Saudi Arabia bans 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.

He said the commission was implementing a decision taken a month ago by the acting governor of the capital, Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, adding that it follows an old edict issued by the supreme council of Saudi scholars.

The reason behind reinforcing the edict now was a rising fashion among some men using pets in public "to make passes on women and disturb families," he said, without giving more details.

Othman said that the commission has instructed its offices in the capital to tell pet shops "to stop selling cats and dogs".

The 5,000-strong religious police oversees the adherence to Wahabism -- a strict version of Sunni Islam, which also forces women to cover from head to toe when in public, and bans them from driving.

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Original Poster

Aren't you glad you live in the UK sometimes

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Well lets be honest if a lady walked up to you and said "do you want to see my cat" are you gonna say no ??? :?

The 5,000-strong religious police oversees the adherence to Wahabism -- a strict version of Sunni Islam, which also forces women to cover from head to toe when in public, and bans them from driving.

Damn right.....................women know your limits ;-)

S Arabia is a very weird country anyway IMO !

Original Poster

big-boy;2637739

Well lets be honest if a lady walked up to you and said "do you want to … Well lets be honest if a lady walked up to you and said "do you want to see my cat" are you gonna say no ??? :?The 5,000-strong religious police oversees the adherence to Wahabism -- a strict version of Sunni Islam, which also forces women to cover from head to toe when in public, and bans them from driving.Damn right.....................women know your limits ;-)



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can the men still show off their mouse!!

Well weird or what! Saudi Arabia, My Husband worked over there for a few years, me and the kids went to visit, Its another world only men drive cars, No joking the cars most of them atre all dented, Well in Rhyaid , ( Have spelt that wrong havent I ) that is definattly a mans world over there, If any of you ever get a chance to go there do its well worth the experiance! Even with the kids! You Just Would ever Belive It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but its still not illegal to sell or walk your woman right?

S Arabia is a very weird country



er it is not a wierd country.

Thank You very much

saudia arabia is the land of pure monothism.
1 god
god of adam
god of abraham
god of Joseph
god of moses
god of jesus
god of muhammad

peace be upon them all.

that makes me think . : - )


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MarzBarz;2638694

er it is not a wierd country.Thank You very much


I meant weird as in they have some 'strange ways' compared to the UK ........ no offence intended MB
( .....................you spelt weird rong ! )

That's what you get when your government and authorities are non-secular, a country full of silly rules that should have been left in the dark ages...

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rasanh;2639363

saudia arabia is the land of pure monothism.1 godgod of adamgod of … saudia arabia is the land of pure monothism.1 godgod of adamgod of abrahamgod of Josephgod of mosesgod of jesusgod of muhammadpeace be upon them all.that makes me think . : - )]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophets_of_Islam




Well done.

I have lived and worked in a lot of muslim countries and will 100% agree that sometimes the media is simply exaggerating and it is best to use your own eyes and ears !

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Robotochan;2639612

That's what you get when your government and authorities are non-secular, … That's what you get when your government and authorities are non-secular, a country full of silly rules that should have been left in the dark ages...



Have you ever been to that country ? I for one have visited a few muslim countries and you will be surprised when you see and understand their culture ... BTW I thought that was a real harsh statment to make :x
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