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Old Mar 29th 2010, 9:39 am
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"A BRIT was last night facing six months in jail in Dubai after being accused of "flicking the finger" at an Arab."

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...ng-finger.html
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Old Mar 29th 2010, 9:40 am
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and if any kind Mod could correct the typo in the title so I don't look a twerp, please do...
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Old Mar 29th 2010, 9:48 am
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Default Re: Another Dubai own goal and The Sun pounces...

Given the propensity for digital nasal cleansing while driving out here, I'd have thought that flicking--rather than giving--the finger would be a pretty common occurrence. And I must admit that the headline to the right of the story in the Sun (Sex-swap killer to wed lesbian) holds the promise of a better story...
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Old Mar 29th 2010, 9:54 am
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Who...the finger flicker, sex-swap killer or the lesbian???
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Default Re: Another Dubai own goal and The Sun pounces...

An even worse story I read somewhere was the one about UAE banks now being able to notify Police on-line about bounced cheques. Imagine the queues at the jail toilets this summer.
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and if any kind Mod could correct the typo in the title so I don't look a twerp, please do...
You twerp.

Shocking story, mind. One man's word against another...wouldn't have a chance in any country with an advanced legal system.
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Eh? Nothing to do with me.


The man in question shuld have known better, but again, where is the witness? The punishment is disproportionate to the 'crime', but I'm all for it it if keeps Sun readers away.


Here's another side of the whole debate from The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/753...n-the-UAE.html

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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
Eh? Nothing to do with me.


The man in question shuld have known better, but again, where is the witness? The punishment is disproportionate to the 'crime', but I'm all for it it if keeps Sun readers away.


Here's another side of the whole debate from The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/753...n-the-UAE.html

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Interesting piece. I've said myself before that it is interesting to note the parallels between how we view immigrants in the UK and how immigrants are viewed in the UAE, where the issue is magnified and accelerated x100.
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
Eh? Nothing to do with me.


The man in question shuld have known better, but again, where is the witness? The punishment is disproportionate to the 'crime', but I'm all for it it if keeps Sun readers away.


Here's another side of the whole debate from The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/753...n-the-UAE.html

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I was waiting for your Sun bashing comments
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I was waiting for your Sun bashing comments
Too easy a target, The Scum.

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Well I would prefer someone giving me a V sign than what I witnessed today whilst stuck in traffic..A man with his window down was happily sat raking his nose, sticking his hand out of the car window, rolling it and then flicking it on the floor, all in full view of everyone waiting at the traffic lights.
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Well I would prefer someone giving me a V sign than what I witnessed today whilst stuck in traffic..A man with his window down was happily sat raking his nose, sticking his hand out of the car window, rolling it and then flicking it on the floor, all in full view of everyone waiting at the traffic lights.
I've taught my three-year-old to tell them to stop. And people who chuck rubbish out of their car windows. Not as satisfying as cramming it down their throats but pretty fun to watch. AND it might work long-term.
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
You twerp.

Shocking story, mind. One man's word against another...wouldn't have a chance in any country with an advanced legal system.
And some races'/nationalities' word means a lot more than others, in the Gulf. Reminds me of yesteryear America when it was the word of a Black man against a White man and usually the former lost out.

I remember my parent's advice and the general consensus amongst expats when living in Abu Dhabi, don't cross a local, they most always win.
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And here today's article of the gulf-times.

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topic...7&parent_id=17

so what is the solution? We all go back home and the last one switches off the lights????
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