Arrested Legs Syndrome

“If she was a foreigner, they would sing about the beauty of her waist and the enchantment of her eyes… But because she is Saudi they are calling for her arrest.” A Snapchat video of a woman wearing a skirt rarely makes international news. But in this case, the woman was walking through Najd, “one of the most conservative regions in Saudi Arabia. It was where the founder of Wahhabism – the austere form of Sunni Islam that is practised by the Saudi royal family and religious establishment – was born in the late 18th Century.” From BBC: Saudi police question miniskirt video woman.

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