Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saudis Arrest 57 Men for Flirting

The Saudis continue cracking down on any behaviors they deem to be un-Islamic. This time, their religious police arrested 57 men for wearing indecent clothes and/or trying to engage women in conversation.
Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia have begun investigating 57 young men who were arrested on Thursday for flirting with girls at shopping centres in Mecca.

The men are accused of wearing indecent clothes, playing loud music and dancing in order to attract the attention of girls, the Saudi Gazette reported.

They were arrested following a request of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

The mutaween enforce Saudi Arabia's conservative brand of Islam, Wahhabism.
Reverend Shaw Moore could not be reached for comment.

Seriously though, this is completely repressive and repressed society that bans all kinds of conduct that we in the West take for granted.

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