Louise Lief

With youth pounding at kingdom's gates, Saudi Arabia begins religious police reform

Christian Science Monitor


Reuters, Fahad Shadeed

Saudi Arabia’s religious police force is infamous for patrolling streets and shopping malls to enforce Islamic conduct. With an eye to restless youth, the kingdom’s aging king has ordered reform.

You may have heard about the case last month of three young men from the United Arab Emirates deported from Saudi Arabia for being “too handsome.”

The kingdom’s religious police, the Commission to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice, made that call.

Read more at The Christian Science Monitor.

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