Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Morocco releases Briton jailed for being Homosexual.

Before the main issue is addressed I want to make one point. This blog believes that whatever happens in private involving one or more adults who have given their consent and which affects no-one else is the business of those adults alone.

The imprisonment of Briton Ray Cole led to calls for Morocco to be boycotted as a holiday destination.

The Foreign office advice on travel to Morocco states:-

Homosexuality is a criminal offence in Morocco. Sexual relations outside marriage are also punishable by law. It is not uncommon for hotels to ask couples to show evidence of marriage at the time of check-in, and if such evidence is not available, to insist on separate room.
It is against the law to carry bibles in Arabic, to attempt to distribute any non-Muslim or evangelical literature, or to be involved in any such activity.
So there it is. No one can claim they did not know. As unpopular and backward as this may appear to us in this country it is their culture which we in the UK are told to respect when practised here because it is "enriching".

When football fans break the law abroad they are condemned by Government, Media and the Police. Britons found guilty of drug crimes abroad receive little sympathy.

Yet this man went abroad with the aim of breaking Moroccan law. And the response of many in the UK can be summed up as "Who do these bl**dy w*gs think they are, sticking an Englishman in gaol"

It looks like neo-colonial and Imperialist attitudes are not just the preserve of the "Right"


Anonymous said...

He knew the law (if he didn't he's a bloody fool). He broke the law. He suffered the punishment laid down in law. The end.
Whingeing British 'agenda' groups should have more respect for the laws and customs of foreign nations and shut it.

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Anonymous said...

It's like all these d**kheads going to the Third World to repeat the patently failed methods of doling out blanket, unreasoning compassion and freebies. IT DOESN'T WORK and in reality simply increases dependency and above all increases their already massive numbers.

SerpentSlayer said...

Personally I find the Moroccan law too liberal on the issue, but I find it disgusting that Britain feels it can override the law of other countries and impose it's corrupt ideology on others.
Personally I think Morocco should have given him the maximum sentence and banned all British tourists in protest.

Tim said...

banned all British tourists
Yeah that would have really helped their tourist trade

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Remember his mighty word said...

Pope Frances reiterated that we must never become judges of our brothers through gossip and negative chit-chat.
"Those who live judging their neighbor, speaking ill of their neighbor, are hypocrites, because they lack the strength and the courage to look to their own shortcomings. The Lord does not waste many words on this concept. Further on he says that he who has hatred in his heart for his brother is a murderer. In his first letter, John the Apostle also says it clearly: anyone who has hatred for his brother is a murderer, he walks in darkness, he who judges his brother walks in darkness". And the Pope continued saying: "If you speak ill of your brother, you kill your brother. And each time we judge.

Tameside Citizen said...

@Remember his mighty word.

Matthew 21:12-13
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.

John 2:15
And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;

Christ used violence when necessary to defend the integrity of the Temple (or 'Church'). He was therefore not a pacifist.

Anonymous said...

Pope Francis is himself 'judging' those who 'speak ill' of others. If that 'speaking ill' or criticism, is reasoned, logical and accurate that's all that matters. Some people deserve to be hated.

I am the resurrection and the life. said...

John 8:7 “And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, ‘Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.’”

Anonymous said...

New charter housing should write to roy west's partner and beg for her forgiveness.
And if they read the Gospels, then they will know why they should do this.

Anonymous said...

@ 14:55 absolutley beg her forgiveness for dragging a very poorly woman through the courts. not only that, a completely innocent poorly woman at that.

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Anonymous said...

actually the church of England does welcome homosexuals, anyone in fact, it's not a church but a political left wing outfit.
I hear that new charter are thinking of putting in a bid for a share in it.

Anonymous said...

The Church of England is now infested with weak kneed liberals, deviants, cranks and sell outs who have no belief in or understanding of true Christianity or Anglicism.

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