Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cultural Differences Lead to Jail Time

Here's an interesting story about a couple of Brits who wound up getting 3 months in prison for having sex on a public beach in Dubai.

Because Dubai has such a reliance on tourism, it was felt that a "lenient" sentence was called for.

Here's a quote from the story, from another British woman:

"Before I came here I read up on the dos and don'ts. I wouldn't dream of kissing my friend out on the street. This is an Islamic country. We have to respect their traditions. We expect the same in our country. You should dress and behave appropriately when you are somebody's guest."

Now that's interesting.

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