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02 October, 2005

The comely camel

Camels are indeed winsome beasts, beloved of artists and sculptors, and even entering their own beauty contests. Small wonder then that a man might become so enamoured of his ship-of-the-desert that he hoists its rigging rather more literally than the law allows:

Ras Al Khaimah: A man has been sentenced to three months in jail after pleading guilty to charges of bestiality.

The camel involved in the case is to be put down in accordance with Islamic law.

Hot, sandy tears must be shed for this Romeo and beast-Juliet of modern times:

The official added the man told the prosecution that he had fallen in love with the camel and had sex with the animal.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw this news in gulfnews. I don't know much about law here, but is it logical to kill an innocent animal? Or was it some sort of smart camel.

02 October, 2005 13:15  
Blogger black feline said...

thank goodness! its a male human species falling for a female camel..cannot imagine the other way round..that will be awesome!cannot imagine how the act can be completed! Any comments from SPCA regarding this rape?

02 October, 2005 13:17  
Blogger The Devil's Advocate said...

It's about time camels shouldered some of the responsibility that trafficked humans have had to burden for so long so that the UAE could maintain it's "safe" and "secure" illusion.

02 October, 2005 13:23  
Blogger pixelsonic said...

RAK: Two steps forward, one step back...Doh!

02 October, 2005 14:15  
Blogger secretdubai said...

I know! It's RAK again - it's world's best emirate in terms of news, that's for sure ;)

02 October, 2005 14:16  
Blogger Keef said...

Why is it always the innocent female that gets the heavy punishment?

02 October, 2005 14:18  
Blogger Tim Newman said...

The article says the camel must be destroyed because its meat is tainted.

Only the camel's?!!

02 October, 2005 14:19  
Blogger The Devil's Advocate said...

Do you suggest the surrounding the neighbourhood and community as well?

02 October, 2005 14:35  
Blogger pixelsonic said...

In the guy's defence, reminds me of something I heard about Dolphins...

02 October, 2005 14:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that RAK should twin itself with Seattle:

The dead man was identified as a 45-year-old Seattle resident. According to the King County Medical Examiner's Office, he died of acute peritonitis due to perforation of the colon. The man's death is not being investigated because it did not result from a crime, Urquhart said.

The Seattle Times

It's sick in both cases though.

02 October, 2005 14:44  
Blogger akantha said...

So, apparently Pasado's Safe Haven is more concerned that it is not natural for the animal? And the lovely couple next door also seems to think that the horsey doing the man is just not right, but the other way around is OK? Or at least normal for Enumclaw (trust me, you'd have to know the place to understand that it is normal for Enumclaw)....

But was the camel in love with this man? Or was the love unrequited?


02 October, 2005 15:05  
Blogger moryarti said...

Well at least the guy was faithful to one camel only ;)

02 October, 2005 15:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can love your camel, but you can't love your camel. OK, I admit it, RAK again, but it still doesn't beat the story I read in the local paper while living in Kuwait.

The police were called to the zoo after a disturbance was heard one night. Upon arrival they arrested a young man who was caught in the act of performing an unnatural act with a pelican.

02 October, 2005 15:43  
Blogger monkey16667 said...

Well atleast the guy wasnt going around forcing women into this.

One way to look at it is let the guy have his fun, one less idiot running aorund polluting the human gene pool.

I say they should release both the camel and the guy into the empty quarter and let them start a new life. Think about all the money you could make out of the official book, official children's story book and the "soon to be made" Major Hollywood Film.

Oh by the way, this is another disgustingly shameless plug for:

Voted the second worst site by Expo lovers worldwide.

02 October, 2005 16:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol @ RAKSTER....

hahah ,... a Pelican ??? ... that's too funny. My Imagination runs wild ..

On a serious note ... Why put away the camel ??? ... I suppose she must have seduced the dimwit!!..

Oh ... the things that i dont understand !!!

02 October, 2005 16:52  
Blogger Blue Chi said...


02 October, 2005 17:05  
Blogger Tariq Sanad said...

I think your blog is great as you seem to be happy expressing your opinion. Whilst reading it I just find that you are so negative. This is not an attack on you, just an observation. If you don't like dubai so much or are focusing on the bad things that happen here (like everywhere else in the world) then you can just as easily leave. If not, I think a more perspective can be shared, it may even cheer you up a bit.

02 October, 2005 17:21  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Tariq - thanks for your comments. The aim is more cynically sometimes amused, sometimes frustrated than negative. The camel story was absolutely hilarious, I've been on the phone with friends laughing about it. Though when it comes to the hell of GITEX, it's hard to find a good word - except for hooray it's over!

Is that cheeful enough?! ;)

02 October, 2005 17:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how did he do it? step ladder? or did the camel lie down for him?

02 October, 2005 18:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

also, shocking that a female (whether animal or human) should be murdered for being raped ...

02 October, 2005 18:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's turn to the Source... Bryan Adams:

"When it's love you give
(I'll be a man of good faith.)
Then in love you live.
(I'll make a stand. I won't break.)
I'll be the rock you can build on,
Be there when you're old,
To have and to hold.

