Here’s something for you this morning that proves that, well, our illustrious courts and the honourable public prosecution offices are not busy; or put another way, they can’t refuse a case, no matter how frivolous we might consider it to be:
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Briefly: The court acquitted a defendant from a case of defamation brought against him by a motorist who claims to have the bird flipped to him when he asked the defendant to move his car which was blocking his way.
Al-Waqt – 26 Mar 08
I was dragged once to the police station when someone accused ME of flipping the bird. I was shocked! It cost me most of the day being investigated and being cross examined and all that jazz. Fortunately the case was not lodged and did not go further when my accuser was brought in and I disputed his vision – rightly – that I did not, in fact, flip him the bird; but rather, all I did was instruct him to “take it easy”. That is, for my dear Arab readers, I motioned “shway shway ya akhi waish feek” with my whole hand.
That got me off and the problem was resolved.
But it seems that flipping the bird is serious business in Bahrain, so my friends, don’t do it. I know road rage can do a lot to a person, but flipping the bird can cost you a lot more than you bargained for, given how diligent our legal system is, that is.
Good morning Amman!