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British tourist faces year in Dubai jail after calling prophet Muhammad a 'terrorist'
Daily Mail ^ | May 19 2011 | Arthur Martin

Posted on 05/18/2011 10:52:44 PM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode

A British tourist called the Islamic prophet Muhammad a terrorist in a heated row with an electronics salesman in a Dubai shopping mall, a court heard yesterday.

Andrew Graham, 40, faces spending a year in a Dubai jail if he is convicted of insulting Islam.

In a written statement produced before the Dubai Court of Misdemeanours yesterday, the Pakistani salesman said: ‘He laughed and said that I’m crazy and that prophet Muhammad was not a peaceful man but he is a terrorist.’

‘I told him he was crazy because they were terrorists and they kill people and bomb each other. I didn’t say anything bad about Muslims and the prophet.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dubai; islam
You still want to spend your money in Dubai?
1 posted on 05/18/2011 10:52:50 PM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

Um..he is where?? Dubai?!

If you reach your arm into a snake pit, expect to get bitten. He should have never set foot in that country at all. He is a fool.


2 posted on 05/18/2011 10:55:11 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

Just for the record, I fart in Islam’s general direction.


3 posted on 05/18/2011 11:01:11 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

When in Rome ...


4 posted on 05/18/2011 11:02:07 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

And? You say that here in pc America and you get jail time for a “hate crime”...


5 posted on 05/18/2011 11:02:22 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

There’s no freedom of speech in those @#$%-hole countries. Not very smart to pop off against their &#%$ religion on their turf.


6 posted on 05/18/2011 11:03:33 PM PDT by rbosque (12 year Freeper!!! Combat Economist.)
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To: max americana

Silence, child.


7 posted on 05/18/2011 11:06:39 PM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: aNYCguy

it’s silencio’, not silence.


8 posted on 05/18/2011 11:12:54 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: wideminded

Bingo. Dubai is certainly more liberal than most Muslim countries, but it is still Muslim, and people don’t have the freedoms we have. If you’re there, it’s a good idea not to pop off about not liking Muslims.


9 posted on 05/18/2011 11:24:30 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

And they want to be known as a congenial vacation spot. Very Dubai-ous to me.


10 posted on 05/18/2011 11:26:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Soothesayer9

Why do we buy oil from that part of the world? Shouldn’t we be exploiting oil shale in our own country rather than funding terrorists indirectly by buying oiling from countries that support terrorism and suppress freedom of expression?


11 posted on 05/18/2011 11:26:34 PM PDT by Retief
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To: max americana

BS...


12 posted on 05/18/2011 11:28:18 PM PDT by moonhawk (The only problem I have with burying Bin Laden at sea is that he was already dead.)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

I still hear these restrained British-accented commercials about the lovely luxury airlines to Dubai.

As if. Unless you are a diplomat, or a missionary willing to lose your life, I think you are crazy to go to Dubai. For vacation? I wouldn’t relax for a New York minute.


13 posted on 05/18/2011 11:56:16 PM PDT by Persevero (Can not wait for 2012)
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To: Retief

or even in canada and mexico?


14 posted on 05/19/2011 12:18:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

Isn’t being called a shaheed considered an ‘honor’ for Muslims? He should argue that his, most likely, English term of ‘terrorist’ is usually translated that way... and thus a badge of honor.

And that if they don’t agree, he will call a jihad on them! Durka durka.


15 posted on 05/19/2011 12:31:33 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Persevero

I’m not a diplomat or missionary - Just a hard working man supporting our US Forces in the Middle East. Company based me here in Dubai so that I’m only a couple of hours away from my furthest customer. The only time I fear for my life is when I travel to Iraq or Afghanistan.

With a little common sense, it is very easy to get by here and there isn’t a statistic in the world that would show New York safer than Dubai.


16 posted on 05/19/2011 12:32:07 AM PDT by KKing
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

There is no god but the Moon God, and a Child Molester is His Prophet!


17 posted on 05/19/2011 12:35:51 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Pinkbell
Bingo. Dubai is certainly more liberal than most Muslim countries, but it is still Muslim, and people don’t have the freedoms we have.

Yes they do. Just as DSK's victim had the right not to be raped!

You dhimmi, you!

God damn Allah!

18 posted on 05/19/2011 12:38:22 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: KKing

Safer, just as long as you don’t open your mouth...


19 posted on 05/19/2011 12:38:43 AM PDT by DB
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To: DB
Safer, just as long as you don’t open your mouth...

China is the world's freest country, as long as you do not oppose the government.

20 posted on 05/19/2011 12:41:41 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: wideminded
"When in Rome ..."

If for some strange reason I went there I wouldn't marry a 2 year old little girl. nope sorry

21 posted on 05/19/2011 12:43:31 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode
Muhammad is Allah's favorite Terrorist.
22 posted on 05/19/2011 1:05:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: KKing; Persevero
With a little common sense

Next door in Abu Dhabi, Sheik Issa of the royal family made a fine video of himself torturing an afghani businessman. UAE is the place to be.

The tape can be seen at UAETorture.com, but be warned, it is exceptionally sickening (apparently my readers from the UAE without VPN cover will not be able to go to this website, funnily enough!).

