We have been discussing how Dubai is trying to lure Westerners to the country while it is continuing to impose the medieval Islamic Sharia system with predictably abusive results, particularly for women. Now, Dubai police have arrest a 30-year-old Ethiopian woman in the Al Qassimi Hospital after she gave birth to a child as an unmarried woman. The hospital called police that that newborn baby was illegitimate and she is an illegal maid.
Now, in fulfillment of the supposedly enlightened Islamic legal system system, the woman is jailed and the baby is being held in the prison for breast feeding. That is so much more acceptable than having an unmarried woman with a child.
While most of us are shocked by the hospital calling in the police, the police has been critical of the hospital in reportedly saying that “They should not accept such cases of unmarried pregnant women.” So unmarried women should have babies without doctors or hospitals? It is morally superior to deny a woman and a baby necessary medical treatment according to the Dubai police than assist an unmarried woman with a delivery.
However, all is now right with the Sharia system. According to news outlets in the Middle East, the mother and baby are in jail and the doctors have handed over the case to the public prosecutor.