British-Indian faces jail in Dubai for insulting ProphetAugust 9th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) An Indian-origin Briton is facing up to three years in jail in Dubai for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammad in a text message sent to a Muslim Briton.
Deep Marwaha, 35, born in London to Indian parents, made the remark in an “abuse-filled” message sent to 34-year-old colleague Khalid Shafique while both were working in Saudi Arabia, The Sun reported.
The message allegedly ended with a taunt: “Now show what you can do. I know lots of sheiks.”
Shafique, also a British citizen, told police he received the message after quitting British conference-organising firm Informa.
Both men live in Dubai but regularly worked in Saudi Arabia.
Marwaha, however, said he was asleep when the text message was sent.
A Dubai court has adjourned the case till September.
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