2005 in Saudi Arabia

From an MSNBC article about Saudi Arabia, linked via Boing Boing:

Unrelated men and women caught talking to each other, driving in the same car or sharing a meal risk being detained by the religious police.

I didn’t know that. I remember a West Wing episode where CJ stood livid in front of the White House press corps and told of religious police forcing Saudi Arabian children back into a burning school because they weren’t wearing appropriate clothing. No matter how much I learn, I’m always shocked by the depravity of religion.

I didn’t know. I’ve got to educate myself on this kind of thing, if I’m to argue against it.