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Thursday, November 01, 2007

We Have No A.I.D.S. In The U.A.E.

The U.A.E. is really going to have to learn that their government can no longer sweep nasty secrets under the rug and be content in their positions of power and influence. This article about a teenager boy's rape by some Emirati men isn't even mentioned on Emirati newspapers online, which doesn't come as any surprise to me at all. As sure as Iran has no homosexuals, the U.A.E. has no HIV infected citizens. Only foreigners bring such a filthy disease to an otherwise snowy white country. (Here's another version of the article, kindly provided by Cairogal)
My mother had plenty of dealings with influential people there and she told me of the young Emirati man who was wasting away of the effects of A.I.D.S. but had to be kept in isolation for fear that the secret would get out.
They need to stop pretending that Emiratis are as pure as the driven sand dune just because their Sharia law prohibits such activities. And don't EVER believe their bullshit that their system of government is fair regardless of race, class or what color shoelaces the person is wearing. The Sharia system is archaic, misogynistic, and the whim of the judge or the status of the accused is far more influential in the final verdict than anything else.

So come on, U.A.E. If you're going to be the shining beacon of hope for the Middle East you're going to have to actually treat your citizens AND foreigners like human beings and get off your high horses. You can't let people off for crimes because of their family names anymore, and you can't punish foreigners on the basis of bullshit "evidence" anymore. (Exhibit A: Checking a girl's armpits to determine virginity when her detainment had NOTHING to do with sexual activity.)

The days of the Big Boys' Club are OVER. Grow some ethical consciences, you selfish buggers.

Please note, it should go without saying that I address only those who perpetuate the system of privilege and persecution, not those who oppose it, so I don't accuse all Emiratis of being selfish buggers.

6 comments:

Umm Abdul Hakim said...

What's with the armpits? Do you they think virgins don't shave their armpits? I'm celibate right now and have been for some months and probably will be for some months, and will have to be married before I'm not, and I shave my armpits. Sheesh.

Cairogal said...
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humble simpleton said...

AIDS is everywhere, also homosexuality is everywhere, and UAE are included in everywhere, no surprise here. Denying it is sooo funny. Covering it even though they know that everybody knows that there IS AIDS it the UAE is a tragicomedy. Sorry Emiratis, it won't work. First step to solve a problem is admitting that there is a problem.
And yes, what is it with the armpits, another arab speciality? :*)

TeacherLady said...

Cairo Gal, I liked that article you shared! Even though it's the same story, it's a different angle, so you needn't have retracted it! I'll post the link to share with everyone else... Thanks for directing me to it...

Hani Obaid said...

"Checking a girl's armpits to determine virginity when her detainment had NOTHING to do with sexual activity"

Ummmm I don't understand, how can you determine virginity from armpits ?

TeacherLady said...

I have no idea what sort of voodoo connection they have made between armpits and virginity... I know guys can be clueless about women's strange biology (with good reason), but for crying out loud... They may as well weight the woman and burn her if she weighs the same as a duck! If any of you find out what their "logic" is, please let me know...