Saturday, November 24, 2012

No Differences

Reading the news, I read that a British woman and an Irish man had been sentenced to three months in prison in Dubai for engaging in sexual activities inside a Dubai taxi. Reading the article, the reporter says this is the latest case in which Westerners have fallen foul of the United Arab Emirates' decency laws, and it highlight the “cultural differences” between the UAE and the West.

What nonsense! The couple was caught having sex in a taxi and I know for a fact this is not allowed in the U.K. so how is this case a “difference” in culture? Personally, I feel it’s stupid that every time some Westerners get into trouble overseas, the Western press almost always blame the host country for the problem. Having sex in a taxi is illegal in both the U.K and the U.A.E, so if anything this jail sentence is a sign that the two countries have something in common.

Yes, it means 2 fools get thrown in jail but this was something that was going to happen even in the U.K right? So why not celebrate it? It’s far better than causing a problem over differences that does not exist. 

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