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  • Rumors that Sheikh Ghamdi would be dismissed from the commission, also known as the muttawa, have circulated ever since.

    Second-Class Citizens

  • A statement by the religious police, informally known as the muttawa, was published in Saudi newspapers, warning shop owners against any violations.

    FrontPage Magazine

  • The police _ informally known as the muttawa, literally "enforcer" _ don't wear uniforms.

    Elder of Ziyon

  • A statement by the religious police, known as the muttawa, was published in Saudi newspapers, warning shop owners against any violations.

    The Daily Star > News Feed

  • The campus has separate * sidewalks* for men and women, and Saudi-style "muttawa" to police every aspect of student behavior (dress, activity, speech, etc) on - and off-campus.

    Sound Politics: Liberals Remain Miffed About Religion

  • On 5 April, Fr George had just celebrated mass in a private house when seven religious policemen (muttawa) broke into the house together with two ordinary policemen.

    Menachem Rosensaft: Morocco Is a Friend and Must Be Treated as Such

  • These muttawa, who belong to the officially sanctioned Society for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice and who enforce both the covering of women's heads and the strict separation of the sexes, will, I'm sure, themselves burn in the flames of hell for roasting these innocent children alive.

    Mail Call: The Lure Of Tourism

  • I can't believe that anyone, even Islamist vigilantes like the muttawa, can be narrow-minded enough to act in such a disgustingly discriminatory manner in the face of a real fire.

    Mail Call: The Lure Of Tourism

  • It is horrific that 15 innocent young girls perished in "the holiest city in Islam" due to sheer pigheadedness on the part of the muttawa.

    Mail Call: The Lure Of Tourism

  • Anwar Abbas Karachi, PakistanThe fire that caused 15 innocent girls to die and more than 40 to be injured, simply because merciless muttawa kept civil-defense workers out of the school building by locking the doors, will certainly not die out.

    Mail Call: The Lure Of Tourism

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