Monday, September 24, 2007

The mace of social justice in Saudi Arabia

Brave women: Saudi woman sprays religious police agents with tearing irritant.

Two Saudi women called agents of the feared religious police terrorists and one sprayed the men with a tearing irritant after the agents stopped them because they did not conform to the kingdom's strict dress code, the religious police said Monday in a statement.

One of the women filmed the incident, which took place in the Eastern Province on Thursday, the statement quoted Muhammad bin Marshoud al-Marshoud, head of the Eastern Province branch of the Commission for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice as saying.

The commission employs the police unit that enforces the kingdom's strict Islamic lifestyle. The police patrol public places to ensure women are covered and not wearing make up, the sexes don't mingle, shops close five times a day for Muslim prayers and men go to the mosque and worship.

Wonder what their life expectancy has been adjusted down to.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just read the book "Paramedic to the Prince" written by an American Paramedic that worked for the King. I never knew about the country before now. what a great book. Women have little or no rights there. Husbands force sodomy on their wives. women cannot drive or go anywhere without a male escort. They cannot leave the country or travel without permisson. We call Iran a terrrist state. Saudi is the biggest supporter and exporter of terrorist in the world. I urge you all to read this book and open your eyes.