Sunday, March 14, 2010
Dubai: Is it wrong to show affection?
I had to double check today to see whether it was April the 1st.
I'm left scratching my head at the following story.
Apparently, a local Dubai woman was offended when she saw two people kissing in a restaurant... so offended that she called the Police. The couple, Ayman Najafi and Charlotte Lewis, were promptly arrested, sentenced to a month in prison and also fined £180 for consuming alcohol, which was allegedly just a quarter of the British driving limit.
Now, I'm all for showing ones emotions. I've always been comfortable showing my affection in public, be it holding hands or sneaking a quick kiss. I'd kind of draw the line at ravishing the person I'm dining with over the restaurant table - some things are best left to the privacy of your own space.
I wonder if Ayman Najafi and Charlotte Lewis had ordered their meat and two veg?
Really, this is just so absurd. A man and a woman kiss because they feel the urge to show a sign of affection toward one another. What's so bad about that?
Why was an on-looker so offended? Wouldn't it have been far easier for her to turn the other way and continue eating whatever it was she was eating?
How awful, a man and a woman kissing each other... on the mouth too. Crime of the century!
These ancient laws are ridiculous - probably fuelled by religious fanatics who think women should be seen [only their eyes] and not heard.
This is for the woman who was so offended by two human beings kissing. It is also for the Judge who sentenced them to one month in prison. It's also for the draconian lawmakers of Dubai.
You are all awarded the Seroxat Sufferers dumbass award. It's time for you all to move with the times and come to terms with one of the most natural things a man and a woman do. Kiss!
To read more about this heinous crime visit Sky News
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