The religious police of Saudi Arabia does not let itself be fooled by an X for an U
Saudi Arabia, closely allied with the U.S., has a very poor human rights record. Violations include willkur, torture, executions, as well as downright racist curtailment of women’s rights. The power of the Saudi prince’s clan is based on an alliance with the Wahhabi religious scholars, who represent a Salafi and extremely conservative direction of Islam.
The so-called "Committee for the prevention of ubel and the demand for virtue", a kind of religious police, brutally ensures the observance of the laws of the state, formed on the model of an original Islamic community, apparently in accordance with the literal interpretation of the Koran, as demanded by the arch-conservative interpretation of the Wahhabis. At the top of the list: Dress codes and the separation of men and women in public. Critics and reformers have a hard time, but at least we hear from them more and more often.