Monday, 31 May 2010

Religious Policeman Decked

Obviously no fan of the Saudi religious police but, if they didn’t exist then we wouldn’t get a story like this.
When an officer of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, (catchy name – isn’t it), sauntered about an amusement park in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Al-Mubarraz looking for unmarried couples illegally socialising, he probably wasn’t expecting much opposition.
But when he approached a young couple, he got more than he bargained for.
He asked the couple to confirm their identities and relationship to one another. For some reason or other, the man collapsed. The woman however, made of sterner stuff, laid into the holy plod, giving him a right doing, and leaving him to be taken to the hospital with bruises to his face and body.
Kismet I presume.
I feel a hundred lashes coming on.