A German insurance company found itself in hot water after one of its executives refused to cover maid costs for an Algerian immigrant injured in a car crash after interpreting the Koran as saying that Muslim husbands "don't run a household." His relationship with his wife "can't be assumed to resemble a German marriage," she wrote. The man's wife, 26 years younger, will likely perform the housework, and she's not the claimant, the executive noted. In fact, the wife reportedly has a career and her 79-year-old husband does most of the household chores.
Gothaer company officials have announced they will apologize to the customer. "Something like this simply must not happen," said a spokeswoman, citing the worker's unacceptable "tone," and failure to adhere to the firm's anti-discrimination policy. It's not yet clear if the firm will cover the claim, however, reports Der Spiegel. One blogger noted that Christians shouldn't be compensated if they're injured working on a Sunday, their day of rest.