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18 October, 2006

Shaggy dog story

An associate relates a rather disturbing anecdote concerning a prominent, much reviled dishdash, who we'll refer to as Bin Jamal. The story starts with Bin Jamal racing down the highway at breakneck speed with his beloved dog in the front seat.

Unsurprisingly, there was an accident, the car flipped, and Bin Jamal lost consciousness. His minions rescued him and took him back to Dubai, and as soon as he came round, he demanded to know where his dog was.

"You left the dog out in the desert!" he accused them.

"Sir, he wasn't with you, he must have run off after the accident."

"Go get him immediately!!!"


So they did. They found the poor pooch wandering around near the crash site and brought him back to Bin Jamal, who immediately began beating the poor animal senseless, screaming: "How dare you leave me to die like that!"

Bin Jamal then demanded his minions take the dog outside and shoot him, which of course they did.

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38 Comments:

Blogger Tanper said...

Oh my god! Are you serious? For some reason I am not surprised, reminds me of those articles when people were dropping cats on Shk Zayed road. Some people are so ignorant.

18 October, 2006 20:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not his fault...

Thats what you get with UAE/HB education and reruns of Lassie.....Bloody americans and their evil corrupting T.V shows

;-)

-Manish

18 October, 2006 21:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wtf? outrageous.

18 October, 2006 21:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they allowed to keep dogs?

18 October, 2006 22:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for some reason I don't believe this story is true the author must be either fasting or drinking during ramadan cause this is a croc of shit.

18 October, 2006 22:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White expats will come up with anything to make them feel smart and local stupid. This is pethetic .. i feel sorry for you.

18 October, 2006 23:23  
Blogger secretdubai said...

White expats will come up with anything to make them feel smart and local stupid. This is pethetic .. i feel sorry for you.

Not really. It's comments like the above that make you look stupid.

Besides which, if you had half a brain you'd have worked out who it refers to.

18 October, 2006 23:41  
Anonymous fellow atheist said...

I would like to think I have a full brain, but I still don't know who it refers to. I don't care either.

If you can't name names, you might as well not tell the story. It's very likely to be untrue.

19 October, 2006 00:14  
Blogger secretdubai said...

If you can't name names, you might as well not tell the story.

Oh FFS. Have you forgotten what country we live in? Am I supposed to "out" every single person I ever mention in this blog?

19 October, 2006 00:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SD , have some balls and name the person. You can do better than the name you used ! maybe you can set a example of freedom of speech !

19 October, 2006 00:42  
Blogger shansenta said...

Story sounds too unbelievable... but I'm sure you're not just passing on another juicy gossip, for the heck of it!

True, many of the filthy rich brats of the sandlands are known to have wierd habits, and the one you recounted is really true, it's shameful to think that I'm staying in a place inhabited by them, and more importantly there's none to put good sense in them.

19 October, 2006 00:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Shansenta:

i would like to comment on this phrase if i may "it's shameful to think that I'm staying in a place inhabited by them".. 1st of all it is their place not yours.. ur just here to make a living.
2nd, the "them" you are talking about are the ones who allow idiots like you to inhabit their country.
3rd of all let SD put some sense into them.. hahahaa.. what a blog?! a bunch of lame ass European rejects tryin to rebel against the system.. SD if i grow old and felt so lame while scratching my saggy balls i'll remember you and your blog

19 October, 2006 04:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find this story hard to believe. Maybe he shot the dog, if he did it, because it was badly hurt and he did not want it to suffer. You do that to millions of pets everyday in the west and call it mercy killing. Now you hear this story about this local and just because he is local you assume that he is ruthless and you start fabricating this Aladdin like story! Does stereotyping mean anything to you?

19 October, 2006 05:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Sure I read about this somewhere. Was it Emirates Today? No, must have been the Khaleej Times ...

19 October, 2006 08:55  
Blogger Sex and Dubai said...

SD thanks for the posting - not only did you shed light on the ignorance of Bin Jamal but you successfully outed several ignorant bloggers who commented. Well done - double whammy.

19 October, 2006 09:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a local and I believe everthing I am told by the autorities; why would they lie to me?

There is no sex trade in Dubai, Camel jockeys were treated very well and road traffic laws are actually obeyed by all.

19 October, 2006 10:16  
Blogger Harsha said...

Not very Unusual. Infact pretty common.

19 October, 2006 10:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds of a joke (or is it...?)

One night, a couple of Indian chaps wearing blue are walking on the hard shoulder of a road and unfortunately a drunk local, without his lights on, in a blacked out windowed 4x4 slams into the poor guys. One is hurled through the windscreen of the car and the other is smashed 50ft into the desert.

Not long after a policeman turns up, has a look at the situation and makes his judgement.

The first bloke is arrested for breaking and entering and the other is nicked for fleeing the scene of an accident.

19 October, 2006 10:30  
Blogger Al-Republican said...

Harsha, you are one hardcore Hindu fundamentalist! What, you weren't being paid enough by the RSS so you skipped onto a boat to Dubai for quick money while spreading your nauseating propoganda here?

You simply believe this story because it sits down well with your twisted outlook of Muslims and Arabs. Heck, if we can kill the sacred cow, why the heck wouldn't we kill a najas dog, right? What a bloody joke!

Just spare us your "oh this is such a common occurrence" gibberish and stick to worshiping Shiv's lingum (quite literally, his penis!) If you can believe in worshiping a penis you sure as hell can believe any shyte.

19 October, 2006 12:13  
Blogger SIN said...

Oh for God's sake Al Republican grow up!

