Saudi sex cops target Christmas

Al-akhbar:
Saudi religious police stormed a house in the Saudi Arabian province of al-Jouf, detaining more than 41 guests for “plotting to celebrate Christmas,” a statement from the police branch released Wednesday night said.

The raid is the latest in a string of religious crackdowns against residents perceived to threaten the country's strict religious code.

The host of the alleged Christmas gathering is reported to be an Asian diplomat whose guests included 41 Christians, as well as two Saudi Arabian and Egyptian Muslims. The host and the two Muslims were said to be “severely intoxicated.”
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We again see how fragile Islam is that the mere presence of someone at a celebration of Christmas could topple the whole religion.  Normally these religious cops harass people for alleged violations of rules against people of the opposite sex talking to one another in public places.  They have become a major embarrassment to the kingdom.

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