A father in Dubai took his family to the beach for a picnic and some fun in the sun, only to have the day turn into needless tragedy.
The father’s daughter began to drown a short distance from shore when lifeguards began the attempt to rescue her. But the father — who is apparently very strong — restrained the lifeguards from doing their job because “he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man.”
Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department said that this incident took place at a beach in Dubai.
“This is one of the incidents which I cannot forget.
“It shocked me and many others who were involved in the case.
“The Asian father took his wife and kids to the beach for picnic and fun.
“The kids were swimming in the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help.
“Two rescue men were at the beach, and they rushed to help the girl.
“However, there was one obstacle which prevented them from reaching the girl and helping her.
“This obstacle was the belief of this Asian man who considered that if these men touched his daughter, then this would dishonour her. It cost him the life of his daughter.”
Lt. Col. Burqibah added that the father of the girl did not want the rescue men to touch his daughter as they were strange men.
“The father was a tall and strong man. He started pulling and preventing the rescue men and got violent with them. He told them that he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man.”
He pointed out that this delay and fight with the girl’s father cost the girl her life. She drowned.
“She died unfortunately, at a time when she had a chance to live, especially that the rescue men were so close to her to pull her out of the water.”
This is a brutal twist on the “honor killing” meme. In this case, it was a preemptive honor killing, since if the girl had been rescued, this fanatical father would probably have slit her throat right there.
That such barbaric beliefs exist in the 21st century is almost beyond belief. That there isn’t a worldwide outcry against this outmoded code of “honor” by feminists and human rights groups is understandable when you realize they are far more enamored of bending the knee to multiculturalism than they are in saving lives of women.
The father was later prosecuted. Not for negligent homicide or whatever its equivalent is in Dubai, but for restraining the lifeguards. Evidently, it’s not a crime to kill your daughter but it is against the law to restrain lifeguards.