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Dubai news item: Could this have happened to a White European couple?

Old Feb 1st 2008, 4:48 am
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Dubai: A male and female visitor who had consensual sex following an 'unregistered marriage' have been jailed, ruled a court on Thursday.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Polic.../10186446.html

Would this have happened in Dubai(!) to a White European couple?
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not sure whether it could....but isn't the point that as muslims, the sex and alcohol were against all their religious laws as well, which wouldn't have been the case for a white european couple...

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not sure whether it could....but isn't the point that as muslims, the sex and alcohol were against all their religious laws as well
So do the criminal laws vary depending on which culture/religion you come from? Will a Muslim get his hand chopped off for shoplifting, while an atheist gets jail time?
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So do the criminal laws vary depending on which culture/religion you come from? Will a Muslim get his hand chopped off for shoplifting, while an atheist gets jail time?
nooo...i'm not expressing myself properly, sorry...it just strikes me that this is a double whammy. I'm not saying it's right...it clearly isn't...

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Originally Posted by shark_can View Post
Dubai: A male and female visitor who had consensual sex following an 'unregistered marriage' have been jailed, ruled a court on Thursday.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Polic.../10186446.html

Would this have happened in Dubai(!) to a White European couple?
Doubt it, white Europeans generally only have one wife and probably wouldn't travel along with their male friends to Dubai to beat, have sex with and then get married to a woman.
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So do the criminal laws vary depending on which culture/religion you come from? Will a Muslim get his hand chopped off for shoplifting, while an atheist gets jail time?
Actually I do believe that is the case in Dubai.
Im sure I read that officially Sharia law/punishments do not apply to non-muslims in Dubai. That is not the case in the other Emirates.
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Originally Posted by shark_can View Post
Dubai: A male and female visitor who had consensual sex following an 'unregistered marriage' have been jailed, ruled a court on Thursday.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Polic.../10186446.html

Would this have happened in Dubai(!) to a White European couple?
This sort of thing would only happen if someone reported to the police in Dubai. I know Dubai's authorities turn a blind eye to co-habiting non-muslim couples, particularly Westerners...providing they are discreet. Most non-married couples in Dubai suffer persecution from landlords not the police, who have better things to do than check every couple walking down the street they see.

This case sounds a lot different as the lady was apparently beaten so I suspect she informed the police and they had to prosecute....I could be wrong as the article doesn't really give much detail.

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