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'I belong to ISIL and will blow up this hotel if I don't get room service,' drunk Saudi guest tells Dubai hotel

Appearing in court, the guest claims he was too drunk to recall making the threat

'I belong to ISIL and will blow up this hotel if I don't get room service,' drunk Saudi guest tells Dubai hotel
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A hotel guest who claimed to be a member of Islamic militant
group ISIL and threatened to bomb a Dubai hotel has said he was drunk at the
time and does recall the incident, according to a report by Gulf News.

The Saudi guest called the hotel reception and made
the threats if the hotel did not immediately send room service to his room.

“I belong to Deash group and will blow up the hotel if
you do not send me someone from room service to help me,” the guest was
reported as saying. The Egyptian receptionist called the police after receiving
the threat.

“I was too drunk and I do not remember what happened,”
the defendant told the Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday when questioned
by a judge.

“I had consumed alcohol and I was too drunk to
remember what happened or what I said. I don’t remember anything. I only gained
consciousness in the police station … but I cannot remember anything else,” he
added.

The Saudi guest’s lawyer defended his client by
claiming there was no recorded evidence of the
phone threat.

The judgment will be issued on November 22.