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A Saudi man has been arrested for bragging about his sexual conquests on television, reports Arab News.
July 23, 2009 8:10 by Dana El Baltaji
Lewd remarks about sex by a Saudi man in Jeddah that broadcast last week on LBC’s “Red Line” has led to his arrest.
Mazen Abdul Jawad appeared on the program last week in a red button-down shirt and open collar bragging in graphic detail about his sexual conquests.
In the segment, Abdul Jawad talks about having slept with a neighbor when he was only 14 and how this got him interested in sex. After discussing sex and foreplay in graphic detail and providing a recipe for an aphrodisiac, Abdul Jawad is seen getting into his vehicle at night on a Jeddah street.
“It all starts with turning my Bluetooth on while cruising around in my car,” he tells the camera.
About 100 people have filed a complaint against Abdul Jawad at the summary court in Jeddah. They allege Abdul Jawad has not only confessed to pre-marital sex, but also violated another Shariah principle by publicizing his sinful behavior.
Local reports Wednesday say Abdul Jawad is a 32-year-old employee of Saudi Airlines. A Saudi daily newspaper spoke with Abdul Jawad before he was arrested. He claims the show’s producers took his quotes out of context and that he planned to appoint an attorney to file a lawsuit against LBC.
Ahmad Qasim Al Ghamdi, director of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice for Makkah, told Arab News that speaking so openly about vice is a punishable offense and that everyone involved with the broadcast is culpable.
“It is wrong to host people on television to speak publicly about vice and issues against our religion,” he said. “The program presents anomalies and deviancy in society that are unacceptable and immoral and should be punished according to Shariah.”
“Red Lines” is known for addressing controversial subjects. One episode addressed the subject of homosexuality. The program airs every Wednesday at 9.30pm on LBC.
Malik Maktabi, the presenter of “Red Line” said that he could not comment specifically about the case, but he underscored that his program does not aim to tarnish Saudi Arabia.
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