Saudi women strike back at religious cops

via§id=4&contentid=2010052420100524024711733fe455ada published on May 25, 2010

Dubai: Saudi Arabian women are reportedly fighting back against the country’s ‘religious police’, with one married woman opening fire and another punching an officer.

According to reports, the shooting involving the woman happened when she was caught in an “illegal seclusion” with a man in Ha’il last week.

Saudi human rights activist Wajiha Huwaidar: “People are fed up. This is just the beginning…”
“She shot at the officers to distract them and allow the man to escape instant detention,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Mutlak al Nabet, a Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice spokesman, known as the religious police, as saying.

Earlier, another woman had reportedly punched an officer in Al Mubarrazz so badly that he had to visit a hospital to be treated for bruising.

“People are so fed up with these religious police, and now they have to pay the price for the humiliation they put people through for years and years,” said Wajiha Huwaidar, a Saudi human rights activist.

“This is just the beginning and there will be more resistance,” Huwaidar added.

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