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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sex on the Beach

posted by on October 16 at 9:15 AM

Meanwhile in the uncivilized world

A Dubai court sentenced two Britons to three months in prison on Thursday and ordered their subsequent deportation for having sex on a beach in the booming Muslim Gulf emirate. Michelle Palmer, 37, and Vince Acors, 34, were found guilty of having sex in a public place in the early hours of July 5 after drinking heavily.

Both are still free on bail and were not in court to hear the verdict in the highly publicised case. The defence said it would appeal, although the relatively moderate ruling showed that they only committed an indecent act in public and did not actually have sex.

But the prosecution said there was evidence they did have sexual intercourse and that it might appeal the “light” sentence.

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Yeah, Dubai's plan to be the world's next vacation paradise is going to fail because of bullshit like this. Now, THERE'S a property bubble I'd like to stay away from.

Posted by Fnarf | October 16, 2008 9:40 AM

Whereas we in the civilized world will put someone away for the rest of their lives for shoplifting, if it's their "third strike."

Posted by Trevor | October 16, 2008 9:46 AM

hey, britons: greece does not give a fuck if you fuck on the beach. fuck dubai.

Posted by max solomon | October 16, 2008 9:46 AM

Is there an equivalent to a credit default swap for Dubai real estate?

Posted by Banna | October 16, 2008 10:55 AM

This is one of many reasons why you couldn't pay me to go to Dubai.

Posted by Greg | October 16, 2008 11:46 AM

God I hope they were there on business. "Vacationing" in Dubai is not for those of us that like to have fun.

Posted by Dougsf | October 16, 2008 1:03 PM

Well, really, what kind of ignorant asshole do you have to be to go to a fundamental muslim country and have public sex? Morons.

Posted by Nodz | October 16, 2008 1:49 PM

What kind of arrogant asshole do you have to be to go to a middle eastern muslim country and have public sex? Morons.

Posted by Nodz | October 16, 2008 1:51 PM

Civilization includes division of labor, social hierarchy, cities, organized government, and agriculture. It has fuck all to do with laws about sex or the fairness of laws, and if anything, civilized societies are more capable of injustice than hunter-gatherer societies, not less. You're just ignorant.

Posted by EmmiG | October 16, 2008 1:57 PM


Even if you disagree with the norms and mores of a culture, you need to respect them if you visit a country where they exist....Or at least get a room if you plan to violate them.

Posted by julie russell | October 16, 2008 2:58 PM

This in illegal in the US too, Dan.

Posted by Nyima Wimberly | October 16, 2008 4:40 PM

11, yes, but it would only result in a fine, not aggressive prosecution and a 3 month sentence.

Posted by ellarosa | October 16, 2008 10:59 PM

Idiots got what they deserved, perhaps next time they wont support a sick and backwards nation like that with their vacation dollars.

Enjoy your time in "paradise" you fucking idiots

Posted by Wurm | October 17, 2008 8:22 AM

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