Saudi Arabia Arrests Men for Dancing at Birthday Party

Saudi Arabia Arrests Men for Dancing at Birthday Party February 26, 2015

Here’s yet another example of Saudi Arabia’s barbaric and totalitarian system of government. The Saudi religious police have arrested a group of men for committing the horrible crime of dancing at someone’s birthday party, a clear threat to public order.

Saudi Arabia’s morality police detained a group of young men for dancing at a birthday party and referred them to prosecutors, according to a state-linked media report.

The news website Ayn al-Youm reported Saturday that the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice raided a private property in the city of Buraydah, arresting the men inside for “loud music and inappropriate dancing.”

Buraydah is the provincial capital of Saudi Arabia’s Qassim province, which is home to some of the kingdom’s most conservative clerics, who practice a strict interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism.

An unnamed official told the website that when members of the morality police raided the private property, they found the young men in “a comprising situation in their dance and shameful movements.” The official said there was also a cake and candles to celebrate one of the men’s birthdays.

This is outrageous. Who do they think they are, Baptists?


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