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Saudi Arabia arrests 50 men for wearing ‘un-Islamic’ clothing during Ramadan


Saudi Arabia arrests 50 men for wearing ‘un-Islamic’ clothing including ripped jeans and Crocs shoes as part of Ramadan crackdown

  • Authorities launched a Ramadan crackdown on western clothing 
  • Citizens warned against ‘habits and traditions against religious teachings’ 
  • Suspects were detained in the western Saudi city of Mecca 
  • Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s most conservative countries
  • Women dress from head to toe in black and are not allowed to drive 

 

Fifty young men have been arrested in Saudi Arabia for haircuts, necklaces and cloths considered un-Islamic including Crocs shoes.

The suspects were detained during a Ramadan crackdown in the western Saudi city of Mecca, Islam’s holiest site, according to Saudi news website Sabq.

‘They were handed over to the department of criminal investigations,’ said Sabq, which accompanied investigators during their visits to shopping areas in the city.

Officers noticed ‘a number of offences like strange haircuts, chains that are hung upon the chest or arms, head wraps and short clothes and immodest ones – for both men and women,’ reported Sabq, which is close to the authorities.

A young man wearing Crocs and ripped jeans was arrested during a Ramadan crackdown on clothing in Mecca

The law enforcement team, which included women, advised citizens against ‘habits and traditions that are against religious teachings.’

Islam’s holy fasting month of Ramadan, which ends in early July, is one of the religion’s five pillars. During Ramadan the faithful must devote themselves to piety and charity as well as compassion and generosity.

Saudi Arabia, an absolute Islamic monarchy, is one of the world’s most conservative countries.

Women dress from head to toe in black and are not allowed to drive or mingle with unrelated men.

Saudi Arabia, an absolute Islamic monarchy, is one of the world's most conservative countries (file photo)

Saudi policemen stand guard in front of the Public grievances Department building in Riyadh (file photo)

But more than half of Saudi citizens are under the age of 25, an Internet-savvy generation that spends much of its life online away from official strictures.

One of the kingdom’s most powerful figures, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 30, is leading the Vision 2030 reform drive to diversify the economy and also bring social change.

The plan calls for more entertainment, cultural and sports opportunities.

In April, cabinet stripped the frequently criticised religious police of their powers to arrest.

Members of the Haia force, among whose duties was to monitor people’s dress, can now only offer advice. They must report violators to regular police officers for followup.

The suspects were detained during a Ramadan crackdown in the western Saudi city of Mecca

 

 

2 thoughts on “Saudi Arabia arrests 50 men for wearing ‘un-Islamic’ clothing during Ramadan

  1. Reblogged this on Lake Malaren and commented:
    This is the Wahhabi Islam credo, this is what will come to the rest of the world when Saudi takes over. Has anyone ever thought why Saudi funds Wahhabi mega mosques all around the world? Yet other religions of expats are not allowed to have any kind of religious meeting area. This is the nation people like Clinton and the EU back and take notice of. Have any of you copped on yet? This is been going on since ’73. And I know out there a few western women who have willing been mistresses of these vile Princes and their religion back in the ’70’s before this despotic royal family achieved the power they have today.

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