British electrician is sentenced to 3 months prison in Dubai for touching a man’s hip in a bar

A British electrician has been sentenced to three months in prison in Dubai for touching a man’s hip in a bar, according to campaigners.

Jamie Harron, from Stirling, Scotland, was arrested in July over the incident in which he said he put his hand on businessman Emad Tabaza’s hip to avoid spilling a drink in a crowded bar.

Take away: Don’t go to Muslim nations, they’re all crazy.

  • Exile1981

    They assumed he was gay.

    Of course the real question is why would anyone go to dubai?

  • Alain

    What happened, did this give poor Emad an erection or something? Yet there are still plenty of Westerners who flock there for work or whatever. It isn’t worth going there for all the money in the world, but I say the same for any Muslim shithole.

    • Justin St.Denis

      If you are willing to live a fairly monastic life while you are there, you can make scads of money in very little time, depending upon what skill set you are offering. I went back thrice and managed to pull over a million bucks out of it. It was a major drag at many levels, but I finally read Proust because of it. 😉

      • Alain

        To each his own, but do not expect any sympathy from me when those who continue going to those places for whatever reason end up like this guy.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Alain, I am not recommending it, especially today. But back when my boys were school-aged and my wife and I were determined to keep them out of the public school system, I had to do what I had to do to bring in the bucks. It was that simple. Plus, I can live without drinking alcohol for months at a time. I got a wife WAY above my pay-grade, and I can disappear into books for hours at a time. I took those facts about myself, swallowed hard, and did contracts in three- or six-month chunks (like most). Meanwhile, I was raking in the cash, not spending it. Yes, it was a sacrifice on my part, on my wife’s part, etc. But that is often what good parenting requires of us. At least, we felt that way at the time and have no regrets about it today. But it was NOT easy.

          • Alain

            I do understand, but I am talking about the situation today. I also lived and worked in a predominantly Muslim country in the past (late 60s to mid 70s), and have wonderful memories of that period, but I would not return for love nor money. It was a safe place, but that has totally changed. Nor would I reeturn to visit the same Muslim countries I visited in the past. So my point is about people today knowing what they do still going to such places for whatever reason. The same point applies to any non Muslim woman getting involved with or marrying a Muslim. If they still do so, then they get no sympathy from me.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Alain, your ME experience predates my own, which covers the 80s and 90s period (i.e. after the Iranian revolution). But in my own experience, the muslims back then were no crazier than those we see today (very effin’ off-the-charts nuts). That being recognized, my own strategy was to keep actual contact with locals to an absolute minimum, keep my pastimes solitary and private, and adhere to their laws. I admit to not enjoying my time in the ME, but keeping it down to three-month periods made it bearable. The money made it very worth it. I still cringe at much of what I saw/witnessed while there, but I am sure you do, too. And I have a lasting distrust of ANY muslim, especially Arabs. So it goes……

  • DaninVan

    I have zero sympathy for anyone who sets foot in these stoneage sand traps.
    They go for the good money being offered and willingly put their heads in the noose.
    He was in a bar?! Drinking alcohol? In a Muslim country?
    And he’s going to jail for touching another guy???
    It’d be okay if it had been a goat.

    • Waffle

      You beat me to it!

  • simus1

    He apparently was fresh out of Afghanistan at end of his contract, getting bombed waiting for his connecting flight home and being a bit of a dick. He chose to pick on “some arab guy” who turned out to be a big shot from Jordan with friends in high places in Dubai. The story pretty well writes itself after that.

    • Watchman

      “Hahahha, I’m back in the West. I can drink until until I’m falling-down drunk. I’m free to do what I like again.”
      [hours pass]
      “Oh sh¡t”

  • Justin St.Denis

    Every Muslim nation is full of “closet cases”. Dubai, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are particularly (officially) homophobic. Guys, if the ladies respond positively to you, then so will Muslim males in MiddleEastern countries. In spades! Vacation elsewhere…..

  • Lightstream

    I wouldn’t go over to any country ruled by muslims or that has a lot of muslims, if you paid me. They are all crazy.

  • People who go to work in Muslim countries out of greed for big bucks are actually helping these evil peoples to get, develop, maintain Western technology and know-how. Without these people, the Muslims would be living in tents and straw huts, where they belong, because that is all their sick culture is capable of producing. So working for the Muslims is really a sort of treason towards the West.

    In some cases, such people get arrested for Muslim reasons (e.g. a couple for apparently making love on the beach), and their lives are put on hold if not destroyed. They knew that could happen, but were willing to take the risk for financial gains. When it happens, they learn the true nature of Muslims, their ‘Barbary’.