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Saudi female student dies after male ambulance crew denied access
Outrage after university staff bar male paramedics from entering a women's-only campus after student heart attack
This is a horrible tragedy. I am not muslim, but no religion forbids the helping of people in an emergency. These school administrators should be fired, everyone parent who sends their daughter to this school should be terrified that a school puts burqas ahead of their students' safety.
Chris, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This is outrageous!!!!That is why it is so important what you believe!!
Chantal Naidoo, Johannesburg, South Africa
This is just vile! In case of emergency, men CAN assist women according to what i have read in Islam. This is such a disgrace!
amy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sad to read this news. Any society that sidelines half of it's population (and intellectual capacity) is doomed to be a failure. Hope better sense prevails and the Ruling body takes quick decisive steps to improve the participation of women in every strata of life, and empowers women to live their life in equality to men.
Ramakrishna Karanth, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Disgusting! This inhuman act has nothing to do with Shariah (Islamic) Law. This law is actually of the mentally ill people. Islam allows to even drink alcohol if you're dying out of thirst and got nothing to drink. There is NOTHING more important in this world than a life of a human being, irrespective of a nationality or religion.
Ahsan Hadi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia, the 15th century called, they want you back.
Eric, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
school authorities are to blamed for girl death what was going through their head ?
miraj, alain, United Arab Emirates
"... setting up advanced clinics in all colleges while others said that all ambulances heading to women’s colleges should include women on their staff to ensure they pass the “stubbornness” of officials..." - good suggestion. Staffs acted according to the rules and regulation given to them.. it is duly the mistake of the hospital mgt, who sent a male staff to the female only area... Student anger is accepted but there is no question of religion / other criticism. We pay our condolence of the victim and their family. We believe , this will not repeat.
Sheik Mydeen, Dubai, India
This is really heart touching , at the time of emergency situation anybody can provide treatment in the Islamic religions its allowed, the lack of awareness about Islam girls life end
abdul rafeek, dubai, United Arab Emirates
Clearly lack of wisdom.
Milton Tan, Georgetown, Malaysia
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