Police called to cafe after off-duty officer was offended by bad language

On August 26 last year, the Emirati corporal was at a cafe in Oud Metha when he overheard the argument and felt insulted when one of the men used bad language that disrespected religion.

DUBAI // Two men arguing in a cafe were reported to police by an off-duty officer after he was offended by their bad language.

On August 26 last year, the Emirati corporal was at a cafe in Oud Metha when he overheard the argument and felt insulted when one of the men used bad language that disrespected religion.

“I became truly tense so I called and reported him to police,” said the 31-year-old.

Police arrived at the cafe and arrested a 27-year-old Palestinian man.

The defendant was arguing with an employee at the cafe, his friend told Dubai Criminal Court.

“Both insulted each other using bad language,” said the 27-year-old Egyptian.

The defendant was charged with disrespecting religion, physical assault and issuing insults which he denied in court.

The next hearing will be on October 9.

salamir@thenational.ae

Published: September 4, 2016 04:00 AM

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