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Ethiopians Arrested In Saudi Arabia For Practicing Christianity

AFRICANGLOBE - Saudi Arabia’s notoriously brutal religious police, known as the mutawa, swooped in on a private gathering of at least 53 Ethiopian Christians, shutting down their private prayer, and arresting the peaceful group of foreign workers for merely practicing their faith.

Egypt: Alarm Over Call for Religious Police

AFRICANGLOBE - Many Egyptian viewers were horrified when preacher Hisham el-Ashry recently popped up on primetime television to say women must cover up for their own protection and advocated the introduction of religious police. That an obscure preacher could get publicity for such views was seen as another example of the confused political scene in Egypt since the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak gave birth to a cacophony of feuding voices.