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"Saudi woman beats up virtue cop

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"Saudi woman beats up virtue cop

By BENJAMIN JOFFE-WALT / THE MEDIA LINE
17/05/2010 16:43
Source The Jerusalem Post

"Incident follows a wave of challenges to religious authorities.

 
"............ According to the Saudi daily Okaz, the woman then allegedly laid into the religious policeman, punching him repeatedly, and leaving him to be taken to the hospital with bruises across his body and face.

“To see resistance from a woman means a lot,” Wajiha Al-Huwaidar, a Saudi women’s rights activist, told The Media Line news agency. “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. This is just the beginning and there will be more resistance.”

“The media and the Internet have given people a lot of power and the freedom to express their anger,” she said. “The Hai’a are like a militia, but now whenever they do something it’s all over the Internet. This gives them a horrible reputation and gives people power to react.” ........."
 

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=175779

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Comments

1.
TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - May 21, 2010, 2:53 pm
Great! I just hope that woman can hide out somewhere 'cause the punishment could be death in a stadium for her.
2.
konaneComment by konane - May 21, 2010, 2:56 pm
Thanks TigerAngel! I applaud her and like you hope for her safety.
3.
jarasanComment by jarasan - May 21, 2010, 3:33 pm
If they knew we had their backs for sure, this would all be mute.
4.
konaneComment by konane - May 21, 2010, 3:36 pm
Thanks Jarasan! Probably so.
5.
sully16Comment by sully16 - May 21, 2010, 4:15 pm
That brave woman probably never survived the night, her own family can kill her for shaming them.
6.
konaneComment by konane - May 21, 2010, 4:34 pm
Thanks Sully! I hope you're not correct on that one.
7.
sully16Comment by sully16 - May 21, 2010, 5:30 pm
I hope I'm wrong to.

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