April 29th, 2009 15:40 EST
Married Mom Jailed For Having Tea With Male Friend
"A BRITISH mother of two is being held in jail after being found guilty of adultery - for having a cup of tea with a male friend.
Marnie Pearce, 40, had separated from her Egyptian husband Ihab El-Labban when he burst into her Dubai home and found her drinking tea with another man.
Mr El-Labban now has custody of their two children - Ziad, 4, and Laith, 7 - and former classroom assistant Ms Pearce fears she may never see them again because she will be deported as soon as she is released." http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,25180438-948,00.html
In America we react with shock and outrage at the news that a mother is being held in jail after being found guilty of adultery for having a cup of tea with a male friend. But in Dubai or any other Islamic nation incidents like these are not regarded as an outrage against commonsense and human rights.
Life is not easy for a woman living under Sharia law, she is regarded as property of her husband, and she has very few rights. I feel sorry for Muslim women who are born in a theocratic state that regards them as nothing more than chattel.
But I have no sympathy for Pearce, she was an idiot for marrying a Muslim, and moving to Dubai. Any reasonably intelligent Western woman knows that if she marries a Muslim she is giving up her independence and freedom.
Pearce may have been so blindly in love that she was willing to pay any price to marry the love of her life. But Pierce should have considered that if she gave birth to any daughter they would be treated as second-class citizens.
Pearce may never see her children again, let this be a lesson to any Western female who is considering marrying a Muslim.