- Jan 25, 2010
Yes i do. And i agree that if you enter another country and commit a crime, even if the law is ridiculous, then it is your owned damned fault.Stu35 said:Whilst I continue to advocate that countries, in particular those with strict Islamic interpretations (the ones being used for these examples) should change their laws, I will never feel that foreigners who go to those countries and commit those crimes are the 'victims'.
You use homosexuality as an example - Now, those who LIVE in countries where homosexuality is outlawed or they're otherwise persecuted, absolutely I would support their fleeing that nation for committing a 'crime' which, in any rational and sensible society, is not a crime.
But if you go to Iran to meet a bloke for sex and they arrest you? Sorry bud, thats your own damned fault.
Do you see where I'm coming from?
But i still don't fault you for trying to escape anyway. I'd call you an idiot and say "Why the f*** did you go drinking down here? That's fucking stupid dude", but I'd still applaud you if you managed to wiggle your way out of the situation.
As for the Assange case, I'd say that the the case AND the swedish rape laws both stink enough for me to understand the course of action the man has taken. When even Swedish lawyers joke that you need WRITTEN permission before sex, then something has clearly gone wrong along the way.