Monday, May 28, 2007

Saudi Arabia - last place to be

A recent report through the Gulf News reported the death of a young Saudi Arabian married man because he was severely beaten up by the religious police (Commission for promotion of Virtue & Prevention of Vice).

The report indicates that the religious police broke open a house door, arrested several family members amongst of which were women and started beating the man in front of his father then took him (the youth) to their centre to recieve medical help but later on died from having a bleeding eye. And all this from a nosy suspicion.

The members who took part in beating the man to death are now being questioned and held responsible for the young man's death.

In another case, a woman and her daughter had filed a case against the same group several years ago because one of the members of the so-called religious police insulted her. The court dimissed the case due to the fact that they were of this 'righteousness' group.

Which brings me to the reason why I posted this piece of news..

Several years ago, I had attended Umra in Mecca along with some female family members. During the time that we were in the Holy site of the Ka'aba, there was one of those religious clerics shouting at my relatives in a demeaning way. When he noticed that I was looking at him, he asked me to tell them to stay away from the male population around the Ka'aba.

Not as if it's any of his business, but who gave anyone the right to tell anyone what they should and shouldn't do. That is why God gave us free will. There is right and there is wrong. We all have a mind and using it is our God given gift whether in good or evil.

Personally, I hope the men behind the death of the young Saudi youth hang for what blood their hands had spilt.

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Link:

- Three moral policemen held in Saudi man's death

2 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

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Biby Cletus

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