There’s a very mild content warning on the video above, but the point of it is that a jihad against love and ordinary human interaction is very much a part of Sharia. Modern, moderate Dubai, the hope of Dinesh D’Souza, is becoming ever more strict in its Sharia adherence.
There Is No Fun In Islam* Alert: “Dubai kissing couple lose appeal,” from the BBC, April 4:
A British couple jailed in Dubai for kissing in public have lost their appeal against their conviction.
Ayman Najafi, 24, and Charlotte Adams, 25, were sentenced to a month in prison with subsequent deportation and fined about Â£200 for drinking alcohol.
The couple were arrested in November after a local woman accused them of breaking the country’s decency laws by kissing on the mouth in a restaurant.
The pair said they would make a second appeal against the judge’s decision.
The couple decided not to start their sentence immediately, but the Dubai authorities are holding their passports so they are unable to return to Britain.
The initial complaint against them was made by a 38-year-old woman who said she was offended by their behaviour at the Jumeirah Beach Residence, where she was dining with her daughter.
The couple’s defence lawyers said the woman – who did not appear in court – had not seen the kiss herself, but had been told by her two-year-old child that the girl had seen the couple kissing….
They were fined 1000 dirhams, which is about Â£200….
Professor John Strawson, an expert in Islamic law, told BBC Radio 5 Live he was not surprised by the judge’s decision.
He said: “The problem in this particular case is that one of the British citizens is of Muslim origin.
“And I think that the combination of the alleged kissing and the consumption of alcohol in an illegal place, meant that this was a case that the authorities really wanted to pursue, and they are probably sticking to their rigid interpretation of the law.” […]
In March, an Indian couple in their 40s were sentenced to three months in jail in Dubai after sending each other sexually explicit text messages.
In 2008, two Britons accused of having sex on a beach in Dubai were sentenced to three months in jail, though the sentences were later suspended.
* The Ayatollah Khomeini said that.