September 15, 2009 12:47am CST
I received this forwarded email a few days ago. Take a look. Actually there are a lot of Saudi rape and abuse cases reported in newspapers. Their govt will protect their own citizens and usually turn a blind eye towards the victims (foreigners) or even jail them for supposedly making false accusations. So, stay thesame. The most horrific incident has recently occurred on a Emirates Airlines and the culprits have gotten away with it. The worst thing about this case is that this is the 4th case to have happened on this airline. During the Christmas of 2005, Emirates Airline made it's regular flight from Dubai to Manila . However, 4 hours into the flight, most passengers were sleeping or dozing off. A man approached a lady who was alone and asked her to assist his child in the bathroom. Not thinking much the lady followed the gentleman to the rear of the plane.Immediately she was grabbed by the man's 3 accomplices who immediately gagged and taped her mouth and then went on to rape her in the back area of the craft while 2 kept watch, 2 others molested and raped her. After they had all had a turn, they forced her to drink a drug laced drink and escorted her to her seat. She had knocked off until she arrived in Manila by which time the 4 men had disembarked and gotten away. This is a repeat case of the same thing that happened on a flight from Dubai to Mumbai on a Emirates airline. The Emirates staff are aware of this but when the staff have some suspicion of some incident taking place they make it a point to avoid going to the back of the plane.This is the 4th case to take place on Emirates airline. However the worst case of a rape victim on a Emirates flight was when a flight from Bangkok to Dubai . The lady was not only raped on flight but she was taken thru immigration into Dubai and raped for several days and then later on sold to the underground. It's a very disturbing email. i hope you guys pass it along to everyone. And I have nothing against emirates airlines. I'm just copied the email and paste it here, for everyone to be careful on any and all airplanes.
15 Sep 09
Hi dex, Saudi abuse of other nationals is well known. I'm a little dubious of the accuracy of this email you recieved though because of one very simple point. If the airline staff are aware something is going on but avoid that area of the plane why do they not alert the authorities on the ground before landing so that the perpetrators can be aprehended on touchdown?
• United Kingdom
15 Sep 09
That email says some very nasty things about Emirates Airlines. I haven't ever been on that airline. I have been on many other airlines. If that really happened then I feel very sorry for the ladies that got raped. I wonder how the one got through immigration in Dubai. I haven't been to Saudi Arabia but know it is a unique country. It has the Islamic religion. The local ladies only go out if they are with their brother, father or husband I have heard. I will be careful when flying.