When there's love inside
(I swear I'll always be strong.)
Then there's a reason why.
(I'll prove to you we belong.)
I'll be the wal that protects you
From the wind and the rain,
From the hurt and pain."

... Ah... a man and his camel... (blinking back the tears)... It's just so... so... Romantic! (waaah!!)

02 October, 2005 19:54  
Blogger secretdubai said...

The thing is I really love camels.

But I don't really *love* camels.

How to explain that to this poor man who crossed the semantic line?

02 October, 2005 19:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well ... I mean... Who _doesn't_ *love* camels?!

Eh? Is she a goer? eh? eh? Nudge nudge wink wink say no more!

02 October, 2005 20:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the camel be lashed and deported for having an illicit sexual relationship?!

02 October, 2005 21:32  
Blogger Keef said...

Anon: lashed and deported might be ok, but I think execution is taking it a bit too far.

02 October, 2005 21:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, what is wrong with some people. The poor camel had to suffer. I was actually quite shocked when I read this article in Gulf News.

Poor Camel. Sick Man

02 October, 2005 22:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that SD could have mentioned that the incident was in RAK but the male was Bangladeshi living in UAE.

02 October, 2005 23:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy must be so desperate. How sicking.

03 October, 2005 04:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What difference does it make where he was from?! Yes, the act was horrific, but his ethnic origin bears no relevance here, you bigotted fool.

This sort of sickening fornication occurs all over the world (sadly). In "foreign lands", you can even find "films" on this subject, at the back end of shady video stores.

Maybe he was influenced by all the bestiality/porn spam that EIM seems to trash our way...through no fault of their own ofcourse.

Anyway, this still happened in the shitholes of RAK. Nuff said.

03 October, 2005 08:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And before anyone starts to trash the local culture or religion... here is a passage from the Bible:

Leviticus 18:23 - And you shall not lie with any beast and defile yourself with it, neither shall any woman give herself to a beast to lie with it: it is a perversion.

Liviticus 20:15-16 - If a man lies with a beast, he shall be put to death; and you shall kill the beast. If a woman approaches any beast and lies with it, you shall kill the woman and the beast; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them."

03 October, 2005 09:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the camel is to was completely naked, thus seducing the man....

....but animals don't mate outside their species, do they?

*scratches head*

P.S. Note to Anon@9:48:

"Before anyone starts to trash the local religion.........(etc)"

Your knowledge of the Bible must be extensive, since you had the quotes from Leviticus right at hand. Perhaps, to put things in perspective for the sake of the rest of us, it would be pertinent to mention that the verses quoted are from the section that details Old Testament Mosaic Law.

Would you know of any major current religious or other grouping that observes Mosaic Law in its entirety? Certainly not Christianity, for example, to which Mosaic Law does not apply.

03 October, 2005 10:31  
Blogger Poshboy said...

we ended up having a conversation on how did the guy reach.. did he use a ladder or was the camel lying down or was the camel on top?

03 October, 2005 13:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit about outdated laws? What's the point in calling people out on some misquoted, arcane, non-applicable laws. The bible, as well as other such books written by HUMANS has its fair share of ridiculous, even contradictory laws that I won't bother getting into here.

The point is that this guy had sex with a camel. Some people say kill him and the animal. Some say kill the animal only. Some say kill him, put the animal in jail, but only if said incident happened on Friday...or any combination of the above, ad infinitum.

Personally, I don't give a shit what people do in the privacy of their homes/barnyards, as long as nobody is harmed. And I would much rather some weirdo get out his sexual frustrations on a big, dumb, apathetic animal than rape a young helpless girl.

03 October, 2005 13:44  
Blogger javaricho said...

One hump or two? Whilst I grieve for the camel, I do wonder about a couple of practical issues,. Did he need a ladder, did they take DNA evidence, was he caught "in delicto". We need more detail here...

03 October, 2005 14:08  
Blogger kumar ganesan said...

So he camealot on a comely camel,
Thank god they put him in...(behind bars)
Can't get over putting down the camel though...
Why should she pay for his sins

03 October, 2005 15:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

candy popper, you have a rant that the camel-rapist's nationality was mentioned then attack the best city in the UAE, calling it a shithole. This sort of rakist filth is totally unacceptable. I should report you to the rak-relations board for unconscionable rakism.

03 October, 2005 16:26  
Blogger secretdubai said...

One hump or two?

I was about to write a little D=Dromedary, B=Bactrian guide - then figured out what you meant ;)

03 October, 2005 16:26  
Blogger Tariq Sanad said...

yeah, I guess that is a bit more cheerful!

03 October, 2005 18:15  
Blogger laidback said...

Hey,lets have some perspective here people. These days its pretty hard to find that special someone, especially in Dubai. You work 'til six, fight rush hour, you're home by eight, and sleep round eleven. This is ATLEAST a five day a week routine. The only places you can meet people are bars, malls or at work really. Its just that, in this particular case, the workplace happened to be a barn.

