So was the defense of a Bahraini woman who said she had the right to have sex with her boyfriend in a parked car. The presiding judge disagreed. From GulfNews:
“[T]his is a democratic and free country,” the student, who is above the age of 21, told the judge sentencing her. Police said they found the girl and her boyfriend in “an intimate position” in a car park.
“We are free and we have the right to do what we were doing, especially since he had promised to marry me,” the girl said in her defence.
But the judge was not impressed. “This is an Islamic country and we all have to comply with the rules,” he told her. “You should appreciate that our laws are different from those in the West,” he said.