July 17, 2017

UPDATE: Saudi Arabia arrests woman who wore mini skirt in public

Mike GwilliamRebel Columnist

UPDATE: The woman has since been arrested for wearing "suggestive clothing" according to Saudi State TV.

The original article is below...

The Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has launched an investigation after a woman posted a video of herself wearing a mini skirt online.

The British state broadcaster reports
that a model called "Khulood" shared the clip on Snapchat of her walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir.


Soon after, the video was picked up on Twitter and opinion was divided. Some Saudis admired her bravery, while others disapproved. Journalist Khaled Zidan wrote, “The return of the Haia [religious police] here is a must.”

MORE: Saudi couple avoids arrest for leaving their baby inside car at Texas movie theater by claiming it's “part of their culture”

On Monday, the Okaz newspaper reported that officials in Ushayqar had called on the provincial police to take action against the woman. Meanwhile, the religious police wrote on Twitter that they are aware of the video and are in contact with authorities.

Saudi Arabia's nonsensical value system has been mocked endlessly. Just recently the country censored a pool ad by turning a woman in a swimsuit into an inflatable ball.

Last year, a Starbucks in Saudi Arabia actually banned women after its gender segregation wall collapsed.

What are your thoughts on Saudi Arabia?

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commented 2017-07-17 21:35:03 -0400
Wow ! , she’s beautiful , I thought all Arab wemen were ugly, and that’s why their men made them cover up

MAURICE , we like that addendum after your stats
Hope you tag that on every time

Hope some reporter , like BRIAN LILLEY would ask him about that quote , maybe during a scrum
commented 2017-07-17 19:07:38 -0400
Good thing she did not erase her e-mails or smash her hard drives with a sledge hammer!
commented 2017-07-17 18:02:37 -0400
Saudi Arabia is a land ruled by an oligarchy of about 3000 cousins who are all married to their cousins….more than one cousin more often than not.

It would not even be a player on the world stage were it not for oil.
commented 2017-07-17 16:28:30 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,705 Attacks, 217,447 Killed, 298,672 Injured that we know of

“Christians are the worst part of Canadian Society”, Justin Trudeau, Debate Post, March 28, 2017