I just feel once you've found that special someone, you should really try hard to make things work, no matter what society thinks.

By the way, is rape an actual concept in the animal kindgom, or is it pretty much "first come first serve"?

03 October, 2005 19:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He got on, then got off, then got off!! And now they wanna smoke the Camel?? I guess Im lucky that I'm a Marlboro Man.

03 October, 2005 22:57  
Blogger samuraisam said...


04 October, 2005 07:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


And I think he got this from his origin.
candy popper I think it make different to us, we don’t need the ppl to think that ppl from RAK do this so you have to say where is he from unless you are from BANGLADESH it self.
And plz don’t say shitholes to RAK…
Don’t forget you live in UAE so respect it at least...

04 October, 2005 08:55  
Blogger samuraisam said...

Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1% (1998)

kind of dug yourself a hole there didnt ya.

if you want someone to respect RAK at least let there be a reason, so much weird shit happens there, like this for instance, what do you want us to say?

Seeing as the camel got put down when the bangladeshi mounted it, what if the camel mounted the bangledeshi? would they put him down?

again anonymous is an example of one of these cyborgs from the middle east, they are above everyone else, they are so cool, that they dont even get caught out with beastiality.

04 October, 2005 10:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heart camel fucking.

04 October, 2005 11:07  
Blogger secretdubai said...


First, there is a link to the original story in the post, so full details are available there.

Secondly, I don't think this kind of behaviour is particular to his nationality or religion. It's just sad, human deviancy.

Don’t forget you live in UAE so respect it at least...

Don't forget I got this story from a UAE newspaper.

04 October, 2005 11:14  
Blogger Tim Newman said...


I'd like to think that UAE nationals are dissuaded from shagging camels for reasons other than it being prohibited by their religion.

I'd also venture to suggest that certain things outlawed by religion are practised by some of its followers in the UAE.

In short, this story is nothing to do with religion and everything to do with shagging camels. As a Welshman, I have a certain connection with the whole affair.

04 October, 2005 13:05  
Blogger Parv said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

04 October, 2005 13:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SD and Samuraism: Thanks for covering my back.

Rakster: I wasn't 'ranting' that the deviant's nationality was mentioned - I was ranting about the fact that a certain "anon" (who shall remain nameless - doh!) was implying that people of certain ethnic origins indulge in this kind of behaviour. How and why does that even matter?!
p.s.: still think RAK is a shithole, but then I guess i've been swallowed by the bling of Dubai, so I'm being unfair. RAK's great for fishing and its got pretty mountains. :)

Anon: P*ss off.
There are plenty of urban tales about local farmers and their unsuspecting farm animals - so get off your high camel (no pun intended).

04 October, 2005 13:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


And I think he got this from his origin."

The vast majority of Bangladeshis are Muslims and I have never heard of any similar cases in Bangladesh.

This case is that of a disturbed individual, his religion and origin have nothing to with it, even though you seem to know his origin better than Bangladeshis themselves.

04 October, 2005 17:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well! This whole story certainly brings out some animal instincts in quite a few people!

As for me: I'm looking at that camel behind with an entirely new eye... Hm. You think they advertise on, say,


04 October, 2005 17:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An utterly sick individual. Better off putting him down and the animal. This, rather than tall towers, is a sign of the end.

04 October, 2005 23:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that the man only made sweet love to one camel only. The others were probably munters.

05 October, 2005 16:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The camel should be put in a zoo rather than down.

06 October, 2005 11:31  
Blogger black feline said...

what a stupid idea..and very cruel too..imagine tourists and sicko like u..pointing finger at her with names like whore, slut hurls at..please..

07 October, 2005 09:42  
Blogger Martin DeMello said...

....but animals don't mate outside their species, do they?

Indeed they do :) Mules are the most common example of such a mating (horse/donkey), but examples abound across the animal kingdom. ("Species" is an increasingly poorly defined concept anyway)

07 October, 2005 19:40  
Blogger Mubeena Mohammed said...

Hi, I just discovered this blog. So hey everyone! Ok now about this whole camel issue.. the man lover was probably inspired by the following story:

A priest and a nun were alone and got lost in the desert. All they had was a camel with them. Soon they realized that the camel was going to die.. and hence, so were they because there was no sign of civilized land.

The story goes that the priest wanted to fulfill his lifelong wish of seeing a naked woman. So he asks the nun, "Before I die, I'd like to see you naked. Would you take off your clothes?" The nun decides she wants to see a man without anything on as well. The priest obliges and both get their wishes fulfilled.

The nun examines the priest and says, "What is that in between your legs?" which the priest proudly replies, "It is a gift from God. If I put it inside you, it would give new life!"

The nun gets the deepest spiritual awakening of her life yet. She opens her eyes wide and screams back to the priest, "Then put it inside our camel!!"

07 October, 2005 23:48  
Blogger black feline said...

not much credibility here..even intended to be a joke..i believe the camel will outlive the two religious idiots..pls..if u ever want to concoct a tall pay attention to details...camel has humps for a good reason ok!

09 October, 2005 14:35  

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