It’s gotta suck to live in Saudi Arabia. A airline employee, appeared on a popular television show “A Thick Red Line”. He bragged about his “sex adventures” flying the friendly skies. I guess the government and audience were shocked by his revelations and the poor guy was arrested. What was his punishment? Five years in prison and 1000 lashes. WTF?
Mazen Abdul Jawad, a 32-year-old airline employee and divorced father of four, spoke openly about his sexual escapades, his love of sex and losing his virginity at age 14. He made the comments on Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, which aired the interview a few months ago.
Saudi authorities shut down LBC offices in Jeddah and Riyadh after airing the interview on an episode of its popular show “A Thick Red Line.” Abdul Jawad was arrested shortly after the program aired and charged with violating Saudi Arabia’s crime of publicizing vice.
Speaking about promiscuous acts “is a violation of the sharia regulations on the one hand and against Saudi customs on the other,” police spokesman Suleiman Al-Mutawae told Arab News, an English-language daily newspaper in Saudi Arabia.
Before Jawad’s detention, Arab News reported that he initiated a damage-control campaign, apologized for his comments and was considering filing a complaint against the show’s producers for presenting him “in the worst possible manner by taking two hours of footage and condensing it down to a minutes-long segment.”
I guess it’s safe to say Jerry Springer won’t be airing in Saudi Arabia anytime soon. Here is the infamous show. He shows the reporter his sex toys, bedroom, etc. What was this guy thinking? He needs to move to America and get his own reality show.