Saturday, April 4, 2009

Is This Just a Case of a New Broom Sweeping Clean?

Or is there something else going on here, that they're just not approving for press release and public consumption?

JEDDAH: The new president of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, Abdul Aziz Al-Humain has fired three of his officials for violating regulations, Al-Madinah Arabic daily reported yesterday quoting informed sources.

“An official source at the commission's office in Riyadh confirmed the report,” the paper said, adding that the decision was taken by Al-Humain. “It’s one of the major decisions taken by the new president after assuming office,” the paper pointed out.

The source disclosed that the commission was likely to fire more officials in the coming days, especially those working in the field, for violating regulations. However, he did not give the names of officials fired by the organization.

Okay, I'm with you so far. But this is pretty thin on details. C'mon. Where are the juicy bits? Which regulations were violated? The regulations about being too cruel to moral transgressors and apostates? Or the regulations about being too lenient with moral transgressors and apostates? Where are the allegations of scandal, abuse of authority, closet Zoroastrianism, etc.?

The new measures did not target officials who are being investigated for the death of people tracked down by them, the source said, adding that the court has acquitted them.

A number of people had died in road accidents allegedly caused by commission officials. A drug trafficker died in Riyadh recently when he jumped from a building while commission officials tried to catch him.

Police released the commission officials held in the case after the court gave its verdict that they were innocent.

So, these sudden 'personnel changes' have nothing to do with the fact that people who encounter these pricks tend to die or get seriously hurt.

And when these pricks are charged in the deaths or injuries of people who are unfortunate enough to cross their paths, why do the Shariah courts always find these pricks "innocent"?

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