This is Islam: Woman in Qatar given suspended sentence after she reported rape

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From Fox News: A Dutch woman held in Qatar for nearly three months after telling police she had been raped there was released on Monday after receiving a one-year suspended prison sentence, a Dutch diplomat said.
The 22-year-old woman was in the care of the Dutch Embassy after a brief court hearing in Doha, the Qatari capital which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Her case has raised new questions ahead of the tournament, which likely will draw tens of thousands of Western tourists unfamiliar with the Islamic-based legal codes that govern the small peninsular nation.
It wasn’t immediately clear what sentence was given to the man she accused of rape. Qatari officials repeatedly have declined to comment after her detention became public knowledge over the weekend and the state-run Qatar News Agency did not report on the verdict Monday.
The woman, on a vacation with a friend, went out for drinks at a hotel bar in the Qatari capital in mid-March, lawyer Brian Lokollo previously told The Associated Press. While at the bar, she believes someone “messed with her drink” and her memory became hazy, Lokollo said. She later awoke alone, her clothes torn and the victim of a rape, he said.
She was immediately detained after reporting the attack, Lokollo said. She previously appeared three times in court, he said.
A social media campaign had called for her release. The AP does not identify victims of sexual assault.
The woman faced an adultery charge for having sex out of wedlock. Her release and sentence were confirmed by Dutch Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Daphne Kerremans. The Dutch Embassy in Doha declined to comment further.
On Twitter, Netherlands Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said he was “relieved” by the verdict.
Lokollo said Monday that the woman’s family was “very pleased” she was released and praised the work of Dutch diplomats. He said she also faced a fine equivalent to 750 euros ($845). “We are very happy she’s going to be home soon,” he said.
The Dutch woman’s case highlights the societal differences in Qatar, home to gleaming skyscrapers and international aspirations that practices a highly conservative form of Islam similar to that of neighboring Saudi Arabia.
Alcohol is available at high-end hotels in Qatar and duty-free shops at its massive international airport. However, residents must have permission from their employers to buy at the country’s only government-run liquor store. Sex out of wedlock is illegal.
Similar cases also have occurred elsewhere in the Gulf Arab states. In 2008, an Australian woman said she was jailed for eight months after reporting that she was gang-raped at a hotel in the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, a Norwegian woman who reported being raped in Dubai received a 16-month sentence for having sex outside of marriage, though she was pardoned and allowed to leave the country.
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Helene Pineau
Helene Pineau
4 years ago

This woman was raped twice – by the rapist and by the Qatar government. If this travesty of justice doesn’t convince even the most recalcitrant Liberal that Islam is the problem, then nothing will. But then again, so-called feminists on this side of the world who claim to fight for women`s rights have been all too silent on this issue. They’ll gladly condemn Christianity but the elephant in the room, the Muslim faith, is never criticized by these hypocrites and cowards.

Hassan Diallo
Hassan Diallo
4 years ago

true, my Islam means submission and we don’t apologise to kuffars.

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

“BooBoo” must be written on the forehead of any non-muslim who think they can casually “visit” a muslim country or interact with any muslim and experience good results. Muslims always lose their sh*t and go for rape, murder, beheadings and setting people on fire in cages. It’s just who they are. Disgusting sobs, no matter who they are or where you find ’em.

MA in MO
4 years ago

Just another example of how totally unattainable the culture of the West and the culture of muslime/islime/terror can co-exist. It has been impossible for well over 1,400 years and anything this side of the Rapture and the Battle of Armaggedon will not make it possible. In the end we win, they loose. In the meantime we can expect more and bigger Orlando’s.
Hassan Diallo response that they expect nothing but total submission and owe no one an apology, why can’t our Dear Leaders see this. Or maybe they do and choose not to.

squirrelmistresssquirrelmistress

maybe because our “dear leader” is one of them.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

How Islamic… the woman “admitted” crime so, therefore, her complaint against the local guy wasn’t valid (more than likely) not to mention that she’s an infidel anyway.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
4 years ago

This should stand as a warning to any Western nation . . . do not visit Muslim countries–no matter how glorious their skyscrapers are, no matter how beautiful their cities, or the amenities offered . . . you just do not allow yourself to come under the jurisdiction of Muslim peoples, or their courts. Perhaps if they had censored the Muslim rapist to the same degree of the woman who was raped (was that not sex outside wedlock?) Western countries are down right stupid to buy into having events held in these backwards countries. Each and every country must guard… Read more »

MA in MO
4 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

Right on. I really do not feel sorry for these people who intentionally put themselves in harms way. The solution is so simple — do not travel to a predominantly muslime/islime/terrorist country. They are all alike, they hate us. I don’t care how much money the Saudi’s give Hitlary, they still hate us. However, the Saudi’s really aren’t giving her money, it is the American taxpayer that is funding that little three ring circus. But I digress fromt he original issue.

MomOfIV
MomOfIV
4 years ago

another example of why PC brainwashing is dangerous… these females should not be surprised they go to a country that hates and enslaves women and they themselves are treated like trash…what did they expect, the red carpet? maybe they expected the same rules to apply for them when they visit islamic countries as they do at home? islamic countries only expect females to keep their mouths shut, open their legs, and eventually (after many rapes and girl abortions) a son comes out. they should consider themselves lucky they were let go… bottom line…learn common sense…stay the h*ll out of islamic… Read more »

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
4 years ago
Reply to  MomOfIV

…and keep Islamics out of OUR Country!

tukulusriantei
4 years ago

i didnt make this up, i heard it straight from a muslim man i knew years ago. he said according to sharia law the accusation of rape only valid if there are four or more witness that directly see the penetration during a rape. the victim’s testimony is not enough. what a perfect and holy law.

greenworxx
greenworxx
4 years ago
Reply to  tukulusriantei

Yes, I’ve read this before and it stated the witnesses had to be male to prove rape. How convenient. I would call it “gang rape”. What’s so ludicrous about this under sharia law is, if it takes at least four witnesses to prove the rape, how come they didn’t stop it? Surely, four men can overpower one. One would have to come to the conclusion the witnesses aren’t there to stop rapes.