Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Saudi religious police ban pet cats and dogs

Saudi Arabia's religious police have announced a ban on selling cats and dogs as pets, or walking them in public in the Saudi capital, because of men using them as a means of making passes at women, an official said on Wednesday.

Othman al-Othman, head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Riyadh, known as the Muttawa, told the Saudi edition of al-Hayat daily that the commission has started enforcing an old religious edict.


1 comment:

  1. MississippiMud,

    Why am I not very surprised by this? Islam-o-Fascists already see dogs as unclean, so the only thing that surprises me at all is that they didn't do this sooner.