Thursday, May 8, 2008

This is just CRAZY!!!

I was reading the Gulf Times (Qatar's English newspaper) today and ran across this article. I couldn't believe what I was reading!!! If this had happened in America, the maid and driver wouldn't have been the ones arrested, it would have been the homeowner! Check out the craziness that is Sharia law in Qatar:

Maid, driver jailed for having illicit relations
Published: Thursday, 8 May, 2008, 02:03 AM Doha Time

A DOHA court has convicted a housemaid and a driver of having illicit relations and sentenced them to a year’s imprisonment and subsequent deportation. The couple are in jail since early January.
The Filipina housemaid and Nepali driver were caught in a compromising position by the maid’s employer.
The employer, an Arab woman, claimed that she chased the man then tied him up and waited for the police to arrest him.
She returned home at lunchtime to find her maid in a state of undress with the man.
When she shouted at the pair, the 22-year-old man hastily put on his trousers and fled through the back door of the house in Markhiya. However, he had not counted on the home owner’s determination.
Seeing the man flee, the 38-year-old Palestinian jumped into her car and gave chase.
After quickly catching the man, she locked him in the boot of her vehicle before driving back home to tie him up.
In prosecution papers read to the court, the woman explained: “I followed him using my car until I caught him. I put him in the boot of the car. I then took him to the house and tied him up before I called the police.”
The court also convicted the Filipina (28) of granting access to a house without the owner’s consent, and the man of entering a house without the owner’s permission.
The defendants denied they were sexually involved, and both insist the man came to the house to collect a mobile phone belonging to another Nepali currently serving time in prison.
The court decision is open for appeal.

No comments: