A British couple were ordered to serve a month long sentence for kissing in public and pay a fine of £200 for drinking alcohol in public. Mr Ayman Najafi, 24 has been working in Dubai for over 14 months and Ms Charlotte Adams, 26 was on holiday when the incident occurred.
The incident was reportedly highlighted to the police by a 38 year old Emirati woman, who felt that the British couple were behaving indecently in public.
Now here is my problem with this:
1: Dubai (UAE) has placed itself as the hottest tourist destination in the Middle East, inviting and attracting people from all over the world. What do you think would happen when you’re marketing your country as a free for all and a haven for sun worshippers?
2: Alcohol is widely available in the UAE and is even consumed by its own citizens. UAE even has its own brewery in Ajman.
3: Lets’ face it if an Emirati has accused a non-Emirati, there is very little chance of a fair trial.
I am sorry If i sound a little annoyed but I cannot stand double standards. All of the above 3 points reap of hypocrisy. If you want to be Islamic, then why pick and choose the commands of Allah? Why sell your country for a few dollars? Why discriminate against the people that built and are building your empire?