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Posted on 07/20/2011 12:57:28 AM PDT by Stoat
DUBAI // A British woman who expressed her hatred of Ramadan on Facebook and called her colleague a "dictator" and a follower of Osama bin Laden on the site, has been fined Dh3,000 by a Dubai Court.
EG, 31, a trainer, was charged at the Dubai Court of Misdemeanours with insulting the Egyptian MJ, 35, online.
In her statement to prosecutors, MJ said that on the evening of September 4 she saw a "disrespectful" status update about Ramadan on EG's Facebook page. She said she was moved to "chat" with her colleague.
"I told her to not say such things about the holy month as she was in a Muslim country," MJ told prosecutors.
She said EG wrote in reply: "I hope stopping to eat and drink for a month would have an effect on your inner soul and some day open your closed mind."
EG then called MJ stupid and ignorant and told her she was a closed-minded dictator and a follower of bin Laden, according to prosecution records.
When questioned by police, EG denied she had been disrespectful to Islam but admitted posting a status update expressing her dislike of Ramadan.
"She said in her statement that she did not like the woman commenting on her page and chatting with her, because she said she was a fundamentalist," a police officer told prosecutors.
Police referred EG to prosecutors eight months later on charges of insulting a religious creed.
That charge was dismissed by the prosecutor, Haifa Al Marzooqi, who instead referred her to court on insult charges.
EG denied the charges before Judge Mohammed Ahmed Shoaib yesterday, and said no case could be filed as it had not been registered by prosecutors within the three-month limit, so it should be dismissed.
She said she had not been called for questioning by prosecutors until May 30, when they registered the case.
Judge Shoaib dismissed EG's argument and fined her Dh3,000.
The second greatest event to happen to mankind will be when a device is made that can give us cheap affordable energy, basically a Mr. Fusion.
And all those oil rich sand rats will find their palaces sinking back into the sands of history.
I would gladly build a slow moving steam engined powered truck to commute to work than pay oil money to any ME country.
Their days are numbered. And as far as their cult...no its not inevitable that Islam will rule the planet.
How great will that be?
When the moslems only have sticks + stones to rub together.... to fund their jihad.
I can’t wait.
Won’t Omoslem rue that day.
Believe it or not, these primitives have a sophisticated website.
to tell them what you think of Dubai...........and Ramadan.
Weren’t these the idiots the Bush Administration wanted to farm our port security out to?
As opposed to the actual leadership of the US? Now you’ve got Saudi port control!
Just slap a check onto a JDAM and send it over.
Fine her Dh3,000 for insulting Ramadan, force her to go without food and water for a month to have an effect on her inner soul and some day open her closed mind, gang rape a journalist, bomb the Underground and multiple other targets. Eventually, they think that they will find a way to convince us they love us. I have no idea why this foolish woman bothers to stay in that country or anywhere in that culture.
Barack Hussein Obama.
Go to crazy countries you have to abide by their crazy religion....
What a great opportunity. I would create a slideshow showing me filling out and signing the check in pig’s blood - a slideshow I wouldn’t share with them until the check had worked its way through their entire banking system.
I suspect though that long before the perpetual motion machine is invented, some Jihadis will have pissed-off the Russkies or the ChiComs to the point that they’ve nuked Mecca and started the Islamic Caliphate Going Out Of Business Sale.
What would the fine be if they dissed Lent?