Religion Police Beat Up By Saudi Woman
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.
The young man immediately collapsed for reasons that have not been made clear, the Jerusalem Post reported.
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 suffering from severe bruising.
Uploaded on May 21, 2010