25 June 2016

Saudi Arabia arrests 50 men for wearing 'un-Islamic' ripped jeans and Crocs during Ramadan crackdown

Fifty men have been arrested in Saudi Arabia for wearing 'un-Islamic' clothes like ripped jeans and Crocs shoes or for sporting haircuts not deemed as 'modest'. The men were detained during a crackdown in the holy month of Ramadan in Islam's holiest city of Mecca.

The form of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia is known as Wahhabism and clerics inside the Kingdom have banned camera phones, socialising with other genders and female drivers. During Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, the faithful must devote themselves to piety and charity.

The Saudi Council of Muftis regularly issues fatwas on western trends and items they believe to be un-Islamic including all-you-can-eat buffets, selfies with animals and men and women talking in online chat rooms. [International Business Times] Read more