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'Gay wedding' ends up in cells (Muslims get something right for once)
News24 (South Africa) ^ | 12 February 2006 | News24

Posted on 02/12/2006 2:36:44 PM PST by Cornpone

Dubai - A United Arab Emirates court has jailed 12 men who were arrested after being discovered preparing for a gay wedding, but acquitted another 14 defendants, an official said on Sunday.

"Eleven men have confessed to practising homsexuality.

They were sentenced to five years in prison (for homosexuality) and one year for obscenity," said the official.

"Another man was sentenced to one year in prison for obscenity, but was acquitted of homosexuality charges... while 14 others have been released after being found not guilty," he said.

The 26 defendants, including UAE citizens, an Indian and three nationals of neighbouring Arab countries, were arrested in November when police raided a hotel in a desert resort town.

Emirates Today had reported that the Abu Dhabi court had sentenced all 26 men to five years in jail.

It said the men were busted in a hotel "dressed in women's clothes and makeup in preparation for a gay wedding".

The official said the verdict was not final and could go on appeal.

The United States state department had condemned the arrests and called on its close Gulf ally to stop reported plans for a forced hormone treatment on the suspects, which an interior ministry official then denied.

Homosexuality is a serious offence in the Muslim UAE and neighbouring conservative Gulf countries, where offenders could face flogging along with imprisonment, while foreigners could also face expulsion.

Last April, a court in neighbouring Saudi Arabia sentenced two Saudis, one Yemeni and a Jordanian to two years in jail and 2 000 lashes after a police raid on an alleged gay party.

Across the Gulf in non-Arab Iran, repeated sodomy carries the death penalty.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexuals; islam; marriage; muslims; samesexmarriage; uae; weddings
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1 posted on 02/12/2006 2:36:46 PM PST by Cornpone
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To: Cornpone
Across the Gulf in non-Arab Iran, repeated sodomy carries the death penalty.

Figuratively, it does here too.

2 posted on 02/12/2006 2:38:35 PM PST by King Moonracer (All your exploding-head-deities belong to us!)
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To: Cornpone

A gay muslim wedding. Considering that a Muslim man is allowed four "wives"--well...


3 posted on 02/12/2006 2:38:58 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Cornpone

So, are the libs going to attack Dubai now?


4 posted on 02/12/2006 2:39:07 PM PST by claudiustg (Delenda est Iran!)
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To: Cornpone
The Leader of Iran has been arrested?


5 posted on 02/12/2006 2:39:20 PM PST by bikepacker67 (Islam was born of Hagar the whore.)
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To: Cornpone
A thief looses a hand, I wonder what these guys will have cut off for this?
6 posted on 02/12/2006 2:40:13 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Things turn out best, for who make the best of the way things turn out.--- Jack Buck (RIP))
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To: Cornpone

Uh oh. The libs might start getting uncomfortable. Imagine that, Muslims persecuting gays. Oh, the humanity!


7 posted on 02/12/2006 2:40:19 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: bikepacker67
Disgusting!!!
8 posted on 02/12/2006 2:40:26 PM PST by Cornpone (Who Dares Wins -- Defame Islam Today -- Tell the Truth About Mohammed)
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To: Cornpone
Sometimes, due to their fondness of multiculturalism (ie, anything anti white, anti Judeo-Christianity), Liberals do not want to accept the fact that under Islam, homosexuality is totally banned.
9 posted on 02/12/2006 2:41:28 PM PST by paudio
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To: Cornpone

Isn't Dubai where Michael Jackson is? So gay marriage is out, but child molestation isn't?


10 posted on 02/12/2006 2:42:23 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Michael.SF.

Maybe he will "loose" more than that. :)


11 posted on 02/12/2006 2:43:54 PM PST by Windsong (Jesus Saves, but Buddha makes incremental backups)
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To: bikepacker67
YUK!
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12 posted on 02/12/2006 2:43:57 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Cornpone
"I wish I could quit ewe!!


