Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Camera/Cell Phone Banned in Saudi Arabia

Score one for freedom in the Middle East...

According to the AP:

"Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al al-Sheik, Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority, announced the new religious edict Tuesday in remarks to al-Madina daily newspaper.

The devices, he said, were "spreading obscenity in Muslim society," the newspaper reported Wednesday. "All citizens should renounce this (the use of cell phones with cameras) ... for it can harm everybody without discrimination."

Violators "should be strictly confronted and punished," the paper quoted him as saying."

Read the article at Tamba Bay Online.

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