By lex, on February 5th, 2007
He was concerned that it might lead to dancing: *
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A Saudi Arabian judge sentenced 20 foreigners to receive lashes and spend several months in prison after convicting them of attending a party where alcohol was served and men and women danced, a newspaper reported Sunday.
The defendants were among 433 foreigners, including some 240 women, arrested by the kingdom’s religious police for attending the party in Jiddah, the state-guided newspaper Okaz said. It did not identify the foreigners, give their nationalities or say when the party took place.
Judge Saud al-Boushi sentenced the 20 to prison terms of three to four months and ordered them to receive an unspecified number of lashes, the newspaper said. They have the right to appeal, it added.
Well, at least they have the right to appeal. I guess we should be grateful. And scratch Jiddah off our “places to party” list.
* 07-26-2018 Original link gone; replacement found – Ed.