13 posted on 02/12/2006 2:46:39 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: Cornpone
Gay Wedding Ends Up in Jail

Doesn't this usually work the other way around?

14 posted on 02/12/2006 2:47:24 PM PST by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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To: Cornpone

I'd imagine that a few years in an Arab prison won't prevent much in the way of homosexuality.


15 posted on 02/12/2006 2:49:33 PM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: Cornpone
Repentance is the answer not jail. Prison does not reform people. It makes them better criminals. Islam is as screwed up as a soup sandwich.
16 posted on 02/12/2006 2:50:18 PM PST by jecIIny (You faithful, let us pray for the Catechumens! Lord Have Mercy)
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To: Cornpone

And why does the left want them to win?


17 posted on 02/12/2006 2:52:11 PM PST by YOUGOTIT
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To: Cornpone
The United States state department had condemned the arrests and called on its close Gulf ally to stop reported plans for a forced hormone treatment on the suspects

And as usual, State is choosing the wrong position.
18 posted on 02/12/2006 3:00:51 PM PST by BubbaTheRocketScientist
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To: Cornpone

How big was that closet, anyway?


19 posted on 02/12/2006 3:05:51 PM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: Cornpone

What lurks behind those berkas?


20 posted on 02/12/2006 3:10:43 PM PST by Paine's Ghost
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To: Cornpone

To the Left, gay bashing is alright as long as you aren't white or Christian.


21 posted on 02/12/2006 3:15:28 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: paudio
"Liberals do not want to accept the fact that under Islam, homosexuality is totally banned."

If Hitler had never risen to national power in Germany and pure-form Nazism lingered today as a small regional party, today's liberals would be urging us to try and be more understanding of the cultural and historical context of their *differences* with the Jewish people.

22 posted on 02/12/2006 3:19:34 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: Cornpone

I'm surprised they didn't get the death penalty. I saw a documentary on some channel (maybe discover) and they talked to Gay Muslims as well as Gay Jews. Both believe that they WILL go to HELL no matter what they do now, but they continue to live that lifestyle knowing that for eternity they will be in Hell. Mind boggling????


23 posted on 02/12/2006 3:27:06 PM PST by pahpaw (First Choice point, then Lexis Nexis, what's next . . . Pay Pal???)
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To: Cornpone

One of the most closely held secrets in the Mooslem world is the amount of AIDS spreading very rapidly there....very dangerous levels and not much that govts there are doing about it.


24 posted on 02/12/2006 3:29:58 PM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: pahpaw

bttt


25 posted on 02/12/2006 3:31:44 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: bikepacker67

I'm sorry but that IS funny. They are so touchy feely with holding each other's hands, hugging and kissing hellow and goodbye.

It's due to their sexually repressive society where they cannot touch women until marriage or "supposedly" after they blow themselves up for the 70 virgins. Which I have heard many Muslim leaders state that is not even in their Koran. What do the female homocide bombers get (besides their family's getting money?)


26 posted on 02/12/2006 3:32:21 PM PST by pahpaw (First Choice point, then Lexis Nexis, what's next . . . Pay Pal???)
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To: eleni121
Read this and you will understand why. Because of the dysfunctional concept of love, marriage and family in the mooslimb world a minimum of 25 percent of males are considered practicing homosexuals. Mernissi, Fatima, Beyond the Veil, Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press, 1987.
27 posted on 02/12/2006 3:33:54 PM PST by Cornpone (Who Dares Wins -- Defame Islam Today -- Tell the Truth About Mohammed)
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To: Cornpone

Our troops are fighting for the right for people to live as they want, as long as they grant the same right to others. Or am I missing something subtle and ironic from the headline of the post?


28 posted on 02/12/2006 3:36:52 PM PST by chinche
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To: BubbaTheRocketScientist
And as usual, State is choosing the wrong position.

