"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Monday, May 28, 2012

Muslim Morality Police vs. Nail Polish

The Saudi Arabian Morality Police.
Through all of history governments and religions have been frightened to death that people might dare to enjoy themselves without their permission.

"Theology is never any help;  it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.  Theologians can persudae themselves of anything."   ---- Robert A. Heinline

A brave Saudi woman confronted members of the country's religious police after they accused of breaking strict modesty rules with her freshly painted nails.

The woman, who has not been identified, refuses their demands that she leave the mall where she is shopping and tells them that her nails are 'none of [their] business' reports the UK Daily Mail.

After she filmed the incident on her mobile phone and it was posted it to YouTube, her row with the members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) has gone viral.

The video shows several men in traditional Saudi dress, who have apparently stopped the woman to chastise her for the immodesty of her freshly manicured nails.

One of the men orders the woman to leave the mall, but she refuses and the pair become embroiled in a heated argument in the middle of the mall's concourse.

'The government didn't send you to follow me,' she yells at the men. 'The government said there would be no persecution [of women].

'Your job is to advise people and move on. You have no right to harass anyone.'

Known as the mutaween, or religious police, members of the CPVPV are granted power to enforce Sharia Law in Saudi Arabia by the order of King Abdullah himself.

They are known for their callous brutality and strict interpretation of Islamic law. In 2002 mutaween reportedly stopped girls from escaping their burning school because they were 'not properly covered'.

They locked the doors of the school from the outside and attacked firefighters to stop them from entering the building to rescue the girls.

Fourteen of the youngsters died of burns or smoke asphyxiation. Since then the powers of the mutaween have been curtailed but they still have a powerful hold over Saudi society

(UK Daily Mail)

Caught on camera
The brave woman refused to give in to the men's demands that she leave the mall where she was shopping

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