The Crime Of “Shameful Movements”: Saudi Vice Police Raid Birthday Party And Arrest Men For Dancing

220px-Juliana_Tea_Party170px-Ministry_of_Interior_Saudi_Arabia.svgIn Saudi Arabia, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice is a religious police force that has been a constant presence in the Kingdom arresting woman having coffee with colleagues or forcing young girls to burn to death in fire rather than run out without their scarves. Then there was the time that the religious police in Dammam marched into a popular dinosaur exhibit and shut it down without any explanation of why the dinosaurs threatened the virtue of good Muslims. Then there was the flogging of a women who insulted them. Then there are the round ups of religious people for simply praying at home. Then there is the arrest of a man for standing in line with his wife at a grocery store. The list goes on and on. The latest entry is the arrest of young men for simply dancing at a birthday party. Birthday parties have been denounced by Saudi clerics as unIslamic, but this the first such arrest that many can recall that did not involve dancing with women.

The Vice police in Buraydah arrested the men for “loud music and inappropriate dancing.” The charge reflected the medieval views of the dominant Wahhabi sect of Islam. The police said that the young men were in “a comprising situation in their dance and shameful movements.” There was even a birthday cake. There is enough to send the Vice police into a fence. Recall that grand mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz bin Baz declared that “It’s not permissible to take part in them. Birthday parties are an innovation . . . and people are in no need of innovations.”

The Vice police also noted that they saw the hair styles of the men as non-traditional and said that such styles are dangerous and “can lead to immorality and even homosexuality.”

It appears that the no dancing rule does not apply to other settings.

Source: Fox

36 thoughts on “The Crime Of “Shameful Movements”: Saudi Vice Police Raid Birthday Party And Arrest Men For Dancing”

  1. Why would a a “blue law” that prevents ALL individuals from purchasing alcohol on Sunday be unconstitutional? Interstate Commerce? First Amendment? Or another blue law that prevents hunting, for instance. Or a dry county? Not a big fan of blue laws and they are steadily being eliminated. Also, Roy Moore, at least in this latest case, is a very poor example, as he was probably correct on the technical aspects of the law.

  2. Mike,
    Our constitutional rule-of-law has been, IS and will be under attack from all manner of ideologies; this is completely expected. I’ve found this blog (in my opinion) to have members that support policy completely foreign to the republican principles this nation was founded on.

    When we can have a reasonable discussion, supported by liberal and conservative members about the danger radical left and right movements are to the rule-of-law, then I’ll believe we have serious people interested in preserving the republic and not just their individual interests.

  3. Olly:

    Efforts to restructure our legal systems to accord with fundamentalist interpretations of biblical “law” are not limited to a few wingnuts, as you appear to suggest. Law schools at Oral Roberts, Liberty and Regent universities, for example, are certainly committed to that effort, as are a number of legal advocacy groups, such as Liberty Counsel.

    Dominionism is a very real and very serious movement.

    http://jonathanturley.org/2011/08/15/michele-bachmann-christian-reconstructionism-and-the-law/

    http://jonathanturley.org/2013/07/14/same-sex-marriage-and-the-new-dominionist-manifesto-2/

  4. That sword dance was the most dysfunctional display of lame ass*s I have ever seen. No wonder they are confused. It’s amazing what money can buy.

  5. If we lived up to the purpose of the constitution then we would have laws that secure the libery to both establish businesses as the demand warrants and practice one’s faith, all without interference of government. Isn’t this also the ‘spirit’ of the constitution?

  6. InalienableWrights,
    What is the “spirit” of the constitution? Either something is constitutional or it is not. Are “blue laws” constitutional?

  7. What’s interesting in the world to day is that you can fly on an Airbus and travel back in time to medieval places like Saudi Arabia where people are arrested for looking the wrong way and taken to jail in a Lexus SUV then flogged. There is a movie here.

  8. Olly where I live the Christians already have a few theocracy laws passed that do violate the spirit of the Constitution. We have dry counties, cities with no bars, and so on…. all violating our property rights but furthering the Christians world view and agenda.

  9. Really? That’s it? A 4 year old story that coincidentally pops up prior to every general election, a nutjob ex-fundamentalist reliving her tales of another nutjob fundamentalist, a ‘David said’ reference and a claim I’m blind to what is apparently right before my eyes. Wow, just wow!. I’m certain you can find crazy Christians wanting all sorts of things but you won’t find one with sanity remaining that wants to subordinate secular law to the Bible.

  10. Olly,

    “Please point out the Christians “whining” about a lack of biblical law in government. I know of no Christian that wants to place biblical law above our constitutional rule-of-law.”

    What’s that phrase, um, something like only the blind shall see.

  11. David M has said numerous times that he wants a Constitutional Amendment recognizing God. Ask him about it.

  12. Please point out the Christians “whining” about a lack of biblical law in government. I know of no Christian that wants to place biblical law above our constitutional rule-of-law.

  13. The great irony is that the apologetics of the ‘secular’ socialist left is the path to the expansion of Islamic theocracy.

  14. This is why religion and government should never mix. When today’s Christians whine about America’s lack of adherence to biblical law, think on what real theocracy looks like. The great irony is that secularism is the only path to religious pluralism and freedom to worship. Or not worship. Or dance.

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