You think consensual adult sex should be a felony punisheable by a long prison sentence?

29 posted on 02/12/2006 3:37:25 PM PST by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: eleni121

With not enough women to go around (the wealthy get multiple wives, the lower class men get none), Muslim society starts to look very much like a prison culture


30 posted on 02/12/2006 3:40:56 PM PST by SauronOfMordor (A planned society is most appealing to those with the hubris to think they will be the planners)
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To: Alter Kaker
You think consensual adult sex should be a felony punisheable by a long prison sentence?

No, just forms which present a public health threat.
31 posted on 02/12/2006 3:55:08 PM PST by BubbaTheRocketScientist (We're from the town with the Super Bowl Team, we cheer the Pittsburgh Steelers!)
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To: Mamzelle
I had a muslim neighbor who rented an apartment across the street. He and I would talk about stuff and one of the topics was this business about polygamy. His take on it was that with all the wars and whatnot the muslims were involved in, many of the men were dying, leaving widows for the few remaining men. So that the widows could be taken care of, men were allowed to marry more than one woman if he could afford to support her. Also, this would allow the widow to have more children, to replace those killed.

It is not only in islamic societies that this view prevailed, it makes perfect sense.

Because we have a large population that replaces itself easily, and lots of wealth, comparitively, we view such arrangements as primitive and indulgent, as we promote monogamy. Apart from the indulgences practiced by muslim men who could get away with it, polygamy probably wasn't considered primitive and indulgent for most muslims in past centuries. It was necessary for survival of individuals and the state.

32 posted on 02/12/2006 3:55:40 PM PST by Jason_b
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To: BubbaTheRocketScientist

In other words, you find these convictions and sentences appropriate.

What about forced hormone treatment, if the reports are correct? You're fine with that too?


33 posted on 02/12/2006 4:00:49 PM PST by non-anonymous
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To: Jason_b
It only makes sense when you have women as chattel.

If women are treated as lower humans and not free to get jobs and educations then they will be dependent on men.
34 posted on 02/12/2006 4:02:43 PM PST by DesignerChick
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To: BubbaTheRocketScientist
You think consensual adult sex should be a felony punisheable by a long prison sentence?

No, just forms which present a public health threat

More Americans die each year by automobile accident than by any other cause. Think about what you are saying.

35 posted on 02/12/2006 4:04:12 PM PST by chinche
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To: Jason_b

hmmm I wonder too about what the women get from Allah, 72 blown up men(pun intended)
do they get 72 "virgin" men?

72 lezzies?

one 72 year old male?


36 posted on 02/12/2006 4:04:58 PM PST by Daniel Ramsey
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To: eleni121

That is because it is hard to get laid by a woman in many Islamic countries, but is is relatively easy to find male sex partners.


37 posted on 02/12/2006 4:09:12 PM PST by attiladhun2 (evolution has both deified and degraded humanity)
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To: Alter Kaker
Sorry, that should have read more young Americans die by automobile accidents (between 5 and 33 years of age). Of course, diseases associated with old age will get most of us.
38 posted on 02/12/2006 4:17:06 PM PST by chinche
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To: chinche
More Americans die each year by automobile accident than by any other cause. Think about what you are saying.

Accidents and infectious disease are two entirely different things... think about what you're saying.
39 posted on 02/12/2006 4:18:25 PM PST by BubbaTheRocketScientist (We're from the town with the Super Bowl Team, we cheer the Pittsburgh Steelers!)
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To: paudio

It is oficially banned but it is widespread. Everyone that I know who has been there says that it's probably more common than here.


40 posted on 02/12/2006 4:18:58 PM PST by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: attiladhun2
The libs need to develop rules, like Canasta, regarding trumps. Does Islam trump homosexuality? Feminism? Abortion?
41 posted on 02/12/2006 4:22:02 PM PST by BW2221
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To: BubbaTheRocketScientist

No one has to drive and no one has to have sex. Having an accident while driving has a probability associated with it. Getting infected while sexing has a probability associated with it. You focus on sexing. I focus on driving. You worry about what people do in their beds while I worry about people do in their cars.


