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I never expected this verdict.

I never expected this verdict.

Old Sep 13th 2011, 11:44 am
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Old Sep 13th 2011, 12:38 pm
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yep it was a stitch up, sounds very much to me like the UK Government stepped in here to sort it out.

Also the guy who was tail gating him had his kid on his knee, surely he should be arrested?
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Old Sep 13th 2011, 12:46 pm
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Default Re: I never expected this verdict.

Emirates 24/7 had a briefer, more nuanced view of the verdict. The title alone...

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...09-13-1.418239

Whoa... wait. They changed the title since this morning. Earlier it was something very close to 'Bird-flipping-Brit-doctor-acquitted.' Maybe they heard from a few readers?

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Old Sep 13th 2011, 5:08 pm
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UK Government stepped in here to sort it out.
Why would they do that?
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
Why would they do that?
Coz intervention is our trait
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Old Sep 14th 2011, 5:29 am
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Why would they do that?
Because he's a very important and high level surgeon.
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Old Sep 14th 2011, 6:47 am
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Originally Posted by Spugsy View Post
Because he's a very important and high level surgeon.
I still don't see it - he is just a surgeon. He isn't a diplomat and he was in the safety of the UK already.

They didn't help out the UN guy last year who was on official business who did exactly the same thing.

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Default Re: I never expected this verdict.

Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
I still don't see it - he is just a surgeon. He isn't a diplomat and he was in the safety of the UK already.

They didn't help out the UN guy last year who was on official business who did exactly the same thing.
You're forgetting what this guy's specialisation was....
Given their propensity to talking out of their arses, you can understand why British politicians helped him out a bit!
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Default Re: I never expected this verdict.

Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
I still don't see it - he is just a surgeon. He isn't a diplomat and he was in the safety of the UK already.

They didn't help out the UN guy last year who was on official business who did exactly the same thing.
I thought more that he was protected by people here. Who knows whose life he has saved? Surgeons can be very popular.. The guy who reported him may have had less wasta. Also, was he with the Cleveland Clinic? There could be business interests that were affected too, namely by a lowranking cop who tried to bully a 'black' man who got in his way.

i like the verdict.
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Default Re: I never expected this verdict.

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I still don't see it - he is just a surgeon. He isn't a diplomat and he was in the safety of the UK already.

They didn't help out the UN guy last year who was on official business who did exactly the same thing.
Isn't his dad some sort of diplomat in Ghana?
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Old Sep 14th 2011, 10:59 am
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Isn't his dad some sort of diplomat in Ghana?
Yep, his dad was a guvrnment minster and he has 200 million dollars to pay to someone...
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Old Sep 14th 2011, 11:50 am
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Maybe it's just that nobody could prove the accusation, so he was let off. AS very good precedent for this kind of 'case'.


Is there actually a case where the accusation was proved, and the guy found guilty?
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Maybe it's just that nobody could prove the accusation, so he was let off. AS very good precedent for this kind of 'case'.


Is there actually a case where the accusation was proved, and the guy found guilty?
Shariah law does not believe in precendents. Each case stands alone.
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Default Re: I never expected this verdict.

What's sharia got to do with it? FYI we aren't in a sharia-law country.

Is there actually a case where the accusation was proved, and the guy found guilty? Or are we just worried over nothing?
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Old Sep 14th 2011, 3:13 pm
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Default Re: I never expected this verdict.

Originally Posted by seven seas View Post
What's sharia got to do with it? FYI we aren't in a sharia-law country.

Is there actually a case where the accusation was proved, and the guy found guilty? Or are we just worried over nothing?
Seven Seas is right. We live in a country whose laws are 'guided' by Sharia law, but we don't live under Sharia law. Two very different things, thankfully.
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