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Saudi Arabia arrests 57 men for flirting at mall
The country's "religious police" interrogated 57 men today for "for flirting with women in front of a shopping mall in the holy city of Mecca." It's reported that the men were also wearing inappropriate clothing (T-shirts with English writing) and dancing to pop music -- both punishable offenses. AP reports,
No word on what punishment the men face if convicted.
The U.S. Department of State has a currently-running travel warning which urges Americans who wish to travel to Saudi Arabia "to avoid staying in hotels or housing compounds that do not apply stringent security measures and are also advised to maintain good situational awareness when visiting commercial establishments frequented by Westerners." And of course, no dancing.