Saudi Arabia, a place where one can still visit the 7th century, and not be in a museum. KGS
TSN: If we don’t act, where’s it all going to lead, plucking eyebrows, wearing of perfume?
Saudi in fresh crackdown on colourful female gowns
Published Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Saudi Arabia’s feared Islamic police mounted a fresh campaign against clothes shops in one of the Gulf Kingdom’s largest cities to stop them from selling colourful gowns to women, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice raided many shops in the western town of Taif and confiscated a large quantity of ornamented women’s gowns, Sabq online Arabic language daily said.
“The Commission members made dealers write a statement pledging not to sell these gowns again…many other deals had shut their shops and fled just before the Commission inspectors raided the market.”
Just before the end of 2010, a large force from the Commission stormed garments shops in the Saudi capital Riyadh and confiscated thousands of ornamented dresses and gowns, which also carry writings.