A British businesswoman six years in a Dubai jail 41 replies

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Chemix2

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#31 10 years ago

No, Sharia law blames the woman at least as much as the man if not more so. Hell, women who are raped can be killed for it.




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#32 10 years ago

Depends where you go and who you speak to really. There isn't one interpretation of religous law.




Chemix2

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#33 10 years ago

IIRC they release an official interpretation every 5-10 years for updates




Junk angel

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#34 10 years ago

I'm more curious about why it only says woman? Shouldn't the title of this thread be more like - british pair ....

Just skimming trough the text

Ms Palmer faces a sentence of between three months and six years in jail in the state, one of seven that makes up the United Arab Emirates. Her fellow accused faces a similar sentence.

Normally islamic nations are renowned for their large problems with women, but at least it looks like there is some headway. Both the man and woman face similar if not the same charges.

I'd say, that that means headway. While six years of prison for indecency are a a giant lot, there have been other issues and it is known what Islamic countries tend to have for issues with sex.




Jayz

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#35 10 years ago

maybe this is why they become suicide bombers, since they aint allowed to have sex. i probably would lol




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#36 10 years ago
Jayz;4469976maybe this is why they become suicide bombers, since they aint allowed to have sex. i probably would lol

Don't laugh, sexual repression in a world where sex is easily accessible (a study in the Maghreb found daily porn viewing was at least 50%) is considered one of the factors behind the general pent-up frustrations of the Islamic middle-classes.

As for this pair, what the hell were they thinking?!

I've been to Dubai, and aside from it being the most insane place I have ever visited (the billboard offering a free Jaguar when you buy an apartment particularly sticks in my memory), I was well aware of the cultural differences there. Even as a man I was expected to dress properly (trousers, not jeans, a proper shirt rather than a t-shirt). That someone would attempt this with even a faint idea of what it would mean is mind-boggling.

That being said, chances are they'll just be deported to the UK, and let off.




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#37 10 years ago

She's lucky she's only facing jail, most would get beheaded or stoned to death for that.




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#38 10 years ago

She was ignorant of the law? Yeah right. It's just common sense to guess that an Islamic country is going to have strict laws on sexual behavior. She's a moron.




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#39 10 years ago

She was also drunk, which led to the sex and the public nudity on the beach, which led to the arrest, which led to the big, big news story that shoulden't be this big.




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#40 10 years ago

UPDATE. I now hear they were warned several times, then she lashed out at the cops. I wish california would have the same laws, hehe.