sad. I guess we'll never know what was behind it.

05 July, 2007 02:30  
Blogger rosh said...

"Certainly when one says "a love affair" it rarely ever implies adultery."

True "a love affair" does not imply adultery if pre-marital? Would you say Prince William and Kate Middleton are having an "affair" or just plain dating? I guess "affair" is used often in synonymous with adultery/cheating.

05 July, 2007 06:38  
Blogger Ms Pretend said...

I hate the term 'honour' killing. There's no honour in it. It implies that there is some sort of justification in it.

05 July, 2007 08:52  
Anonymous John said...

A headline that I could not stop being incredibly amused about – sorry! (after still recovering from the hanged dog story – good job SD, that you did not blog about something so distressing!)
Well, I certainly feel sorry for a teenage girl!!! to be the victim of completely outdated practices. Certainly she was pretty stupid of what she did, which is a clear sign of her immaturity (oh, yes most bloggers here should please recall there teenage years – we never did anything stupid and irresponsible, didn’t we? Ok, I must have been the odd one out by intentionally blowing up the chemistry lab!) The question would be, shouldn’t the lover in conformity with his age been a little more mature??? (wow – he must have been desperate! :-) )

As SD correctly mentioned “the reality is that a lot of young men and women face huge pressure and coercion to wed certain partners” results in such events as well as the ongoing practiced adultery among GCC nationals, which is empirically proven to be much higher than in Western societies. (oh sorry, forgot that we pretend, that this is not the case!) Of course each and every human being on this earth wants to be with a partner of his/her choice – this is simply human nature. I hope that many of you have seen the BBC documentaries on how human beings choose a suitable sexual partner - totally irrelevant of color, race, social status, etc. – but merely on basic instincts, for instance scent. You simply cannot arrange “breeding”, but it needs to match and it seems that we are born with the ability to choose what biologically fits. (and as if all the frustration in the region, despite the financial affluence, is not a clear sign) Correctly mentioned above: “it takes two to tango”! That guy should be in jail for “attempted murder (2 counts)” and in addition get a psychiatric treatment, to catch that she (a) did not love him and (b) that she is not a commodity.

For the future prosperity of the UAE, it would be about time for nationals to start worrying about getting a “serious education” (incl. life-long learning practices) for both women and men, to stop the unprecedented population explosion and the dependence on foreign labor, instead of worrying about arranging wedding parties and tribal practices that are in contraction of Islamic thought.

05 July, 2007 14:40  
Anonymous Shaan said...

What if this was the scenario : The groom finds his bride in bed with a WOMAN..a sexy one..
Would he have shot them ? or would he have joined in the fun ?
SD..thats somethin worth pondering over
I wish my wifey was bi :-(

05 July, 2007 15:16  
Blogger navind said...

...and stabbed them several times with a knife snatched from the complimentary fruit basket.

The two are in critical condition in Al Qasimi Hospital...


What kind of complementary fruit basket requires a knife capable of putting people in the critical list at hospital?

What were they dishing up there? A luver-ly bunch of romantic Coconuts?

Or perhaps its a typo that should read:
... and stabbed them several times in the fruit basket and snatch with a complimentary knife.

Now thats something that'd put you in hosptial.

05 July, 2007 17:45  
Anonymous jiggawatts said...

It's been a bad day for dogs across the globe. This poor chihuahua had his own woes all across the Atlantic. But, every dog shall have its day! The revenge of the K9s is nigh!

Don't forget ladies and gentlemen, VOTE FOR IMRAN KHAN!

07 July, 2007 02:25  
Anonymous KTWat said...

I remember a similar case in a logging town in N Canada a few years back. The outcome was far more gruesome when the jilted husband used a chainsaw hidden in the complimentary fruit basket.

07 July, 2007 17:33  
Blogger STicker said...

The granting of bail is based purely on the basis of weather or not the accused will show up at trial...the seriousness of the supposed crime has no bearing.

He's probably not a super violent man...he found his new wife sleeping around...its not totally outside the realm of decency.

07 July, 2007 22:49  
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08 July, 2007 07:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sticker,granting of bail is based on the weather? At last, I understand.

