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Saudi religious police to arrest anyone celebrating New Years

Dec 30th, 2013 | By

Saudi Arabia’s religious authorities have warned would-be revelers against celebrating New Year’s Eve in the predominantly Sunni Muslim kingdom. The warning was delivered by the Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), the government agency that employs “religious police” or Mutawa to enforce Sharia Law inside the Islamic nation.