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    24 Feb '08 09:291 edit
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7260314.stm

    'Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia have begun investigating 57 young men who were arrested on Thursday for flirting with girls at shopping centres in Mecca.

    The men are accused of wearing indecent clothes, playing loud music and dancing in order to attract the attention of girls, the Saudi Gazette reported.

    They were arrested following a request of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

    The mutaween enforce Saudi Arabia's conservative brand of Islam, Wahhabism.

    Earlier in the month, the authorities enforced a ban on the sale of red roses and other symbols used in many countries to mark Valentine's Day.

    The ban is partly because of the connection with a "pagan Christian holiday", and also because the festival itself is seen as encouraging relations between the sexes outside marriage, punishable by law in the kingdom.'
  2. Standard memberagryson
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    24 Feb '08 10:50
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7260314.stm

    'Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia have begun investigating 57 young men who were arrested on Thursday for flirting with girls at shopping centres in Mecca.

    The men are accused of wearing indecent clothes, playing loud music and dancing in order to attract the attention of girls, the Saudi Gazette re ...[text shortened]... couraging relations between the sexes outside marriage, punishable by law in the kingdom.'
    You're not allowed to have relations outside of marriage, but you're not allowed to flirt... how do you find someone in the first place to get married to?
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    24 Feb '08 13:35
    Originally posted by agryson
    You're not allowed to have relations outside of marriage, but you're not allowed to flirt... how do you find someone in the first place to get married to?
    I think your male relatives take care of that little detail for you.
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    24 Feb '08 14:261 edit
    Originally posted by pawnhandler
    I think your male relatives take care of that little detail for you.
    Wow, must be a haven for bad dancers if they never have to prove themselves...
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    24 Feb '08 14:44
    Originally posted by agryson
    Wow, must be a haven for bad dancers if they never have to prove themselves...
    😀
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    24 Feb '08 22:11
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7260314.stm

    'Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia have begun investigating 57 young men who were arrested on Thursday for flirting with girls at shopping centres in Mecca.

    The men are accused of wearing indecent clothes, playing loud music and dancing in order to attract the attention of girls, the Saudi Gazette re ...[text shortened]... couraging relations between the sexes outside marriage, punishable by law in the kingdom.'
    .... and coming soon to the UK ... 😀
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    26 Feb '08 00:05
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    .... and coming soon to the UK ... 😀
    ...and here I thought loud music, clothes and bad dancing were already here....
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    26 Feb '08 01:32
    Originally posted by snowinscotland
    ...and here I thought loud music, clothes and bad dancing were already here....
    Sharia isnt
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