The Candid Eye

April 21, 2010

Saudi Police let 15 school girls burnt alive!!

Filed under: Islam,Jihad,Terrorism,Wahabism — thecandideye @ 6:00 AM
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Saudi Arabia’s religious police “Mutaween”  are tasked with enforcing Sharia Law as defined by government in the Kingdom.By the name of god these people have been committing crimes against humanity.Recently, the Mutaween police had let 15 school girls burnt alive just because they were not wearing burqa at that time.

Saudi Arabia's Religious Police & Fire victim

Saudi Arabia’s religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress, according to Saudi newspapers.

In a rare criticism of the kingdom’s powerful “mutaween” police, the Saudi media has accused them of hindering attempts to save 15 girls who died in the fire on Monday.About 800 pupils were inside the school in the holy city of Mecca when the tragedy occurred.

The Mecca city governor visited the fire-damaged school : Image Courtesy - BBC

According to the al-Eqtisadiah daily, firemen confronted police after they tried to keep the girls inside because they were not wearing the headscarves and abayas (black robes) required by the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Islam.

One witness said he saw three policemen “beating young girls to prevent them from leaving the school because they were not wearing the abaya”.

The Saudi Gazette quoted witnesses as saying that the police – known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice – had stopped men who tried to help the girls and warned “it is a sinful to approach them”.

Affected students are being taken to hospital : Image courtesy - BBC

The father of one of the dead girls said that the school watchman even refused to open the gates to let the girls out.

“Lives could have been saved had they not been stopped by members of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice,” the newspaper concluded.

Relatives’ anger

Families of the victims have been incensed over the deaths.Most of the victims were crushed in a stampede as they tried to flee the blaze.

The school was locked at the time of the fire – a usual practice to ensure full segregation of the sexes.

The religious police are widely feared in Saudi Arabia. They roam the streets enforcing dress codes and sex segregation, and ensuring prayers are performed on time.Those who refuse to obey their orders are often beaten and sometimes put in jail.

Source: BBC


  1. Horrendous event! The Mutaween are notorious abusers of human rights!

    Comment by Religion Nerd — July 28, 2010 @ 3:26 AM | Reply

    • .. In Saudi Arabia girls or schoolgirls inside their schools they do not wear their abays ..simply because the school is just for girl So Why would the policeman enter the school and beat them >> They wear thier abays when they go out
      The accident happend because of electricity problems ..
      In Islam no one can forced to do something even abaya simply because we should love what we do >>
      Yes , there are some people doing great mistakes by the name of Islam >> But I assure you I am muslim and we love others what ever their religions because they have feelings just like us >> we are humans and we hate those terrorists just like you …

      Comment by ♥ • иααиỷ — December 27, 2010 @ 6:34 PM | Reply

  2. this is rabbish …this isnt what happened ….the girls could not be saved because of the fire
    not because of the policemen.
    there is a video on youtube you can check about the accident … a lot of girls were out of the school with no hijab or abaya ….nobody “stopped” them neither “locked” them.

    for that who wrote the article ….why are you insisting in attacking islam ?
    why you distort islam image ?!!!
    please stop this religious bigotry

    Comment by Ahmad kilany — March 4, 2012 @ 3:51 PM | Reply

    • Which youtube video. can you paste the link.

      We have Syndicated the BBC article. BBC is reputed for its correctness of journalism.

      Its not against Islam. We understand that Islam means Peace. however some people in Islam are misinterpreting it. the said article by BBC points says that an outdated custom led to loss of lives, and that is a sad part.

      Comment by Abhay — March 16, 2012 @ 12:13 AM | Reply

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