DUBAI: Sex on the beach? | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times

A man and a woman are on a beach in Dubai. They are being intimate. They get arrested because, in Dubai, this is against the Sharia law. You may think, “These people are so dumb! Why would anyone do that in a Sharia country!” “Get a room!” Well, actually, if they were not married, it would be against the law for them to get a room!

Scenario: You were on the beach with your husband and he stepped away to get some ice tea. You were alone on the beach for not longer than 5 minutes. Enter, a man who sees you alone and approaches to speak to you. Enter, a policeman who is sees you and walks over to question you.

Not only are you uncomfortable because this man has approached you, but you must also feel a little concern that a policeman is questioning you, not just him, or maybe not him at all.

Off the top of your head, you might say, well that is great, because I would feel safe that a policeman is there to protect me from this stranger. But you must also realize that this policeman is not just there to protect you, but he is also there to watch you, to be sure that you are not breaking any laws. Does that feel right? Free?

Read the full story: DUBAI: Sex on the beach? | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times.

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