The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
--Cornelius Tacitus (c. 116 A.D.)
Friday, March 15, 2002
Saudi religious police beat girls attempting to flee a burning building because they aren't wearing a burqa and then tell firefighters that it's a sin to approach them because they aren't covered. This is a religion of peace? These are our greatest allies in the middle east? Those religious police are the official enforcers of religious law in Saudi Arabia. There is no division between secular and religious law, they act with the blessing of the government. How sick can a society be before it self-destructs?