UAE allows alcohol consumption, nonmarital sex & criminalizes honor killing

Ali.Pakistani

Senator (1k+ posts)

The UAE has moved to revise its Islamic personal laws, loosening restrictions on alcohol and cohabitation of unmarried couples as well as scrapping lenient penalties for “honor killings,” the state media said.

The changes, which were announced on Saturday by the government-run WAM news agency, are intended to “consolidate the UAE’s principles of tolerance” and improve the Gulf nation’s economic and social profile. However, the agency didn’t specify when the new relaxed rules will go into force. Penalties for alcohol consumption, possession and sales for those 21 and over will be eliminated in the Muslim country, which positions itself as a more Westernized tourist hotspot than other areas in the region. UAE citizens previously required a special license to drink beer and other liquors at bars or at home.

The reform will also allow “cohabitation of unmarried couples.” Such behavior has been considered criminal in UAE for a long time, though the law was rarely enforced against expats living in the financial hub of Dubai and other emirates.

The legal clause which allowed the judges to issue merciful sentences to men who commit a so-called “honor killing” has also been removed. Those crimes will from now be treated as a regular murder. According to human rights groups, every year thousands of females in the Middle East and South Asia become victims of “honor killings,” which are carried out by relatives against women and girls who somehow violate Islamic laws and bring ‘shame’ on the family.

The reform comes amid the US-brokered normalization of ties between longtime regional foes UAE and Israel, which is expected to bring investment and numerous Israeli tourists to the Gulf country.


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knowledge88

Minister (2k+ posts)
What? Honour killing was not a crime before ? Legalizing alcohol will cost millions of dollars to them every year. Ask any European countries or North America countries. These countries spend millions of dollars due to alcohol related crimes every year.
 

1234567

Minister (2k+ posts)

The UAE has moved to revise its Islamic personal laws, loosening restrictions on alcohol and cohabitation of unmarried couples as well as scrapping lenient penalties for “honor killings,” the state media said.

The changes, which were announced on Saturday by the government-run WAM news agency, are intended to “consolidate the UAE’s principles of tolerance” and improve the Gulf nation’s economic and social profile. However, the agency didn’t specify when the new relaxed rules will go into force. Penalties for alcohol consumption, possession and sales for those 21 and over will be eliminated in the Muslim country, which positions itself as a more Westernized tourist hotspot than other areas in the region. UAE citizens previously required a special license to drink beer and other liquors at bars or at home.

The reform will also allow “cohabitation of unmarried couples.” Such behavior has been considered criminal in UAE for a long time, though the law was rarely enforced against expats living in the financial hub of Dubai and other emirates.

The legal clause which allowed the judges to issue merciful sentences to men who commit a so-called “honor killing” has also been removed. Those crimes will from now be treated as a regular murder. According to human rights groups, every year thousands of females in the Middle East and South Asia become victims of “honor killings,” which are carried out by relatives against women and girls who somehow violate Islamic laws and bring ‘shame’ on the family.

The reform comes amid the US-brokered normalization of ties between longtime regional foes UAE and Israel, which is expected to bring investment and numerous Israeli tourists to the Gulf country.


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Good decision, so now poor Pakistani living their will enjoy frustrated Arab women, good.
 

1234567

Minister (2k+ posts)

The UAE has moved to revise its Islamic personal laws, loosening restrictions on alcohol and cohabitation of unmarried couples as well as scrapping lenient penalties for “honor killings,” the state media said.

The changes, which were announced on Saturday by the government-run WAM news agency, are intended to “consolidate the UAE’s principles of tolerance” and improve the Gulf nation’s economic and social profile. However, the agency didn’t specify when the new relaxed rules will go into force. Penalties for alcohol consumption, possession and sales for those 21 and over will be eliminated in the Muslim country, which positions itself as a more Westernized tourist hotspot than other areas in the region. UAE citizens previously required a special license to drink beer and other liquors at bars or at home.

The reform will also allow “cohabitation of unmarried couples.” Such behavior has been considered criminal in UAE for a long time, though the law was rarely enforced against expats living in the financial hub of Dubai and other emirates.

The legal clause which allowed the judges to issue merciful sentences to men who commit a so-called “honor killing” has also been removed. Those crimes will from now be treated as a regular murder. According to human rights groups, every year thousands of females in the Middle East and South Asia become victims of “honor killings,” which are carried out by relatives against women and girls who somehow violate Islamic laws and bring ‘shame’ on the family.

The reform comes amid the US-brokered normalization of ties between longtime regional foes UAE and Israel, which is expected to bring investment and numerous Israeli tourists to the Gulf country.


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Is it possible for any respected member of the forum that why we have to be worried about
whatever is happening in Arab World, I think our only concern should be Makkah Mukarma & Madina Munaawara, these 2 cities are most important for us and what Arabs are doing shouldn't be our concern. They were doing all those things before behind the curtains and now they will do openly. As long the 2 sacred cities are secure and will remain secure as it is promised by Allah, leave the Arabs.
 

Hate_Nooras

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
As these corrupt Royal families are at the heart of everything bad, its hardly a surprise. You name me a decent, humane member of these royal families, and I will show a hypocritical liar. Its difficult to wait for Jannat, when for them the shaitan is giving them Jannat now.
 

Fawad Javed

Minister (2k+ posts)
I don't know why you guys are soo surprised Qayamat be tu anni and its one of the signs are there would Kuffar all over the world except Makkah and Medinah
 

taban

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
یو اے ای کو پیسہ چاہیے۔
اسلام پیسہ نہیں بنانے دیتا۔



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اسلام حرام کے پیسے اور حرامکاری سے منع کرتا ہے آپ حلال طریقے سے کریں اسلام آپکو انکرج کرتا ہے
 

bigfootyetee

MPA (400+ posts)
پہلے یہ بے غیرتی چھپ کے ہوتی تھی اب کھلم کھلا ہو گی
these are allowed in Turkey, Turkish Cyprus, Egypt, tunis, Morocco Bosnia etc. why do not you comment on Turkey and these countries? I will like your comments on Turkey and these countries as well. These threads are posted just to provacate. Do not listen these people. They are the agents of enemy. we do not have right to comment on the internal affairs of other countries. The government should give shut up call to these people.
 

Zinda_Rood

Minister (2k+ posts)
عرب زمانے کے تقاضوں کو سمجھ رہے ہیں، اور دنیا کے ساتھ چلنا سیکھ رہے ہیں۔ شراب اور جنسی تعلق ہر شخص کا ذاتی معاملہ ہوتا ہے، اس میں ریاست کا کوئی عمل دخل نہیں ہونا چاہئے۔ مغربی معاشروں نے یہ بہت پہلے سمجھ لیا تھا، اب عرب بھی سیکھ رہے ہیں جبکہ ہمارے پاکستانی دیسی بدو ابھی تک چودہ سو سالہ پرانی دقیانوسی روایات کے ساتھ چمٹے ہوئے ہیں۔ ان جہلاء نے قسم کھا رکھی ہے کہ عقل کے قریب سے بھی نہیں گزرنا۔۔۔
 
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