08 July, 2007 07:29  
Anonymous John said...

Sticker, actually in nations without a dysfunctional justice system there is something called “no bail”, usually depending on the seriousness of the crime. Well and in rare cases, even for public figures convicted of a crime which is rather unserious in nature without an obvious flight risk. (for instance “Libby”).

Not a violent man?????? Either I must have misunderstood the entire story, or your definition of “violent” is rather distinct from what most of us believe happens to be the interpretation of this term. Anyhow leaving someone in “critical condition” usually meets the requirements.

09 July, 2007 01:24  
Blogger Qatar Cat said...

Yes of course adultery is wrong, whether on the first day of marriage or the last, but what about murder?? So it's not ok to cheat, but it's perfectly ok to kill?

I just don't get it.

09 July, 2007 14:42  
Anonymous SevenSummits said...

Now that we solved the tricky question of the where the “Knife” came from and that the “non violent male” has planned his attack, we should be seriously concerned about the fact that someone who should be charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder (depending on definition), or at least two counts of attempted second degree murder, caused by dangerous conduct and the offender's obvious lack of concern for human life, is roaming around freely in the UAE. Please be careful folks!

However what should be of more concern is the attitude displayed by the justice system, by UAE nationals and by many fellow bloggers towards the primary victim in this case. A famous UAE human rights lawyer described her as “filthy” and that made me wonder about what alternative definitions for “human rights” referring to “the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law." (American Heritage Dictionary) or the simple UN definition there may be.

Sometimes it makes me wonder, if a “woman” is considered a “human being” at all, when I reflect on some of these issues. Unquestionably – if she functions according to her designated role, but may God help her, if she chooses her own path in this society. According to the ADHR 2005 - Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World (you can download the entire document at http://www.mediterraneas.org/doc/AHDR2005.pdf) "women suffer a noticeable level of infringement of personal liberty", "folk culture tends to be harsh on women and accepts their oppression, sometimes even urges it", "some interpretations of Islamic jurisprudence have, however, helped undermine the status of women in Muslim societies" and "traditional kinship relations, under patriarchy and private ownership, have tended to perpetuate the oppression of women". Yet it is exactly theses same women that stand in the way of development: "Women, however, tend to internalize gender oppression and even help reproduce it, especially through socialization."

Maybe some of you still need to try a little harder to comprehend the idea, what emotionally it can do to a teenage girl to be forced to get hitched to someone she does not love. To mention, the abuse of her body, her humiliation of her feelings, the abasement of her dignity, her dreams, to be treated as an object without any considerations of her personality – there is nothing honorable or religious in this procedure. The “Battered woman” concept is not new and we are all aware of the social consequences that result from being exposed to emotional, sexual, and/or physical abuse. (everywhere in the world!) Moreover, a person who disrespects others is often one who has not been treated with dignity. Sounds familiar to some of you by any chance??? How are for instance maids, taxi drivers, shop attendants treated by the majority of national women? In general all social learning begins in the family environment and being reared by caring adults is known to be essential to the development of character and conscience. Children are not stupid and they can sense what is going on at home. Good parenting requires providing both affection as well as the necessary discipline and will extend in teens positive relationships to school, peers and the community. Open your eyes and you will be able to observe the obvious negative results of forced unloving relationships in UAE society and the impact it has on the young generation.

When the most vulnerable in society get hurt for instance in our case a teenage girl rebellion and antisocial behavior is often the result. We should adopt a new perspective and by punishing the victim, there will certainly be no cure to the cause.

My advice for some of you, is to read Rajaa Al Sanea’s book “Girls of Riyadh" to understand just a little of the struggle for female empowerment and the emotions involved in this particular socio-cultural setting. (in this case upper-class setting) Certainly this is not intellectual literature, but it represents a distinctive Arab female voice, should be a “must read” for everyone that has anything to do with the Gulf region and opens up a new perspective in view of the existing segregation in the UAE to understand some of these behavior patterns. (For those with little time, just skip all the poetry and read the text, that will do!)

Cheers from Germany :-)

09 July, 2007 18:34  
Anonymous al-republican said...

Sevensummits:

Nice speech. All hail womens' liberation (and all that other good stuff).

