Return of the religious police worries reformers in Saudi Arabia

Return of the religious police worries reformers in Saudi Arabia

Reuters

As King Salman takes command, Saudi Arabia's creeping reforms appear to reverse. Article by Richard Spencer in The Telegraph.

 The violation of modesty might seem technical, but this was Saudi Arabia, and the religious police were having none of it.

They swept through Riyadh's Marina Mall, going through shops with names like "Princesses' Island" and "My Scarf" which specialise in abayas, the all-enveloping, shapeless gown that Saudi women must by law wear in public, and tore down any that weren't black.

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