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Friday, November 2, 2007

More Disgusting News

posted by on November 2 at 9:56 AM

The United Arab Emirates has a little gay rape problem. Yesterday, this made the front page of the New York Times. Today, there’s this.

Swiss officials announced Wednesday they will try the brother of the ruler of the United Arab Emirates for allegedly assaulting an American man who rebuffed his sexual advances in a Geneva hotel.

Sheikh Falah bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, 37, is accused of attacking Silvano Orsi, 39, with a belt in the posh La Reserve hotel four years ago.

Swiss prosecutor Daniel Zappelli said Wednesday that the case will be heard before a three-man tribunal. If convicted the Sheikh could be sentenced up to two years in prison.

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I see a thriving market for Cody Castagna.

Posted by Gitai | November 2, 2007 10:01 AM


Posted by Greg | November 2, 2007 10:11 AM

Under their law no rape occurred, since there weren't four adult male Muslims to witness the rape.

You probably think I'm joking.

I'm not.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 2, 2007 11:22 AM

Witness, or participate in?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 2, 2007 12:00 PM

Ahmadinejad was right -- you can't maintain a western gay identity in a culture where every guy fucks men.

Posted by note to self, stay out of arabia | November 2, 2007 12:21 PM

"If convicted the Sheikh could be sentenced up to two years in prison."

Two. As in, one fewer than three.


Posted by L.R. | November 2, 2007 1:02 PM

Will read part of a magazine article five years ago, so he thinks he's an expert on Sharia. He's not.

Posted by Fnarf | November 2, 2007 1:05 PM

Lol. No, I'm basing it on articles I've read recently in Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media.

Sharia is practiced differently in different countries.

But, in essence, the witness requirement is true for rape in the most Islamist countries.

You may not like it, but it is what it is.

Got four adult male Muslim witnesses? Then you can get a conviction for rape.

Got three or less? Than the woman (or in this case the male) victim broke the law.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 2, 2007 1:45 PM

Gee, Will, are you sure the law is the same for male and female victims? What IS your professional legal position?

Posted by Fnarf | November 2, 2007 4:04 PM

IANAL, but my brother plays one in NYC.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 2, 2007 4:43 PM

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