Skip to comments.British tourist faces year in Dubai jail after calling prophet Muhammad a 'terrorist'
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 Im 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 didnt say anything bad about Muslims and the prophet.
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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.
Just for the record, I fart in Islam’s general direction.
When in Rome ...
And? You say that here in pc America and you get jail time for a “hate crime”...
There’s no freedom of speech in those @#$%-hole countries. Not very smart to pop off against their &#%$ religion on their turf.
it’s silencio’, not silence.
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.
And they want to be known as a congenial vacation spot. Very Dubai-ous to me.
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?
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.
or even in canada and mexico?
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.
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.
There is no god but the Moon God, and a Child Molester is His Prophet!
Yes they do. Just as DSK's victim had the right not to be raped!
You dhimmi, you!
God damn Allah!
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.
If for some strange reason I went there I wouldn't marry a 2 year old little girl. nope sorry
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.
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).
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.
....stating the obvious.
He’s lucky. Back home he would’ve gotten two years.
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...
Like the seven year old in this country who got rousted by the Secret Service for dissing Obama.
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...
Good thing he didn’t burn a Koran or they’d have chopped off his head.
I’ll stay out of effed-up mudslime countries, and wish they’d stay out of mine!
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.
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?
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.
How would a woman in shorts and a short-sleeved shirt fare in Dubai?
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.
Thanks, always interesting to hear practical, on-the-ground experiences and observations.