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RIYADH, June 1 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's religious police are trying to bring to court three Saudi youths for challenging the kingdom's austere lifestyle on an MTV reality show -- a new test of the country's stated commitment to reform.
Divisions have emerged within the influential religious establishment, including the [B]religious police body[/B] itself, over long-held restrictions that have been enforced in the world's leading oil producing country and key U.S. ally.
An official at the Jeddah court confirmed the filing of the lawsuit for [B]the crime of "openly declaring sin" [/B]and said it would take at least one week for the Islamic sharia court to decide whether to proceed with a trial or dismiss the case.
The Saudi judiciary system, based on an austere reading of Islamic sharia law, reserves harsh punishments for such offences that could involve lashes with whip and years of imprisonment.
Bush's don't run this country last time I looked.
Originally posted by SUICIDEHK45
We don't do anything because the Bush family is friends with the Saudis