A little extreme don't ya think :)

brandylady
By brandylady

AFP - Wednesday, July 30 02:45 pmRIYADH (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's religious police have announced a ban on selling cats and dogs as pets, or walking them in public in the Saudi capital, because of men using them as a means of making passes at women, an official said on Wednesday.

Othman al-Othman, head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Riyadh, known as the Muttawa, told the Saudi edition of al-Hayat daily that the commission has started enforcing an old religious edict.

He said the commission was implementing a decision taken a month ago by the acting governor of the capital, Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, adding that it follows an old edict issued by the supreme council of Saudi scholars.

The reason behind reinforcing the edict now was a rising fashion among some men using pets in public "to make passes on women and disturb families," he said, without giving more details.

Othman said that the commission has instructed its offices in the capital to tell pet shops "to stop selling cats and dogs".

The 5,000-strong religious police oversees the adherence to Wahabism -- a strict version of Sunni Islam, which also forces women to cover from head to toe when in public, and bans them from driving.

By Platao36• 14 years 4 months ago.
Platao36

Yeaps, but the saddest is the brainwash that clerics have made to their followers, making them accept things just because they say it

Only God Can Judge Me

الله فقط يمكنه محاكمتي

I am you and you are me, if you love i love, if you suffer i suffer

أنا أنت, و أنت أنا, إذا أحببت نفسك أحببت نفسي, إذا عانيتَ عانيتُ

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

forcing people into believing is so wrong. The use of violence to do so is the opposite of how humans need to behave towards one another.

Freedom has been taken away here, freedom to own a pet and to walk it wherever you want to, am sure all dogs and cats arn't bought for the sole purpose of picking up women, just ludicrous

By Korly• 14 years 4 months ago.
Korly

are you for real. Yes it might be there country, but just curious, don't they have anything better to do with their time than finding "dumb a$$" laws to pass?

Maybe if they allowed males and females to have a bit more contact, they wouldn't have to use pets to get any attention.

By Platao36• 14 years 4 months ago.
Platao36

Brandylady yes, really bad times, people getting killed in huge fires because they weren't catholiques, this is why i'm always hoping that my muslim brothers/sisters free themselves up from the prison the clerics have arrested them, metaphorically speacking.

Only God Can Judge Me

الله فقط يمكنه محاكمتي

I am you and you are me, if you love i love, if you suffer i suffer

أنا أنت, و أنت أنا, إذا أحببت نفسك أحببت نفسي, إذا عانيتَ عانيتُ

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

terrible times but at least some have moved on from there eh??

By Platao36• 14 years 4 months ago.
Platao36

Lol, this religious police makes me remember how it was at Europe, 500 y ago with the Inquisition.

Only God Can Judge Me

الله فقط يمكنه محاكمتي

I am you and you are me, if you love i love, if you suffer i suffer

أنا أنت, و أنت أنا, إذا أحببت نفسك أحببت نفسي, إذا عانيتَ عانيتُ

By dragonfly212• 14 years 4 months ago.
dragonfly212

why can we all live like in the jungle time. surrounded by animal. sshhhgg

Everybody is right everybody is wrong, it depend where you stand

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

like I said in the beginning, just a little extreme!!

By Gypsy• 14 years 4 months ago.
Gypsy

I don't know about you guys, but the religious police would be getting quite a kick to the nuts if they ever tried to take my kitty away from me. }:-(

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By Platao36• 14 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Platao36

If People would split the religion from politics than this kind of stuff wouldn't happen.

About men going Bahrain to meet girls just shows that one thing is what people say other is what they really feal, if they were as strict as they say, they wouldn't even think in meeting girls without family authorization, it just shows that muslim men are just like any other men, so, stop saying that you guys are different. ;)

Only God Can Judge Me

الله فقط يمكنه محاكمتي

I am you and you are me, if you love i love, if you suffer i suffer

أنا أنت, و أنت أنا, إذا أحببت نفسك أحببت نفسي, إذا عانيتَ عانيتُ

By Dracula• 14 years 4 months ago.
Dracula

i suppose flying around with my bats out would be frowned upon too.

By KellysHeroes• 14 years 4 months ago.
KellysHeroes

 

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By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

a never ending circle then, what chance do we have :)

By KellysHeroes• 14 years 4 months ago.
KellysHeroes

on of the members is being arrested for havng 6 wives at the same time

 

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By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

it's the restrictions that are the cause, if people were allowed to meet and court (is that an old fashioned word lol) then there would be no need for religious police going to the extreme

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

they don't need dogs and cats to do it for them :)

By Platao36• 14 years 4 months ago.
Platao36

abuabdullah salman: So, what's the prob? dO THEY RAPE THE GIRLS? Do they kidnap them? Or do they just meet them to be friends?

While these restrictions exist, men will always seam some beasts lookin at non muslim girls, i see boys meeting girls here that way and girls even consider it funny.

I wonder if Europe would make laws forcing muslim men/women to go to naked beaches nude and if they don't they go to prison, would all go back to their origin countries?