The Sheikh begins by stuffing sand down the man's mouth, as the police officers restrain the victim. Then he fires bullets from an automatic rifle around him as the man howls incomprehensibly.

The 45min video shows the man, whose identity in the tape was apparently confirmed by the UAE Ministry of the Interior as indeed being Sheikh Issa, clobbering him with wood panels from which nails protrude and electrocuting his genitals and anus. He then pours salt over the man's wounds and drives over him with a Mercedes SUV. Perhaps more worrying, he is clearly assisted in all this by a uniformed UAE Policeman.

He uses an electric cattle prod against the man's testicles and inserts it in his anus. At another point, as the man wails in pain, the Sheikh pours lighter fluid on the man's testicles and sets them aflame. Then the tape shows the Sheikh sorting through some wooden planks. "I remember there was one that had a nail in it," he says on the tape.

"Where's the salt," asks the Sheikh as he pours a large container of salt on to the man's bleeding wounds. The victim pleads for mercy, to no avail. The final scene on the tape shows the Sheikh positioning his victim on the desert sand and then driving over him repeatedly. A sound of breaking bones can be heard on the tape.


23 posted on 05/19/2011 1:51:14 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

I was in a private car in London going to the airport two years ago. When I dared to tell the young London driver that he had made the wrong turn, he vehemently turned on me, telling me he hated the USA and was forced to visit there on occasion because his wife liked it (Disney World and Bloomingdales). On and on he went and then suddenly began talking about his dream vacation spot: Dubai. Oh, how he loved it!

The Brits need to get over their love of the mid-East either that or learn how to behave themselves abroad).


24 posted on 05/19/2011 2:13:32 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

What does this old news have to do with this story?

Next door in Mexico...

I get it, you don’t like Dubai - I don’t expect I’ll run into you here.


25 posted on 05/19/2011 3:12:06 AM PDT by KKing
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To: Retief

....stating the obvious.


26 posted on 05/19/2011 3:56:16 AM PDT by CBF ('Behind every blade of grass.')
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

He’s lucky. Back home he would’ve gotten two years.


27 posted on 05/19/2011 4:09:07 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Moltke

A tourist going to Dubai? Surely, there are many interesting, stimulating places to visit other than some islam-infected hell-hole. I don’t care how nice their planes are or how nice their hotels are...


28 posted on 05/19/2011 4:43:31 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

Like the seven year old in this country who got rousted by the Secret Service for dissing Obama.


29 posted on 05/19/2011 4:52:52 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Persevero
I have spent months in Abu Dhabi and Dubai over the past several years with no worries. All it really requires is a bit of common sense.

For the record, I wore shorts and short-sleeved shirts every day there with no problems. Heck, I even wore my "US Military: Freedom World Tour" shirt with not even a second glance.

Folks, it's not nearly as bad as most believe. Just be aware you are in a muslim country where islam is not to be mentioned, much less INSULTED...

30 posted on 05/19/2011 6:55:18 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

Good thing he didn’t burn a Koran or they’d have chopped off his head.


31 posted on 05/19/2011 7:01:42 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

I’ll stay out of effed-up mudslime countries, and wish they’d stay out of mine!


32 posted on 05/19/2011 9:59:46 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly; Persevero; TexasRepublic; hal ogen
I have spent months in Abu Dhabi and Dubai over the past several years with no worries. All it really requires is a bit of common sense.

Ah, I get it. Use common-sense and avoid being tortured, having sand shoved down your throat, your nuts lit on fire, and your legs run over by Royal emiratis like Sheikh Issa here.

It's easy to avoid getting in trouble in the UAE. Use common sense and avoid going to UAE. Simple as that.

33 posted on 05/19/2011 7:38:51 PM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

Insulting Mad Mo or Islam in an Islamic country is the most IDIOTIC thing any person could do when visiting one of these countries!!!! I feel very little sympathy for those who choose to ignore the obvious and press their luck on insurmountable odds.


34 posted on 05/20/2011 4:40:02 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
Insulting Mad Mo or Islam in an Islamic country is the most IDIOTIC thing any person could do when visiting one of these countries!!!! I feel very little sympathy for those who choose to ignore the obvious and press their luck on insurmountable odds.

Yeah. What did that afghan guy do to get his balls doused in lighter fluid and set ablaze by a UAE royal sheikh?

35 posted on 05/21/2011 7:25:38 AM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode
While I vehemently disagree with the manner in which the afghan gentleman was dealt, I also am cognizant of the potential barbarity of some who dwell there. Thus, I know how to conduct myself (in the U.A.E.) so as NOT to endure such barbaric treatment...

For the record, I only visited those places (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) to visit old Air Force buddies...had they not lived there, I would not have chosen to go.

36 posted on 05/21/2011 7:38:58 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

How would a woman in shorts and a short-sleeved shirt fare in Dubai?


37 posted on 05/25/2011 5:15:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Saw ‘em. The expatriates have more liberties than the indigenous muslim population when it comes to dress. Without expatriates, the UAE infrastructure would crumble, so they tend to give expats a bit of leniency more often than not.


38 posted on 05/25/2011 8:36:16 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Thanks, always interesting to hear practical, on-the-ground experiences and observations.


39 posted on 05/25/2011 8:59:53 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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