Sunday, February 08, 2009


Little bit of a twist on things, here. A 23-year-old unmarried woman has been sentenced to jail and will receive 100 lashes for adultery. How do you commit adultery if you are not married? Merriam-Webster's on-line dictionary defines adultery: "Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband." Semantics. Here's what happened. A "girl confessed that she had a forced sexual intercourse with a man who had offered her a ride." [Wouldn't that be considered rape?] "The man, the girl confessed, took her to a rest house... where had and four of [his] friends assaulted her all night long." So, what has happened to the man and his four friends? Are they going to be thrown in jail and lashed, too? One would think so. No information in the article on the men. The young woman is pregnant "and will be lashed after delivery of her baby..." I guess, compared to what some Middle Eastern countries do to women who have been accused of having some sort of relations with a man outside of marriage, that this young woman is probably getting off pretty lightly.

No wonder there is a shortage of doctors, here. They are not allowed to do their job. Isn't part of being a doctor doing an examination of a patient - you know - to try to determine the cause of whatever might ail someone? I don't know if what this doctor was doing was right or wrong. It is not the first time a doctor, here, has been accused of some wrongdoing by looking at or touching "the private parts" of female patients. Is putting a stethoscope on a woman's chest considered touching "the private parts?" Probably. We'll have to wait and see what happens to this doctor on March 22nd.

Blame it on the maids. Whenever something goes missing. Money, jewelry... It is always the maids' fault. Two maids are suspected of robberies in which 50,000SR disappeared from their employers. The article does not say whether it was cash or jewels. Not much more information given than that.

Seems a tad extreme - trying to commit suicide by swallowing poisonous detergents and then stabbing yourself with a sharp instrument. The attempt was unsuccessful. Perhaps someone should delve a bit deeper into this case to determine whether or not foul play was involved. Why didn't the man just jump off a building, or hang himself?

Were the unrelated men who were caught with 15 African women which "were found to be in compromising positions" also arrested on charges of promiscuity and lewdness? The article does not say.

Road carnage. A young man was killed and two others injured when the car they were in "overturned" while "tackling a dangerous curve." No mention of how fast he was driving while "tackling" the "dangerous curve."


  1. Gotta comment on some doctors up to no good thing...

    The first time I visited the doc here in Bahrain...some 23 years ago...fresh faced and all of 18...naive was clearly printed on my forehead I believe... then husbands neice took me to the doc cause I had an earache. Use to get them alot when I was younger. Anyhow...upon examining me he checked my breasts!!! Yes...he had me lift up my shirt and checked my breast...I apparently was entitled to a free breast exam for every ear exam required.

    Mouse that I was (naive at that) and in a new country, foreign language, scared shitless...I didnt say a word. When I got home I did mention it to then hubby...who nearly ran all the way back to the health center and gave the doc what amounts to a rectal exam...with his foot though...hmmm.

  2. Good for your husband, Coolred. An ear-ache should NEVER require a breast examination.

    Doesn't just happen on this side of the world, though. There was a dentist in the States that thought all of his female patients needed a breast exam when they had their teeth cleaned...

  3. I read the 1st sory of the raped girl and couldn't continue!!

    That was so messed up for god's sake!!

  4. I put the worst story, first, HS. You could have gone on. The rest are much more bland...


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