The United Arab Emirates have supplied the most recent example of the Sharia legal system in the Muslim world. South African Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29, and his Ukrainian fiancée Iryna Nohai, 27, were arrested after Nohai wemt to the doctor over stomach pains. In the UAE doctors appear to have no notion of confidentiality (or humanity) and informed the police when he discovered that she was pregnant. Since she had not yet married Culverwell, that meant that they had violated the Islamic code against sex outside of marriage — even though the impregnation occurred outside of the UAE. They are criminally charged.
So this is a couple about to get married who simply went to the UAE for a vacation and visited a doctor. They are now under arrest and they have been held since January.
Another moral victory for Sharia law.
UAE leaves off the Sharia part in its push for tourists. They can change their pitch to “UAE: come for the shopping, stay for the flogging.”