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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