42 posted on 02/12/2006 4:25:44 PM PST by chinche
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To: chinche

Repeated bad driving doesn't lead to the development of new strains of antibiotic-resistant bad drivers who can infect and quite possibly kill unknowing good drivers.


43 posted on 02/12/2006 4:29:20 PM PST by BubbaTheRocketScientist (We're from the town with the Super Bowl Team, we cheer the Pittsburgh Steelers!)
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To: BubbaTheRocketScientist
Repeated bad driving doesn't lead to the development of new strains of antibiotic-resistant bad drivers who can infect and quite possibly kill unknowing good drivers

Very good, although we were originally speaking of crimes, not anitbodies. So...think about what you are saying in the context of all human contact, not just sex. In the name of public health, you are making an argument for the regulation and criminalization of all interactions that might spread disease.

44 posted on 02/12/2006 4:42:11 PM PST by chinche
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To: Cornpone

They put them in prison? What the? If they are good citizens and this is the only thing that put them in prison, that is horrible and heartbreaking, IMO. Gotta think there are some really dangerous people running free over there that should be taking up tenancy in those cells instead. Whoa.


45 posted on 02/12/2006 4:47:32 PM PST by Floratina
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To: chinche
In the name of public health, you are making an argument for the regulation and criminalization of all interactions that might spread disease.

No, not "all interactions". Just those which provably have a high likelihood of spreading disease. It's the same general principal as that which allows municipalities to require sewer or septic service in new housing developments. Also the reason why we don't let people self-prescribe antibiotics. And the same principle under which we can forcibly commit and medicate TB patients.
46 posted on 02/12/2006 4:48:39 PM PST by BubbaTheRocketScientist (We're from the town with the Super Bowl Team, we cheer the Pittsburgh Steelers!)
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To: Jason_b

Interesting. I did not know that.


47 posted on 02/12/2006 4:51:26 PM PST by Floratina
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To: BubbaTheRocketScientist
You being with:

The United States state department had condemned the arrests and called on its close Gulf ally to stop reported plans for a forced hormone treatment on the suspects.

And as usual, State is choosing the wrong position.

And end up with something feeble:

And the same principle under which we can forcibly commit and medicate TB patients.

So, are you saying that these arrests of homosexuals and forced hormone treatment are like the commitment and medication of TB? The State Department is stupidly advocating something against public health? If so, then that’s the end of the conservation.

48 posted on 02/12/2006 5:02:09 PM PST by chinche
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To: chinche
If so, then that’s the end of the conservation.

I would define the end of conservatism as when "conservatives" think the State department has a legitimate mission to muck about in the internal affairs of other countries. That sort of Wilsonian foreign policy is directly responsible for the sad state of affairs today.

Libertarian at Home, Authoritarian Abroad? Is that the new party motto?
49 posted on 02/12/2006 5:09:18 PM PST by BubbaTheRocketScientist (We're from the town with the Super Bowl Team, we cheer the Pittsburgh Steelers!)
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To: BubbaTheRocketScientist
I would define the end of conservatism [sic] as when "conservatives" think the State department has a legitimate mission to muck about in the internal affairs of other countries. That sort of Wilsonian foreign policy is directly responsible for the sad state of affairs today.

Libertarian at Home, Authoritarian Abroad? Is that the new party motto?

I was speaking of the conversation, not conservatism. But now we have gone from defending the arrest and forced hormone treatment of oddly behaving men, to the equation of such things with the commitment and forced treatment of TB carriers, now to a Buchanan-like rant about Wilsonian foreign policy. You are all over the place. So let’s agree to retreat from Iraq, shall we?

50 posted on 02/12/2006 5:21:19 PM PST by chinche
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