However, in your critique to the alleged patriarchal prejudices in the Muslim World, I wonder why you didn't mention anything about males being married off to women they do not approve of? I am sincerely hoping it was a slip, but in the novel you typed, surely somewhere the idea could have crept on you?

You are wrong when you say that women are married off forcibly as part of male dominance in Muslim societies. That is a gross misrepresetantion of facts! Women AND men in our culture are forcibly married to partners not of their prefered choice.

It is a problem in our society and we should work to eliminate it. Men are mostly pressured by their mothers (as the saying goes, the biggest enemy of a woman is a woman) to marry women of the mother's liking. The pressure - quite literally, blackmailing - sometimes proves too hard for men to carry on with their commitments. I know of cases within my community where 25+ year old MEN are BEATEN blue-black by parents to force them to marry girls of their choice. Our society is such that parents do end up winning this crazy battle of their egos in many cases.

I am happy for women of the West getting their rights, but if you think the problems you faced 30 odd years ago are the same that women here in the East face, then you are terribly wrong. The parameters are very different (if not completely). Before you set out giving a solution out of goodwill try diagnozing the problem properly. And for God's sake, don't think that such problems are EXCLUSIVELY womens' woes!

For every woman who is forced into marriage (in this part of the World), a man is also forced into a union he doesn't prefer for himself.

10 July, 2007 00:01  
Anonymous SevenSummits said...

Al-republican,
Thanks for the critical comment and you are certainly correct to point out that I neglected the male share in theses rituals in my extensive “speech”. Hey, you should give me some credit for “accomplished integration”, since I copied the emotional approach from my Gulf Arab male friends. This deserved bashing actually stands in strong contradiction to the one that I usually get, when lots of disappointed people are staring at me and are asking “no gender?” You made my day and my colleagues will now recognize that there is a “gender approach” in me after all! (Just joking – no way for gender issues – ever!!!)

In spite of this, you got me all wrong and I was just really upset about “this particular case”, because it involves such a young girl and I hope that we both agree that in general women are more vulnerable and therefore need special attention. (sometimes this is totally exaggerated in the Western world – trust me on that – when a mere joke, becomes instant sexual harassment or men end up completely broke after an ugly divorce)

Do to my work, I usually only deal with males (a special thanks to the Almighty for keeping my life simple  ) and as a matter of fact the majority of them are from countries, where they became victims of exactly the situation you described. (based on parents choice, ethnic principles, tribe, family, color, religion, or anything else totally incomprehensible) Obviously these disturbing practices are also known in many other regions and many years of listening to distressing stories have sensitized me to how difficult this situation must be. Many of my friends and colleagues are seriously suffering from this situation, especially when the “assigned” partner has a much lower educational level. (or in rare cases even none at all!) Most Westerners have probably no idea of what it feels like to have a partner that you cannot even communicate with, that sometimes you rather prefer to travel or to be elsewhere with friends, than to be at home. When some of my German colleagues envy those that can legally have sexual diversity with four wives, I usually tell them the story of one of my African buddies. Four wives (plus a few girlfriends) and the guy would rather join me on a research trip into a dangerous region and swap a beautiful house, with a sleeping bag and roaches. Once I asked him for the reason and he replied: “Peace!” Nobody is nagging and nobody wants something from me – just peace! Mmmmh – so obviously this life of diversity is not so great after all!

In fact, most of my GCC friends have escaped this dilemma, by getting themselves a permanent girlfriend – a partner of their choice, to laugh and have fun with, without financial obligations and other pressures attached. The simple fact of being loved for who they are with all their little faults, instantly transforms them into the most likeable fellows. It is like you observe a complete mutation and certainly none of these guys would ever come close to patriarchal behavior. Please do not get the wrong idea, most of my friends are very conservative, do not drink or hang out in nightclubs – the fact that they are longing for love is in my opinion “just human” and as long as they do not neglect their families, this behavior is reasonable. Obviously everyone should be free to make a choice and should not have to resort to such an alternative, but as long as people are entrapped in this cultural dilemma, this will not change and adultery (or secret marriages, such as “missyar”) will sadly be the norm.

