A British businesswoman six years in a Dubai jail 41 replies

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Karst

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#11 11 years ago
Flodgy;4431805The event happened in Dubai, the U.A.E did it not? That's an Islamic region. Their values may come across as idiotic to you, (Karst) but the fact still remains, when you visit another country, you agree to abide by it's values and laws.

Of course, she is entirely to blame for disregarding the laws of the country she was visiting. However, I stand by what I said: having laws against any kind of contact, even kissing, before marriage, is idiotic and contrary to what should be an essential concept of social freedom.




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#12 11 years ago
S3phiroth;4432015Don't know why this article has to play on the fact she is British, doesn't matter what country you are from, you follow the rules of the country you are in not the one you are from.

Well they say piles of British are going there for touring, and I hear this is a HUGE story in England. Why no mention of it here before I posted it, wierd.

But isn't this oh so funny now, seems to be ok by everyone it's perfectly ok for mexicans to "illegaly" cross the border into USA.

Almost every post says to abide by the other countrys laws.Same for that Joe Horn guy, while the law says (in Texas) you can protect your nieghbors houses.

Same for the severity of this womans (Crime?) if it was about gay rights all the sudden its shamefull to critisize gays, and certainly not jail lol..

But what I havn't heard on the news is what happened to the guy? he gets off scott free, havn't seen or heard a thing about the male.




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#13 11 years ago
Karst;4432200Of course, she is entirely to blame for disregarding the laws of the country she was visiting. However, I stand by what I said: having laws against any kind of contact, even kissing, before marriage, is idiotic and contrary to what should be an essential concept of social freedom.

If you don't like or disagree with their laws then you shouldn't go to their country. If I came to your house and started taking a dump on your bed and I told you it's ok I do it at home, would you be ok with that?

People who don't like the laws are free to leave at anytime, they have their freedom, whether they choose to use it is another matter.




Karst

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#14 11 years ago

S3phiroth;4432208If you don't like or disagree with their laws then you shouldn't go to their country. If I came to your house and started taking a dump on your bed and I told you it's ok I do it at home, would you be ok with that?

People who don't like the laws are free to leave at anytime, they have their freedom, whether they choose to use it is another matter.

I didn't go to the UAE, nor would I ever. I have no idea what the women knew about the law there. Obviously she's stupid for breaking it, but in my opinion the law itself is at least equally stupid.




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#15 11 years ago
S3phiroth;4432208People who don't like the laws are free to leave at anytime, they have their freedom, whether they choose to use it is another matter.

I see. So if they set a date, and after that date were to suddenly start slaughtering say all gays within their borders, you'd be fine with that? I mean the gays could just have left. Surely there's something else about the character of a law other than that you can run away and hide from it if you don't like it in determining its legitimacy.




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#16 11 years ago
Quetron;4432201Well they say piles of British are going there for touring, and I hear this is a HUGE story in England. Why no mention of it here before I posted it, wierd. But isn't this oh so funny now, seems to be ok by everyone it's perfectly ok for mexicans to "illegaly" cross the border into USA. Almost every post says to abide by the other countrys laws.Same for that Joe Horn guy, while the law says (in Texas) you can protect your nieghbors houses. Same for the severity of this womans (Crime?) if it was about gay rights all the sudden its shamefull to critisize gays, and certainly not jail lol.. But what I havn't heard on the news is what happened to the guy? he gets off scott free, havn't seen or heard a thing about the male.

You've made a very good point there. What she did was wrong and against the law in that nation, now shes getting severly punished, however the same people then condemn Horn who followed texas law but said it was too extreme are saying that she deserves the extreme punishment.




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#17 11 years ago

Karst;4432212I didn't go to the UAE, nor would I ever. I have no idea what the women knew about the law there. Obviously she's stupid for breaking it, but in my opinion the law itself is at least equally stupid.[/quote]

Maybe the law is stupid but to not respect their laws is stupid beyond reason, you don't get a free ride because of ignorance.

[quote=Nemmerle;4432241]I see. So if they set a date, and after that date were to suddenly start slaughtering say all gays within their borders, you'd be fine with that? I mean the gays could just have left. Surely there's something else about the character of a law other than that you can run away and hide from it if you don't like it in determining its legitimacy.

Personally I would be fine with that, obviously mass genocide is a bit different to jail time for 1 person every now and then. However it is a legitimate law such as any law is legitimate just because it doesn't fit in with Western beliefs doesn't mean it doesn't fit in with theirs.




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#18 11 years ago
S3phiroth;4432294Maybe the law is stupid but to not respect their laws is stupid beyond reason, you don't get a free ride because of ignorance.

And I never claimed that she should.




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#19 11 years ago

Lets see: If you are in a nation that is primarily Islamic and has ass backwards laws restricting certain social liberty, would you fuck on a beach? I'd think not.

The lady is retarded for even thinking about doing that in a Muslim nation. With that said, the laws are beyond ridiculous.




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#20 11 years ago
Ihaterednecks;4431770Was she ignorant of the law or not?

Having sex in a public place is still illegal in Britain as well, to my knowledge. It doesn't matter which country she had been in, then she'd probably have been breaking the law. The only difference here is the severity of the punishment, and the addition of the whole 'sex outside of marriage' thing. It's her own stupid fault.