by the Left Coast Rebel
London's Daily Mail:
A British holidaymaker has been charged with indecency in Dubai after walking through the world's largest shopping centre in a bikini.
The woman was buying clothes and gifts in the Dubai Mall, fully dressed but in a low-cut top, when she was accosted by an Arabic woman and criticised for wearing 'revealing clothing'.
The pair then became embroiled in a heated row in front of hundreds of bemused shoppers.
Incensed by the Arabic woman's comments, the British woman told her to 'mind her own business' before stripping out of her clothes and 'taunting' the locals by walking around in only her bikini, it is alleged.
The woman, whose identity is unknown, was still being questioned by officers in Bur Dubai police station last night.
A source within Dubai police said: 'The British woman was wearing a very low top and most of her legs were on display.
Indeed, that is quite an infraction and now that I know this, this story makes so much more sense. After all we are talking *potential* midriff exposure and 'most of her legs' too. Oh the humanity!
I like what this commenter out of Glasgow had to say:
Now let me fully understand this one! The DM article said that 'The Arabic woman stopped to criticise her for wearing a low cut top.'Or this:
Its funny that when these Islamic woman insist in wearing THEIR chosen clothes and complain about OUR attitude towards them in BRITAIN they get away with it, in fact our government is even prepared to make allowances for these Islamic men and women so that they can continue wearing the burkha and behaving how they choose. Perhaps DC should look very carefully at what goes on and how British people get treated in Islamic countries instead of being so Politically Correct to Muslims here in the UK.
- AFH, Glasgow, 5/8/2010 3:32
One can hardly respect the "culture" of a people whose application of the law is based on which ancient religion a defendant follows, and whose physical infrustructure is maintained by slave workers from the third world.This too:
There is nothing to respect, sorry Pip.
And I agree the most with:
Prepare for an outpouring of complete silent indifference from all those who leap to defend a woman's 'right' to wear a burkha in the West, yet strangely seem to think that any other culture, nation or set of norms and laws are to be 'respected'.
Like many things in our wonderful, globalised multi- culti world, things only seem to work one way.
Yes, you should see California, as recent as a decade or two ago it was the envy of the world both in it's economy and people - now it is close to a third world nation.
You should see California!!!
A clearly jailable offense.