That is actually why I advised everyone to read the “Girls from Riyadh”, because it clearly describes how men are also the victims in this socio-cultural behavior and are suffering from it just as much as women do. Just like war – there is no winning side! The only thing that I could not really understand were two issues: First of all we all love our mothers - that is a given fact - but normally our mothers are also totally compassionate about seeing us happy. I simply cannot understand how a mother can accept to see her son or daughter being forced into an unhappy union??? Please forgive me, to feel that this is not normal, since even mammals protect their young. Sometimes it surprised me that my Emirati friends prefer to lie in pretence, instead of telling the truth – now most Western mummies would instantly detect, if their children are lying. (even their adult children!) Secondly, why “Gulf Arab” males are such cowards and still bow down to this? Tradition, ok – but why on earth is it just so difficult to say: Mom, I love you, but I also would like to marry the woman I am dreaming of? Will they never speak to you again, or expel you from the family? The problem is that it will take a few brave people to induce change – nobody said that it will not be a struggle, with a few casualties on the long road to success.

What is disturbing just as I mentioned in my former post is the fact that it is women themselves that are often holding on to traditional customs and thus are hampering any reasonable development. This is sadly a fact, not only in the Arab world, but in many other places as well.

Anyhow, thanks for sharing your experiences with us, because it only will help all of us to understand each other better. Let me close with two quotes for you:

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others”

and

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
(George Bernard Shaw)

10 July, 2007 03:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Republican,

another one of those moments when I can agree with you entirely. They should come more often.

These forced/arranged marriages are not even exclusively a Muslim/Arab problem. You can find this problem in any community from Turkey to Malaysia.

In addition you have the dowry (I use the word loosely in reference to any monetary transaction determining a marriage), the boundaries of caste, religion, ethnicity, etc. etc. The list goes on.

In some parts of Asia we are coming to the point where it is still an issue, but not a debilitating one. However, in many other parts of Asia, transgressing these customs can be fatal.

It needs to stop.

N.

10 July, 2007 06:12  
Anonymous al-republican said...

Firstly, Sevensummits, I guess I did read too much into your original post. My apologies for the misunderstanding.

I would like to address the 2 questions that you brought as that might help you to understand our society functions:

1- Mothers' roles in forced unions.

In our societies, sons are protectors of parents during their old age. There is a famous hadith (teaching of the Prophet) where a conversation between him and the Angel Gabriel brings to light the fact that children who do not serve their parents during their old age are cursed and the gates of heaven shut on their faces. It is the teaching of our faith to be obedient to our parents even if it goes against our likes and dislikes (except if the parents expect us to do something that will break the laws of God, in which case we are to disobey them).

Now marriage is a "grey" area. The classical stance of parents is that since they have brought up children and their experience of the world is more, they are better equipped at chosing life partners for their offsprings. In fact, parents see this as one of their last duties in the upbringing of their children (especially sons).

As a Muslim, and a hopefully obedient son, I am actually open to the thought of my parents choosing a life partner for me. The normal way of doing this is that girl and guy meet and if they see it fit they signal to the parents and things are finalized. Legalized dating in other words hehe. However, if I end up meeting an interesting person at a mature age (I think 25 is more than mature for a person to know what he expects from a life partner), my parents will oppose my choice tooth and nail. They will give me all kinds of reasons (mostly illogical), but the underlying fact to them is "since this girl dared to like our son, it goes to show she is of loose character and hence will not make a good home-maker". Patently flawed reasoning! This may hold true if it is young, puppy love where we are too young to reflect on the complexities of life and think with a level head on what constitutes a good partner.

I am in agreement with parents if children start rebelling about marriage at a young age. I also believe that having this injunction of being obedient to the parents is overall a good one that works to the advantage of children. However, parents need to realize (and ours wont because they were brought up in another way) that if our children are old enough and educated etc, they are mature enough to know what they want for themselves.

Mothers are specially hard on sons (and believe me in our society these days, mothers are more understanding towards daughters likes and dislikes!) because they feel, "oh! this girl will snatch my son away from me." Their thoughts start wandering off and getting the better of them when they think of worst case scenarios and start believing it a prophecy waiting to happen. In other words they think that if I let my son marry this girl, this marriage is doomed to failure. So what they do to us, they do it with good intention, but like I said earlier with very illogical reasoning.

2- Why do men cave in?

