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« on: Apr 15, 2011 09:44 AM »


Asalaamu Alaikum bro

Besides the whole gay element to this story, this incident reminded me of our whole PDA discussion and how society seems to be moving in terms of what is socially acceptable.




Gay couple 'removed from Soho pub for kissing'


A man has told of how he was ordered to leave a central London pub after a staff member objected to him kissing a man he was on a date with.

James Bull, 23, said he and Jonathan Williams, 26, were thrown out of the John Snow on Broadwick Street, Soho.

Mr Bull said he was "shaking" after a woman claiming to be the pub's landlady removed them for being "obscene".

The Metropolitan Police are investigating the incident, while the John Snow pub is yet to comment.

Samuel Smith's brewery, the owner of the pub, declined to comment on the incident.


'Felt dirty'

 
"I felt belittled. I felt physically sick and we were both shaking," said Mr Bull, a charity worker from Kentish Town in north London.

"It made me feel dirty. I've never experienced anything like this before."

Mr Bull said a man claiming to be the pub's landlord first raised objection to their kissing shortly after 2145 BST.

"We were kissing and a guy who claimed to be the landlord came over and told us to stop. I don't want to see that. It offends me," he said.

"We had just kissed. It was nothing obscene. He said if we didn't tone it down, we would have to leave.


"We were going to finish our drinks and leave but another person at the bar said the man had no right to do that."


'Venom and anger'

 
Jamie Morton, 23, from Canary Wharf, who witnessed the incident, said: "I was really shocked. I said: 'That's outrageous - you can't say that.'"

Mr Bull said: "We had another drink and, getting up to leave, I gave Jonathan a quick peck on the lips."

"A woman claiming to be the landlady came over and said: 'You need to leave, you're being obscene.'"

"The man who said he was the landlord grabbed Jonathan by the collar before we left."

Mr Morton said: "It was shocking and aggressive. There was a lot of venom and anger inflicted on these polite guys who were were genuinely doing nothing wrong at all."

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police are investigating an incident which occurred at approximately 2250 BST on Wednesday at a venue in Broadwick Street, W1.

"There have been no arrests and inquiries are ongoing."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-13087715

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« Reply #1 on: Apr 15, 2011 10:26 AM »

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That is truly bizarre behaviour for a publican in Soho!




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« Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2011 03:40 PM »

Yeah too much pda if you ask me... hetero or homo... but it seems like this couple wants to make a point about it. Why do it when you know you are going to offend half a pub? Kinda scary though if intimate pda is a "right" protected by laws. There's a hadith that says ppl will be openly having relations in front of everyone in public one day!! Will this be a "right' protected one day too? Yikes... reminds me of the Dubai beach incidents. At least they had the nerve to say enough is enough keep it private!
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 15, 2011 04:03 PM »

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There's a hadith that says ppl will be openly having relations in front of everyone in public one day!!

That is exactly what first sprang to mind when I heard this story.


As someone suggested to me earlier, at least Muslims have the decency to get a room!!

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« Reply #4 on: Apr 16, 2011 07:50 AM »

BrKhalid... you would THINK muslims have the decency to get a room... but I have tons of muslims on my fb openly posing with their boyfriends and girlfriends in very intimate poses, nearly kissing, or lying down on the grass together, or hugging while wearing very skimpy swimwear. yikes

A world in which the niqaab is offensive and illegal and public kissing (and much more in some places) is encouraged... madness..



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« Reply #5 on: Apr 16, 2011 07:40 PM »

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A world in which the niqaab is offensive and illegal and public kissing (and much more in some places) is encouraged...madness..

I couldn't agree more, it reminds me of that Hadith which says Islam started as something strange and at the end of time it will once again become something strange.

As for fb pics, I think it should be standard procedure for someone who wishes to get married to take a look at their prospective spouse's fb page (or in some instances their alternate fb page!!)


Sometimes a ''good opinion once lost is lost forever'' to quote the words of certain fictional English gent!!




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