Friday, January 20, 2012

Saudi Arabia's Religious Police Decried for Brutality

The Authority for the Promotion of Virtue? That's the Orwellian title given the religious police of Saudi Arabia. But, according to journalist Nadin Al-Badir, those virtuous cops are often ex-cons with histories of violence and drug dealing.

But it's worse than that. Al-Badir related to a television audience in Egypt just how barbaric their policies can be -- as in beating a man to death because of his hair length or in forcing more than a dozen young girls to die in a fire because they were not wearing traditional Islamic head coverings.

Here's the story.