Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Saudi Arrest Religious Police

Saudi Arabia actually arrested 5 religious policemen (mutawain) because of the death of a man they had arrested. The religious police there have had a pretty loose leash for a long time, so maybe this will held restrict them. This wasn't the first person to die around the religious police. A few years back there was a fire at a girls' school and the mutawain would not let firefighters go in because they might have seen girls who weren't covered up. I also seem to remember a Shi'ite imam being killed for saying the call to prayer in the Shi'ite method instead of the Sunni method.

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