I read that story then read that the police have been told to turn a blind eye to couples in the UK shagging in public so as not to embaress them of offend them. This goes for cottaging too. Personally I'm against this whole sex in public thing. Get a fraking room!
When you go to another country you respect their laws and customs or are prepared to bear the consequences. This would be pretty sordid behaviour in even the most forgiving of countries, let alone a Middle Eastern one.
even if they were ignorant of the local laws (hard to believe). Shagging in public? I don't think thats ok anywhere. Its bad enough getting to watch fondling and slurping just about anywhere in the high street now.
Wasn't the alcohol a big factor here? One of them knew without a doubt about the laws of the land, but reason disappears when a) a shag is on the cards...mostly men?, and combined with b) the 'liberating' effects of alcohol means that reason has no chance.
He was probably thinking he was Shag King, after all of the alcohol he had drunk...like being another John Travolta after a skinful of ale...