Because most men reason to themselves, "Do I really want to take my parents on and risk losing their blessing and even worse my chance to serve them in their old age (remember the hadith i mentioned above)?" It is a typical Catch 22 scenario for us. No matter how educated we are, we just cannot hurt our parents even if it means sacrificing our own likes and dislikes. Unfortunately, parents REALLY take advantage of this fact.

Some men mess up their own situations by being unsure about the women they claim they love. Some mess it up even more by ending up in inter-religion marriages in which case I personally support the parents opposition. But, I am at a loss to explain the illogical stance of parents when the girl is OK from every aspect and I am sure that had the mother met this girl before the son did, she would probably recommend her to the son as well!

The matter gets more complicated when an impasse is created and both the girl and guy expire all options of convincing their parents. If everything in their relationship is done according to the rules then I support men taking the option of getting married without their parents consent. It is allowed in our religion and I think it holds the same as the Quranic injunction of disobedience to parents if they are stopping you from carrying out your duties as a Muslim. Marriage is an integral part of Islam and any parent who denies his child the right to marriage on stupid grounds is actually pushing his child towards breaking the laws of God by indulging in prohibited activities (such as illicit relationships).

But, again, the repercussion of this rebellion can be really bad (depending on the nature of the people involved in this). It only makes sense for most people to back out of a fight that will just unnecessarily prolong miseries. This is where parents hold the trump card, I guess. Sad it is this way, but it is the truth.

This post has gone WAY too long even by my own standards :P

10 July, 2007 13:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Said Al Republican.

I personally know of a few guys who begged and pleaded with their parents to get them married to the girl of his choice. The mental, physical and emotional abuse they went through is heartbreaking. And they were abused by the very people who are supposed to love you unconditionally - parents.

A sad state of affairs.

- RB

10 July, 2007 14:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Al Republican,

I don't agree with your inter-religion marriage comment there.

I think there is nothing wrong with inter-religios marriages.

-RB

10 July, 2007 20:21  
Blogger صلعم said...

Sharjah is the cornerstone for all evils in this country. It advocates a system of Wahabi Islam, which is the worst of evil. I am not surprised that the husband is released on bail in Sharjah. Furthermore, I will not be surprised if he police somehow forget to guard the woman and her brothers kill her. This state is an evil state which wants to live in the dark ages.

Cheers.

11 July, 2007 08:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ame story different outcome in Dubai, http://www.7days.ae/showstory.php?id=54851
the husband is to do a year in jail
A man who stabbed a love rival after finding him in bed with his wife has been jailed for a year and fined dhs1,000. He will also be deported after serving his sentence.

The Ukranian had been drinking alcohol with his wife and a Lebanese guest at a party at a flat in the Hor Al-Anz area of Dubai shortly before the incident, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday. According to police records, during the evening the husband went into his own bedroom to find his wife with the Lebanese man on the couple’s bed.
He then punched his victim several times and stabbed him in the neck and stomach three times. Police were called to the flat and arrested him.

20 July, 2007 12:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH God!!

24 July, 2007 15:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow ! it's sad to think that some cultures still beleive in Honour killing's so past century and by who is the person that made this law?Don't give me past down generation stuff either,it starts from one person only. In regards to the Girl who has the right to say she is stupid - it takes two, and for the husband to catch them it seems a little suspect that he may have been tipped off about the situation but no one's mentioned that - she couldn't have had an affair if they were both single b4 the marriage, Think about who's to say the husband knew she didn't want to marry him but for the sake of the parents like HALLO the parents aren't marrying the guy - happiness should not come at a price to satisfy ones family.

21 August, 2007 05:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a woman stay completely naked having a sun tan, she feel comfortable to show her .... in public.some women in bikini feel comfortable another can't accept it.and the same story full body covered women some of them feel comfortable with a bikini dresses woman and some not.people are different, concepts are different.a human with no concepts is an animal. some concepts changes by modern life but some can't be changed. back grounds are important, inside your friends it can be very funny person but it doesnt mean he/she can be famous comidian, you have enough back grounds about your friend, you can understand his/her jokes, audince dont. i think if you judge someone ignoring these two points, you are similar to a donkey carrying alot of books,but he still a donkey.

19 September, 2008 09:07  

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