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article imageVideo of Saudi woman defying religious police goes viral

By Katerina Nikolas     May 31, 2012 in World
Riyadh - A video of a young Saudi Arabian's woman defiant stand against the invasive religious police has gone viral, attracting thousands of comments, the majority denouncing her behaviour.
Members of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, charged with enforcing Sharia law in the Kingdom, stopped the young woman in a shopping mall, objecting to the nail polish she wore and a few strands of hair escaping from her abaya.
However, instead of meekly accepting their criticisms the woman defiantly shouted back "It’s none of your business if I wear nail polish" Alarabiya reported.
Citing the anti-harassment law which was introduced in April this year, the woman went on to berate the male officers, shouting "The government has banned you from coming after us, you are only supposed to provide advice and nothing more.”
She then informs the feared muttaween she is filming them on her cell phone, before calling the police to complain of harassment by the religious police.
The woman, who does not herself appear in the video, posted it on You Tube where it became a viral hit, attracting thousands of comments. The majority proved to be negative though, according to the Telegraph, which reported the video attracted insulting comments referring to the woman as a prostitute, slut and whore.
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