19 October, 2006 13:10  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Now you hear this story about this local and just because he is local you assume that he is ruthless and you start fabricating this Aladdin like story!

This is nothing to do with him being a local. This is to do with the man in question being an absolute fk. That he is local is incidental. If he was a senior Indian businessman or British exec, I'd still do the story.

At least one person has already guessed it.

19 October, 2006 14:21  
Anonymous unJane said...

sounds like one of Saddam's sons has come back to life - too bad!

19 October, 2006 14:57  
Blogger Al-Republican said...

SD-

I wait for the day when I will see you blog something about British executives doing something absurd. I have quite a few stories about them that I can put up in my blog. Very fortunately, I dont try to relate such stories and feed into the stereotypical picture of British nationals.

Only God knows your intentions of what you are doing, but one can't help noticing the sinister connotations in your writings. I, like you, get very frustrated at how some locals can behave. But, to handpick them and then label them (dishdash et al) and then continue a tirade against every breath they take is just absurd.

My next article on my blog, in sha Allah, will talk about this topic. It is something I dedicate to you and I promise you it won't be nasty! Perhaps reading this will make you reflect on what you are unwillingly contributing to.

19 October, 2006 15:31  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Al Rep - I'm happy to blog about anyone doing absurd things. This is story is funny not because the person was a local, but because he was a *prominent* local and if you join a few dots and lines with other stories flying around at the moment, you'll figure it out. It's a local that most locals don't like, for what it's worth.

19 October, 2006 15:48  
Blogger Seabee said...

Well done SD, you've demonstrated once again that almost any posting can attract hordes of screaming idiots all missing the point and going off at a tangent.

19 October, 2006 15:59  
Blogger samuraisam said...

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19 October, 2006 16:46  
Blogger rummyjohn said...

Never mind the nay-sayers, SD, I like it.

It sounds just about apocryphal enough to be something that could happen in the M.E. After all, living in Dubai would be untenable were it not for the willing suspension of disbelief.

19 October, 2006 20:03  
Blogger Chris said...

Has anyone spoken to the dog?

19 October, 2006 21:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the dog be wearing a seatbelt anyways?

20 October, 2006 03:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive heard some UAE rumours in my time but this has to be the worst yet. :D

20 October, 2006 04:42  
Blogger Freelance on the road said...

Dear bloggers, the answer is as obvious as the clues are increasingly libellous...

20 October, 2006 16:13  
Anonymous piggy in da bank said...

Al Republican...as much as we try to hide our real persona, ocassionally (sometimes frequently) the true picture shows itself...

For example the pious sounding "Let's not be rude to them and make them believe all Muslims like that..." or "We Muslims never insult other religions..that's why we get so quickly offended and see offense even when there isn't any..."
 

Harsha said...

Not very Unusual. Infact pretty common. (referring to an alleged incident which did not allude to religion)

19 October, 2006 10:24

(By the way, most readers are familiar with Harsha's comments both here and on the UAE Community blog.) 


Al-Republican replied...

Harsha, you are one hardcore Hindu fundamentalist! What, you weren't being paid enough by the RSS so you skipped onto a boat to Dubai for quick money while spreading your nauseating propoganda here?
You simply believe this story because it sits down well with your twisted outlook of Muslims and Arabs. Heck, if we can kill the sacred cow, why the heck wouldn't we kill a najas dog, right? What a bloody joke!

Just spare us your "oh this is such a common occurrence" gibberish and stick to worshiping Shiv's lingum (quite literally, his penis!) If you can believe in worshiping a penis you sure as hell can believe any shyte.

19 October, 2006 12:13  

Do keep writing...it'll all come out...

21 October, 2006 11:43  
Blogger Al-Republican said...

Piggy in da bank-

Spare me your biased lecture! If you are as well-versed with Harsha's views as you claim to be, you would have known that she has been spewing her venom unabatedly about Islam being a religion of terror.

Her bloody blog had quite a few entries reflecting her propoganda. I am afraid you are only fooling yourself with your prejudiced inclination towards her obvious bias.

Cheers!

22 October, 2006 13:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Muslims didn't like dogs. I also thought guns were illegal in the UAE.

Sounds like a fairy tale to me.

22 October, 2006 15:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al-Republican:

Save the crap ur posting here for your own blog - u sound like a jackass. Its ignorant and fanatical people like you whose words and actions encourange all the anti-islamism (like the Danish cartoons). What you are doing is purely religious propaganda - i.e. all your religions are stupid and you worship penises whilst my religion is superior. Typical ******

22 October, 2006 17:10  
Blogger Al-Republican said...

You know what's funny, for all the superior attitude some of you show, it is surprising that you have absolutely NOTHING of substance to mention!

All you have is the typical "jackass... focking... camel humper..." cliches! Most of you take a lot of pride in your education and financial well-being. Try countering my arguments (or those you detest) with REASONING rather than a bunch of hogwash :)

Then again, I think I ask too much of you clowns! What's worse is that you guys are clearly frustrated about it! hehe!

22 October, 2006 22:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard this story before, about this man you call "Ben Jamal" from another employee at the same said association.

Another one of the man's dogs attacked "Ben Jamal" while my friend was in his office.

22 October, 2006 23:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous iam sure u r out of ur minde shame less stupid and should have u in zoo as funny monky u just write but u never thing and next time talk about something u have becouse dogs have balls bigger then ur hed u r tru non human in human boddy..ect ect ect..whatever a said not enaph discrip u...

11 April, 2007 01:21  

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