posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 11:24 PM
I believe this only applies to people that follow the religion of Islam, (which is incredibly popular there) but does not apply to travellers or
people living under another religion. Basically, it is saying "The state is Islamic" and "if you choose to follow Islam's rules, you will be punished
by its punishments."
Saudi Arabia had some of that, and also had areas where foreigners could go that eased some of the tough rules that are imposed on foreigners or those
of other religions. Sadly though, some crimes are still prosecuted no matter who you are or what you believe.
Rereading this article, it doesn't clarify bit does seem to point it will be for the entire population. However, no mention of tourists.
At the end of the day though, this is obviously political and will be used as a political tool. It doesn't take a genius to figure out they can't go
checking hymens on the entire population, so instead, you have a powerful person who can just use this at any time... "She's a whore! Send her to
This is a power grab/power move, IMO.
edit on 21-3-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)