Arrested For Flirting

BBC reports:

Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia have begun investigating 57 young men who were arrested on Thursday for flirting with girls at shopping centres in Mecca.

The men are accused of wearing indecent clothes, playing loud music and dancing in order to attract the attention of girls, the Saudi Gazette reported.

They were arrested following a request of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

The concept of clothes being indecent is bizarre, isn’t it? I’ve heard the term used, idiotically, for women’s clothing, but this is the first I’ve heard of it in the context of men. What were they wearing, I wonder, miniskirts?

Hmm, suddenly I remember this report


Vice, Virtue and Saudi Arabia
No Red Roses in Saudi Arabia

(BBC links via email from Shrek.)