As far as i have noticed it, it's in Europe and United states where everybody goes to gather money.

Only God Can Judge Me

الله فقط يمكنه محاكمتي

I am you and you are me, if you love i love, if you suffer i suffer

أنا أنت, و أنت أنا, إذا أحببت نفسك أحببت نفسي, إذا عانيتَ عانيتُ

By Vegas• 14 years 4 months ago.
Vegas

You can't teach experience

By Platao36• 14 years 4 months ago.
Platao36

Brandylady: When i was a kid, it was quite common a guy to use a dog, cat litle kid to meet some ladies, it's so sad to know that Saudi Arabia muslims can't behave decently and need to create laws to obey them.

Only God Can Judge Me

الله فقط يمكنه محاكمتي

I am you and you are me, if you love i love, if you suffer i suffer

أنا أنت, و أنت أنا, إذا أحببت نفسك أحببت نفسي, إذا عانيتَ عانيتُ

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

now go slap your hand for being so rude lol ;)

By SouthLand• 14 years 4 months ago.
SouthLand

Does it go like this?

By britexpat• 14 years 4 months ago.
britexpat

it pussies to get "P****"....

By abuabdullah salman• 14 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
abuabdullah salman

well friends, its better to be more worried about your own issues rather than sticking your head in unnecessarily things which have nothing to concern you, and that too when it is not in your living country.

its their country and its their right to elect any law which they feel is for the wellfare of the people. and as some one said above 'yes, saudi is a kingdom, and they have the total right for anything in that country'

and as far as i think about this, i feel its right. because i have seen all this myself that too over here in doha.. especially in the ramada complex, i've seen it many times that young punks roam around with pets and use them as a part of their flirting or attracting weapon for ladies.

and lastly, what do we know about the circumstances on which the saudi govt. must have issued this rule! may be things are not the same there as here in doha..

Peace be upon you.

By FranElizabeth• 14 years 4 months ago.
FranElizabeth

I saw this on Yahoo earlier and it made me chuckle too:

..'because of men using them as a means of making passes at women, an official said on Wednesday.'

Sour grapes? ;)

By qatarisun• 14 years 4 months ago.
qatarisun

my mind is inflatable now... wanna sleeeeeeep..

By KellysHeroes• 14 years 4 months ago.
KellysHeroes

 

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By Dracula• 14 years 4 months ago.
Dracula

Alo, 999?

I 've got a puncture!

:P

By KellysHeroes• 14 years 4 months ago.
KellysHeroes

dolls are also banned there. am not talking about inflatables though ;P

 

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By qatarisun• 14 years 4 months ago.
qatarisun

what if we banned all kittens and pussy cats on QL??? about half of QL will be gone...

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

then there is the wolves too, what would be left??? :)

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

ah go on you can comment :)

By 1976• 14 years 4 months ago.
1976

same7_XOXO

By jassKat• 14 years 4 months ago.
jassKat

oh no, I dont want to be banned is KSA :(

 

 

tra la la

By nadt• 14 years 4 months ago.
nadt

So wonder what happens to the existing pets... Honestly, you would think they would use their police resources on more useful things...

By DaRuDe• 14 years 4 months ago.
DaRuDe

thats better next time you meet him crack his bolts.

 

 

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By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

just like I said lol

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

you asked me to beat Ksarat too, I can fight now don't you worry :)

By nadt• 14 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
nadt

Not extreme at all, first it red roses on valentines day, now its pets as animals and red roses pose a real threat to society..this is too funny..

By DaRuDe• 14 years 4 months ago.
DaRuDe

she is a pervert kitty always messing around beat her.

 

 

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By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

dont wanna be naughty so edited title lol :/

By DaRuDe• 14 years 4 months ago.
DaRuDe

me is easy you nasty kitten :?

 

 

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By jassKat• 14 years 4 months ago.
jassKat

Well BL, Da is easy!!!

 

 

tra la la

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

feigns innocence ;)

Got the attention though Da lol

By DaRuDe• 14 years 4 months ago.
DaRuDe

all in all you found that name for the topic jeez you naughty lady.

 

 

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By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

By jassKat• 14 years 4 months ago.
jassKat

kitten hate thread???

 

 

tra la la

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

tsk tsk what did you think??? ;)

By jassKat• 14 years 4 months ago.
jassKat

I was a little worried about what this thread would be!!

 

 

tra la la

By Vegas• 14 years 4 months ago.
Vegas

You can't teach experience

By flanostu• 14 years 4 months ago.
flanostu

i suppose walking around with my snake out would be frowned upon too.

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

but men using dogs and cats to attract women?? tis just silly!!!

By abhisheksgh• 14 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
abhisheksgh

saudi is very particular about religious values. Its not a democratic state but a Kingdom they can enforce anything they deed right.

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

just caught my eye and can't believe the religious police are taking things this far, not sure why am suprised though, in the place that has so many restrictions

By Vegas• 14 years 4 months ago.
Vegas

You can't teach experience

By brandylady• 14 years 4 months ago.
brandylady

so just wanted to share it, how can this be real!!!!!

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