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I would be knackered if i lived in Saudi!!
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Post 1 made on Monday February 25, 2008 at 03:20
Mr Griffiths
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Now i am very happily married But i have to admit i can be a flirt
This is taken from the BBC website;

Saudi men arrested for 'flirting'

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.

The Prosecution and Investigation Commission said it had received reports of such "bad" behaviour by 57 young men at a number of shopping centres in the holy city of Mecca, the Saudi Gazette said.

The guardians of some of the men defended their actions, however, saying they would regularly get together at the weekend to have fun without ever violating laws governing the segregation of the sexes, it added.

[Link: news.bbc.co.uk]

OMG i would be locked away for my going out shirts, loud music and my robot dance..lol hope they don't chop off bits off your body like they do for other crimes..it begs the question what bits if they do..lol
Post 2 made on Monday February 25, 2008 at 04:42
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On February 25, 2008 at 03:20, Mr Griffiths said...
..it begs
the question what bits if they do..lol

I think you answered that in the title of your thread.
Post 3 made on Tuesday February 26, 2008 at 00:59
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If young women are even suspected of flirting there, they get executed.

Nice place huh?
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
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Post 4 made on Tuesday February 26, 2008 at 04:56
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Such a broad minded and liberal country. Makes one feel quite envious.
OP | Post 5 made on Tuesday February 26, 2008 at 05:48
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indeed
Post 6 made on Tuesday February 26, 2008 at 21:09
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I had a foreign exchange student (from Saudi Arabia) that stayed with us here in Washington State a few years ago...
The second day that he was here, I took him out to see the city... As we walked to my car, I turned off the security alarm... The student, looked at me and asked what that was??? I told him it was a security alarm.
He asked me (totally puzzled), why did I need that??? I said to protect the car from being stolen...
He (amazed), said in his country that doesn't ever happen.
He also mentioned that they would cut off your hand or hands if you got caught stealing.
He was visably shaken up realizing that someone would actually attempt to steal an automobile.
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
Frank Lloyd Wright
Post 7 made on Monday March 3, 2008 at 14:56
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A somewhat lighter story from Iran, unless one happens to be the one buying the roses . . .

[Link: news.bbc.co.uk]


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