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Published:November 16th, 2010 21:23 EST
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Madness In UAE: Maid To Get 100 Lashes For Having Sex Out Of Wedlock

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A FILIPINA maid and her Bangladeshi lover will receive 100 lashes and be deported for having sex out of wedlock in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, a newspaper said today.

The Sharjah Sharia Court ordered the Filipina to be lashed 100 times and deported for "unlawful sex", said the Gulf News report.

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Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/couple-get-100-lashes-for-unlawful-sex/story-e6frfku0-1225954044091#ixzz15T58cQb4

The United Arab Emirates depends on foreign workers to staff the many hotels, restaurants and resorts that cater to Westerners. These foreign workers, mainly Filipinos, are under-paid and treated harshly.

The UAE relies heavily on tourism, but adheres to Neanderthal sexual mores that are anathema to tourists we simply want to have a good time.

European and American tourists shouldn`t vacation in a country that mistreats foreigners and adheres to a religion that treats women like second-class citizens.

I have no sympathy for Western tourists who are lashed for having sex out of wedlock, serves them right for vacationing in such a morally decrepit country.

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