Saudi Doctor Delivers Healthy Baby . . . Father Shoots Doctor For Exposing His Wife In The Presence Of A Male

220px-KFMC_Main_HospitalA Saudi husband’s view of the strict Islamic code led to his shooting a doctor despite the successful delivery of the man’s son. The doctor was also a man and the husband was irate that a female was not asked to deliver the baby in accordance with Islamic values. Muhannad Al Zabn, delivered the baby at the King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh and was later treated for his own gun shot wounds.


What is particularly astonishing is the level of premeditation. The father told the doctor that he wanted to meet him at the hospital to show him his appreciation in person for the delivery. He then shot him for exposing his wife to a man.

Fortunately, Al Zabn was brought to the emergency room for his serious wounds and survived.

The reaction has been mixed in Saudi Arabia. Most support the doctor but some criticize the hospital for putting the husband in such a position.

25 thoughts on “Saudi Doctor Delivers Healthy Baby . . . Father Shoots Doctor For Exposing His Wife In The Presence Of A Male

  1. If I had a kid I would home school him/her. If I had a kid I would create a business entity and hand it over when he reached a good age and had learned that business. I would help him/her find the right spouse and weigh in if he/she hooked up with a dork. I would not send him/her to college and would deny him/her the dumb military option. When I got old and senile I would hope to move in with them. When I croak I will hope that no offspring ever went to Saudi Arabia or the muddle east and did not wind up believing in God or some Faith.

    Oh, all of the above did come to pass. and I am senile living in my son’s house and he runs the family business while I watch re-runs of Saturday Night Live on my tv. I forget what got me on this topic.

  2. EltonLongDong. Even though I went to an elementary school (Montessori in Amsterdam, Netherlands) I “home-schooled” myself also by voracious reading of the newspaper every day and every book on which I could lay my hands. In fact, I think that I learned more from playing in the street and reading at home than I learned in school. My mom did not have to do my home schooling.
    There is something askew when it is believed that adults must do all of the teaching. The Great Apes are better educators than we are.

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