American drummer insults Islam and gets jailed
May 1 , 2014
James Kottak was drunk and sweary when he landed at a Dubai airport. Reports suggest that the German heavy metal band's American drummer loudly spoke about illiterate Muslims and showed the middle finger to other passengers. He even exposed his buttocks while he was in transit.
The 51-year-old said he drank five glasses of wine on the plane but denied all other charges. He told police that he wouldn't say such a thing about Muslims, irrespective of whether or not he is drunk. "I confess to drinking alcohol but I refuse the other two charges."