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Monday, July 20, 2009

Training for the Saudi Vice Squad

From the Saudi Gazette:
The British Council in Riyadh has begun teaching English to members of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Hai’a) as part of ongoing training to improve the organization’s skills in communication and dialogue.

Hai’a spokesman Abdul Mohsen Al-Qaffari said that the six-level course would help improve staff competence in their work.

The Hai’a office in the Eastern Province also plans to hold a five-day course on issues related to black magic and those who practice it for 25 of its members.
Because when you are in the Muttawa, you have to be prepared for anything: English-speakers and practitioners of black magic.