Qatar is not a safe place!
I read the post today from a very honourable gentleman, I presume Qatari, who asked the question " why don't you complain to the Authorities" and while I think that what this man has said is highly commendable, NOTHING WILL BE DONE IF YOU COMPLAIN TO THE AUTHORITIES!!!!!!
I Commented on his post which you can read, about how Qatar is seen as one of the safest places to live and IT ISN'T!!!
Having lived in Qatar for 13 years, I have seen mega changes here and I am appalled about the unscrupulous people here , now, in Doha and the rise in crime which is not reported on, but which is talked about a lot in Doha circles.
I have also heard of a lot of attacks on women which are not reported on. Most women feel when you try to bring a complaint about the attacker, you are the one to blame ,Ie You were walking alone. You were not wearing the right clothes. You shouldn't be there!!!!
I have two incidents to tell you of which affect me directly and I want to stress there are many more that I would like to comment on , I can't ,because they are not first hand knowledge.
The first attack was against an English lady who was jogging and in training for a marathon. She was grabbed from behind and a hand over her mouth. It was a youth in a Arabic dress.
She fought him off and ran crying to my house.
My husband got straight in the car , with an Arabic speaker and gave chase. They found the 17 year old down the road and fortunately, there was a traffic police car there. He was taken to the police station where we were informed he was a Palestinian youth . The police begged
us not to press charges as if you knew of his life story you would cry for hi
Having a bad up bringing does not give you the right to ABUSE WOMEN.!!!!
I wonder what would have happened if an Arab woman had been attacked !!!!!
The second story is a tragic one.
My friends maid was waiting for the bus around 7 pm and was grabbed from behind and thrown in a land cruiser.
She was taken to a house where she was gang raped by men of Arab nationality and beaten so badly she was in Hamad hospital for a week.
She was so scared that the police would not believe her and blame her, she begged her English family to send her straight from the hospital to the plane. This they did.
How tragic is this!!!! To go through such an ordeal and to know there will be no justice in this country because you are a foreign woman ( she was Filipino by the way)
How can we women complain to the Authorities when we are scared we will be the guilty
party and not the abuser?????
These incidents happened 6 months ago and there have been many attacks on women over these last few years that are not reported on like they are in Europe and America. It is all kept very quiet. WHY!!!!!!
I see this wonderful country going from bad to worse, by the dishonest and violent people who are allowed to come to Doha and if this problem of women being attacked and the abuser not being punished is not addressed, then Qatar will become the same as the rest of the world. Not a very nice place to live in !!!!!!
Why don't we complain!!! BECAUSE WE CAN'T !!!!!!!!!!!!
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