Skip to comments.Anti-Beggary Teams to Be on Full Alert During Ramadan
Posted on 06/01/2014 10:02:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Jeddahs anti-begging unit is fully equipped to deal with the large number of beggars that appear on the citys streets during Ramadan, said Saad Al-Shahrani, unit director. The fasting month of Ramadan and the Eid holiday are two of the highest seasons for begging, not only in Saudi Arabia, but throughout the Islamic world, he told Arab News.
We will deploy 500 undercover volunteers to arrest beggars during the holy month in coordination with the Social Affairs Ministry and the Jeddah Police Department, he said. A committee will be formed and more than 300 vehicles will be deployed across several locations, especially renowned beggar strongholds.
Employees and volunteers will deployed all over Jeddah, with special focus on malls, commercial centers, mosques and traffic lights, where beggars are known to gather, he said.
Our office arrested more than 7,000 beggars last Ramadan and Eid, of whom 4,000 men and 2,000 women, he said. The rest were children under the age of 15. Al-Shahrani called on citizens and residents to report any beggars in a bid to curb the phenomenon.
I thought the Koran okayed alms-giving.
Over there they also need anti-buggery teams.
On first read I thought they had an anti-buggery unit....
I thought Ramadan was supposed to be a time of giving to the poor and killing infidels.
Anti Buggery Teams...
Let me guess: this story is a result of their “April Fools Day” type humour.
When is “The Lunar Month of Worshipping the Idol of the Black Rock”?
Anti-buggery teams will be on full alert during Gay Pride Season
The timing is suspicious PING
World Pork Expo opens Wednesday
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We could use this in Charlottesville. I’ll chip in for the plane tickets!
All this pork and bbq related stuff should happen during Ramadan