Monday, October 01, 2007

Sexy Saudi Women

Two Saudi women were detained last week after they sprayed members of the Saudi state vice squad with pepper spray. Male agents from the Commission for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice routinely patrol Saudi streets, fining or detaining any woman who is unaccompanied or insufficiently swathed in a burqa. In Jeddah last week, commission official Muhammed bin Marshoud Al-Marshoud said, "two members of the commission were attacked, cursed, and sworn at by two women who were blatantly dolled up," (which means that the two women were wearing makeup).

The women were released after they aplogized for calling the agents "terrorists". The incident was front-page news in Saudi Arabia.

Next they'll be wanting to vote. It's a slippery slope from eye-liner to ballots.