True girl power:
When a Saudi religious policeman questioned a young couple walking together in an amusement park he got a painful surprise – when the woman suddenly attacked him.
The officer, from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, asked the pair to confirm their identities and relationship to one another.
Unmarried men and women are barred from mixing under Saudi Arabia’s strict Islamic rules.
But before the policeman could do anything else, the woman – believed to be in her mid-twenties – laid into him.
He was punched repeatedly about the head and upper torso during the attack in the eastern city of Hofuf Mubarraz.
The assault was so severe and sustained, the officer was eventually taken to hospital.
I love this line:
‘People are fed up with these religious police, and now they have to pay the price for the humiliation they put people through for years and years,’ Saudi human rights activist Wajiha Al Huwaidar told the Media Line news agency.
Islamic suffragettes have become better feminists than the stateside ones who defend the prison of cloth burqa. Remember, as per Nonie Darwish, the burqa isn’t based in tradition or history; it’s an implement of the Taliban only recently brought about in the 70s.