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Jun
09

The Dubai adultery case: Revenge or morality check?

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Sally Antia, a 44-year-old businesswoman, was arrested for breaching the emirate’s strict morality laws on May 2. The police was tipped off by her husband Vince Antia . She was arrested with her alleged lover Mark Hawkins in five stars Dubai hotel.

She was in Jail for about a month and no one knew where she was. It was only after she appeared in court a week ago that people knew what happened.Is this a really clever way of revenge? Or is it of her own doing for breaching the laws of the land?

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Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose says that there are no more glass ceilings for women nowadays and that they “have never had it so good” Do you agree?


12 Responses to “The Dubai adultery case: Revenge or morality check?”


  1. 1 Ramesh, India
    June 1, 2009 at 12:17

    It is high time for western governments to advise their citizens(male as well as female) about the adultery laws prevailing in some arab countries. I still remember reading about how former indian prime minister Indira Gandhi put in jail a woman from an indian maharaja family for possessing 100 pound note. For your info, holding foreign currency was a crime in those days in India!

  2. 2 steve
    June 1, 2009 at 12:57

    When in Rome…. Don’t break the laws.

  3. 3 Jennifer
    June 1, 2009 at 13:03

    Re: Is this a really clever way of revenge? Or is it of her own doing for breaching the laws of the land?

    I think Mr. Antia found a clever way to get revenge on his wife for cheating. Cheating is not acceptable. If it’s a crime punishable in her geographic location; she should have considered that. Do people not get a phone call there?

    Re: Sir Stuart Rose says that there are no more glass ceilings for women nowadays and that they “have never had it so good” Do you agree?

    I do not agree. Consider Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin; both very well qualified women who were not thought of as competent enough to be US President. Both took alot of political flack that was totally uncalled for and degrading to women.

  4. 4 Steve in Boston
    June 1, 2009 at 13:40

    She was thrown in jail for three weeks without a lawyer or a phone call just for taking a lover, and no one knew where she was?!?! Excuse me, but where are all the human rights activists? Where is Amnesty International? Where is the outcry from the BBC, CNN and NPR? Where is the UN? Where are the women’s rights groups? Where is Jacqui Smith? Where are the anguished cries of “disproportionate response?”

    Oh I see…that only happens when there are supposed violations by white males, the US or Israel. Once again afraid of upsetting the Muslims, eh?

    Shame shame shame. Hypocrites all!

  5. 5 Ramesh, India
    June 1, 2009 at 13:42

    Jennifer, when George Bush Junior was seen as competent to be US president, why not Sara Palin or Hillary Clinton!!

  6. 6 Tom K in Mpls
    June 1, 2009 at 14:01

    Was it a clever, legitimate use of local laws? Was it simple, proper,local justice? Do people like soap operas? (Yawn)

    As for glass ceilings, I don’t see it (like the pun?). People of all perceived minorities are continually being shown doing more all the time. What’s the problem? I think it has become an advantage to be a perceived minority. Cheers for the underdog and boo the majority. Once again, yawn.

  7. 7 Jennifer
    June 1, 2009 at 14:09

    Re: Jennifer, when George Bush Junior was seen as competent to be US president, why not Sara Palin or Hillary Clinton!!

    Because they are women and considered less capable of handling the pressure of running the US. Hillary was treated badly; but Sarah Palin was treated much much worse. With Hillary, there was never any reasons that could be pointed out and it was subtle but with SP; it was obvious. She was much more of a threat so she was attacked for her personal religious beliefs, having her children with her, edited interviews that were misleading to many Americans, porn videos, blowup dolls, targeting her children. Someone even tried to sell her little boy on Ebay.😦 Anything to stop a smart, religious, heterosexual woman that worked hard to get where she is. Plus, people are drawn to her genuineness.🙂

    Attack any woman in a degrading way; you are degrading all women. It’s that simple!

    It’s still a mans world we live in😦

  8. 9 Harvey Gladstone
    June 1, 2009 at 15:49

    Re: Jennifer, “Attack any woman in a degrading way; you are degrading all women. It’s that simple!” “It’s still a mans world we live in.”

    By that logic all men are forever damned by the likes of one former US president – seem fair, Jen?

  9. 10 Amaechi Ugwele
    June 2, 2009 at 09:17

    What happened to her male companion? Does it not take two to tango?… The land has their morality law established before this happened… Consider the bitterness of being cheated upon, it leaves one degraded and valueless…But then, most of us do it as it is daily done unto us, if not by way of adultery certainly in many other ways that leave us feeling the same way…So there are many wrongs and rights about this that takes us back to the same conclusion, which is ‘neither-here -nor-there’

  10. 11 T
    June 3, 2009 at 05:37

    Did anybody force them to live there? Why are they there? Better salaries, a bigger flat, maybe some servants as well. Also, while in another country, you obey the laws. If you don’t you can get arrested. And possibly deported.

    This is part of some people’s Ulgy Brit attitude. If “foreigners” come to the U.K., you learn to speak English and obey the laws. Yet, when these Brits go emigrate, they refuse to learn the local language and follow the rules. Yet another stupid double standard.

  11. 12 annette
    February 28, 2010 at 00:09

    it is the most pathetic country with no ‘law’ at all! The men get their way, even in courts. Men can buy out, even the judiciary! and thus succeed in making their falsities the gospel truth. Women have no say. Someone close to me, was just visiting a family friend. When the matter came before court, she was not allowed even a word in defense. So its just ‘prosecution’ and then the judgment is reserved!!! Even the law of the jungle seems a safer haven. Inspite of no proof of adultery she was slammed with a year’s imprisonment. Her children are devastated but the madman, their father, can sleep around freely with whores!!! Amnesty International, United Nations and everyone with a conscience needs to do something about this and fast, as so many innocent women are being nailed by their husbands mostly because money/property is involved. So if they succeed in getting a decree of adultery, they don’t have to pay any maintenance and also succeed in getting rid of the woman for good, because after the term is served, there is instant deportation. Do u hear?


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