Saudi Head of Virtue Police Fired For Suggesting Men and Women Can Mix in Mecca

Ahmed bin Qassim al-Ghamidi is no longer the head of the religious police in Mecca. His offense is not corruption or nepotism or adultery. It is a single statement made in an interview in a newspaper where he suggested that men and women should be allowed to mingle in the district. He was immediately fired as head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. There will be no mixers in Mecca.

In the interview, al-Ghamidi stated “[m]ixing (between the sexes) is just natural and there is no good reason to ban it.” Now there is a revolutionary thought.

Of course, al-Ghamidi is totally dismissing the danger of earthquakes from such mixing, particularly if the foreheads (or, God help us, the faces and ankles) of the women are showing, here.

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7 thoughts on “Saudi Head of Virtue Police Fired For Suggesting Men and Women Can Mix in Mecca

  1. More earthquakes comin’ I guess … I wish the muslims would stop causing all these natural disasters.

    Are they going to behead him or just geld the guy?

  2. how come there are no women groups in the united states that stand up for women in saudi arabia in oppose to iraq, iran & afganistan?

  3. ruba: “how come there are no women groups in the united states that stand up for women in saudi arabia in oppose to iraq, iran & afganistan?”
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    With all the restrictions (and ever increasing restrictions) on women’s rights here in the US and the calls to repeal the 19 Amendment (from the largest Newspaper in Nevada last week) women’s groups are kept pretty busy right here.

    These are Google pages, just start reading. There are a lot of crazies out there who would be perfectly content to a pre-universal suffrage time in America including Ann Coulter and various religious organizations.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ei=tVvPS_fmDIPIMqmdtAE&sa=X&oi=spellfullpage&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CAUQvgUoAA&q=repeal+the+19th+ammendment&nfpr=1

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Women+for+God%27s+Law+repeal+the+19th+amendment&start=10&sa=N

  4. o I was just being sarcastic… you hear a lot of people saying we need to attack iraq, iran, afghanistan so we can free up their women and empower them etc… etc… blah blah but you don’t hear anyone saying we need to do this to women in Saudi Arabia because their government is our allies… even if the wahabbis are worse than the talibban but few people know anything about this anyway…

    ya I know we are busy with our own issues, and I strongly believe that women around the world should deal with their own issues without the help of the states (although some support from the west would definitely help)

  5. ruba, “…you hear a lot of people saying we need to attack iraq, iran, afghanistan so we can free up their women…”

    Yes but that’s just BS IMO; it’s never been about women’s rights and never will be- it’s oil and the the madness of king george all the way. The American war(s) in the Mideast has actually degraded women’s rights in Iraq. Oil also drives the position we take with our great ally Saudi Arabia. The Saudis could be grilling babies for supper and I don’t think we would have a public statement against it. Hyperbole? Maybe, just and only maybe. :-)

    (I wasn’t bitch’n at ya, just presenting another take on the issue.)

  6. The Saudis could be grilling babies for supper and I don’t think we would have a public statement against it

    depends on the color of the babies

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