Basically this guy has upset someone here by wearing a cancer awareness campaign t shirt showing Posh nearly naked. I am choosing not to publish to picture here, but you can see it at the following link (it's not blocked in the UAE)....
If i was at home, I wouldn't bat an eyelid at seeing someone wearing this shirt and I think most people would get the point. When I read the article I thought, "for god's sake get a grip, it's only a t shirt", but when I saw the t shirt I kind of understand the problem. I still don't find it offensive, but I can see how some Muslims would. We are in a Muslim country and knowing that this would be offensive to some, the guy, I think, was stupid to wear it. Looks like he's going to get a month in jail and then be deported.
Man in lewd T-shirt loses court appeal
Marten Youssef and Loveday Morris
The National - News
19 Jun 2009
DuBAI A Lebanese man is facing one month in jail and deportation for wearing a cancer awareness T-shirt depicting a near-naked woman, after losing an appeal yesterday. In a brief hearing at Dubai Court of Appeals the judge upheld R N’s sentence of...read more...
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I did find an interesting juxtaposition (ooh that's a long word) between this story and another in the paper about a Muslim lady in Washington, USA, who was trying to prosecute a car rental company and had her case thrown out because she refused to remove her full niqab at the request of the judge. Now, if the Washington law says the judge can order her to remove the niqab, then she should remove the niqab. I think the UAE are right to preserve their culture and religious law, it is their right and "guests" in the country should respect them. But I'm afraid Muslims cannot have it both ways. Why should Muslims living in non-Muslim countries expect to impose their values on the local country, they too are "guests" and should respect local values/culture/law.