Holding Hands, Drinking Wine And Other Ways To Go To Jail In Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Scottish electrician named Jamie Harron, visiting Dubai as a tourist, was sentenced to three months in jail for touching a man in a bar. The British head of a professional soccer team, David Haigh, was ordered jailed for seven months for a tweet that he says could not have been from him — since

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Indonesian suspect arrested over plot to attack Marina Bay was planning to work in Sentosa as a cleaner

  President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is making headlines again when he announced yesterday of a ban onminiskirts across the Philippines. President Duterte has always been in the news since he started his anti-drug campaign which has been marred with a lot of extra-judicial killings. The new directive will outlaw material which shows parts of the body including breasts, and

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Aiseyman! Is the arrest of Zulfikar Shariff a sign of failure of our civil society to curb dangerous extremist ideology?

I know Zulfikar from the early years of Fateha.com when we both were volunteers in a Muslim organisation. I had many interactions with him and has no doubt that he holds extreme views. While he coddles to opposition political figures in the name of ‘human rights’, he violates those principles by agreeing with, for example, punishments such as death for

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Muslims have to take ownership of the ISIS problem

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I want to thank well-meaning non-Muslims who, in the wake of these attacks, have emphasised that they have been carried out by a small, twisted minority. A terrorist’s goal is to sow hatred and discord, and by not giving in, you are defeating their plans. But I want to say that as a Muslim, I wish that we weren’t so

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Aiseyman! Why are Christians who commit criminal acts not stereotyped as radicals but Muslims are?

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What’s interesting to me in all this City Harvest stuff, is that no one is talking about this as a peril of Christianity. No one is using this as an example of how there’s something wrong with Christianity and Christians who are so easily misled and brainwashed. Compare this to any rhetoric on anyone who is vaguely brown and Muslim.

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Aiseyman! CHC case just shows that we cannot use religion to excuse criminal behaviour!

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I read the responses from aggrieved supporters of the accused following the outcome of the CHC trial. Sun Ho is calling this a further test by God. City News says the accused “loved CHC, were motivated by Cultural Mandate, believed in the Crossover Project and were convinced that what they did was morally permissible”. Some CHC members said the accused

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Aiseyman! Did the judiciary over-react to some stupid comments?

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Kesian siol this Ello Ed Bello…True that he made some disrespectful comments about Singaporeans and was stupid enough to lie to the police about it, but surely 4 months behind bars is a little too harsh for the offense right? There are so many other bigots, both foreigners and Singaporeans, who have made even worse comments about each other online

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Aiseyman! Malaysian government provides financial support to Islamic terrorist groups!!

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I did not want to get involved in the Najib donation controversy because it is more complicated than most people realize.There are also analysts who understand the 1MDB issue much better than I do. I defer to their expert analysis. But I would like to just place one important matter in perspective. Political support (financial or non financial) is a

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Hackers Exposed 317,000 members of K Box Singapore Online

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SINGAPORE: Personal details of more than 317, page 000 members of Karaoke entertainment operator K Box Singapore appear to have been leaked publicly. At 4.17am on Tuesday morning (Sep 16), pill a group calling themselves The Knowns emailed links to the list of members’ details to several media outlets, including MediaCorp. The list includes names of K Box members as

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